McIlroy commits to AP Invitational

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, set for March 19-22 at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando.

The World No 1 has already committed to play the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens from Feb. 26 – March 1, and will no doubt tee it up at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami as well, set for March 5-8.

“Mr. Palmer is the father figure of modern golf, widening its appeal and bringing the game to a new audience. Every playing professional of my generation owes a debt of gratitude to Arnold Palmer,” McIlroy said.

Palmer said in a statement: “I am very pleased that Rory is going to be playing here.

“I have talked to Rory about playing here, and it didn’t work into his schedule in the past, but he told me that when it did work into his schedule that he would be here, and he is making good on his word. We look forward to having him.”