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      Sleeper Picks: Arnold Palmer Invitational

    • Sang-moon Bae is coming off a T14 at the Valspar Championship. (Gross/Getty Images) Sang-moon Bae is coming off a T14 at the Valspar Championship. (Gross/Getty Images)

    Greg Owen ... If you've followed the game long enough, you can't think of the Englishman without replaying his three-putt from three feet on the penultimate hole at Bay Hill in 2006. It squandered his best chance at victory on the PGA TOUR. While he chased that double bogey with a bogey at the last to lose by one to Rod Pampling, Owen began the day four strokes in arrears of the Aussie and still signed for a 3-under 69. That runner-up is Owen's best finish in 196 starts, but he forever has a chip on his shoulder to avenge it. Tied for 20th at Bay Hill in 2012. In this week's field on a sponsor exemption.

    Matt Every ... For most intents and purposes, it's an insult to group him here. He's 31st in FedExCup points with four top 10s, including a T8 last week at Copperhead. It was the first time that he survived the cut in four tries. The only reason he qualifies is due to his pedestrian record at Bay Hill. He's survived three of four cuts, but finished no better than T24 in 2012. Given that each of his last three finishes are career bests in those tournaments, he's poised for a fourth straight. Ranks seventh in strokes gained-putting, 10th in adjusted scoring and T3 in par-5 scoring.

    Sang-moon Bae ... After surviving the 36-hole cut on the number at Copperhead, he'd eventually card a field-low 67 in the finale en route to a share of 14th place. It was his first action anywhere since a T12 at Riviera. Ranks 12th on TOUR in strokes gained-putting and 43rd in scrambling. Tied for 40th at Bay Hill last year when he twirled a bogey-free, 3-under 69 in the second round and finished T13 in greens hit for the week.

    Freddie Jacobson ... After a forgettable West Coast Swing, the baritone placed T12 at The Honda Classic and T20 at last week's Valspar Championship, signing for five red numbers on challenging tracks. He's ninth in strokes gained-putting, third in three-putt avoidance, 43rd in adjusted scoring and T53 in bogey avoidance. Tied for ninth at Bay Hill in 2011.

    Ken Duke ... Enters his fifth appearance much like he limped in before a T6 in 2008 and a T8 in 2013. He sat three strokes off the lead after the second and third rounds. Collectively, he was 4-for-14 with no top 40s previously in those seasons. In his last seven starts this year, he has just one top 50 (T29, WM Phoenix Open). Currently 12th on TOUR in fairways hit and 19th in greens in regulation.

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