This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
Arnold Palmer's distinguished umbrella logo catches the eye on the PGA Tour schedule as Leg 2 of the Florida Swing is set to begin at Bay Hill, where an exclusive field of 123 invitees will tee it up while honoring golf's king. It's an exciting time with dreary winter months drawing to an end as the PLAYERS Championship looms in the near future as well. We'll now take a look at several current trends on Tour from a fantasy perspective, along with injury updates for various household names.
The top-ranked Chinese golfer resides at No. 35 in the Official World Golf Ranking with top-20s in his last three starts, including a runner-up finish to Dustin Johnson at the Saudi International where Li carded an incredible four eagles en route to a third-round 62. Li then posted a T19 at the WGC-Mexico Championship, ranking fourth among the field in SG: Around-the-Green and eighth in scrambling. He'll look to maintain momentum at Bay Hill before heading to the PLAYERS Championship next week.
Garcia is rounding into form just at the right time to make his second run at a Green Jacket in April, as he currently leads the PGA Tour in SG: Approach and ranks fourth in SG: Tee-to-Green. The Spaniard has finished top-10 in nine of his last 11 starts worldwide, but could become even more dangerous if he improves with the flat stick.
Brown is quietly humming along with three top-20s in