Three multiple major champions headline strong list of exemptions
Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen and Lee Janzen, who combined have a total of seven major championships between them were among 18 players selected to receive sponsor exemptions to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard.
The PGA TOUR event with a field of 120 players will be held on the week of March 17-23 at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida.
Eight sponsor exemptions went to PGA TOUR Regular or Past Champion members. In addition to Harrington, Goosen and Janzen the other exemptions went to Daniel Chopra, Past Champions Chad Campbell and Rod Pampling, Camilo Villegas and former Masters Champion Trevor Immelman.
Two exemptions from the 2013 Web.com TOUR were issued to Chesson Hadley and Michael Putnam.
The other eight sponsor exemptions were unrestricted. These went to Southern Amateur champion Zachary Olsen, four-time USGA Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith, Sean O'Hair, Dicky Pride, Paul Casey, Sam Saunders, Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein.