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Arnold Palmer Announces Greens at Bay Hill To Be Re-Done

Posted by Dan Hauser on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 7:20pm.

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At Arnold Palmer's traditional Wednesday before the Arnold Palmer Invitational press conference, the King announced that come May all 18 of Bay Hill's greens and the practice greens will all be completely re-done.

Come May 15th, Palmer will close down Bay Hill for the majority of the summer while all 18 greens and the practice putting greens get a complete overhaul.

"I have every intention on May the 15th of closing the golf course and re-doing all 18 greens and the putting green," Palmer said. 

At one point, nine holes will be open and available for members and guests, but as Palmer put it, if you want to play 18, you will have to play it twice.

"The golf course will be closed most of the summer and we will have nine holes open and it will be in good shape to play."

Palmer addressed some other pressing topics on Wednesday, including his dislocated shoulder and how it will factor in on him hitting the ceremonial tee shot at Augusta, which he fully intends on doing.

"I have a dislocated shoulder and this week or next week I'm going to start hitting the ball again and I have every intention of hitting the first drive at Augusta," Palmer said.

Of course, he also talked about Tiger being noticeably absent from an even he has won eight times and the state of his game.

"Tiger said that he can't thing of anything I would rather do but be here to play," Palmer said about his conversation with the Jupiter Island resident. "He then explained that he didn't think his game was ready to play and I don't blame him."

As for what Tiger should do to fix his game?

"For me to tell you or Tiger what to do it would be practice and regain confidence"

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