The Valspar Champsionship in the PGA takes place in Palm Harbor. Florida at the Innisbrook Resort beginning on March 9, 2017. Last year this event was won by Charl Schwartzel.
The top favorites in this golf tournament are Justin Thomas and Henrik Stenson. They are being dueled by Ryan Moore, Daniel Berger, Gary Woodland and a host of others.
One of the most popular courses on the PGA Tour will be featured this weekend when the 2017 edition of the Valspar Championship gets underway at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.
This course has a the nickname as the Copperhead Course and is a par-71 with 7,340 yards. It also has plenty of water and many dog legs on the course. They call the last three holes the “Snake Pit” and are the toughest holes on the course. Only about 60% of the professionals par these holes. No one has won this event two years in a row.
Top Ten in Betting Odds
- Justin Thomas +1000
- Henrik Stenson +1000
- Ryan Moore +2200
- Daniel Berger +2500
- Gary Woodland +2500
- Matt Kuchar +2800
- Bill Haas +2800
- Patrick Reed +3000
- Charles Howell III +4000
- Bubba Watson +4000
Who Can Win?
Henrik Stenson should be considered a good bet as long as he is fine from food poisoning that kept him from completing the WGC-Mexico last week. He has 6 consecutive Top-10 finishes and finished 4th in 2015 and 11th in 2016.
Justin Thomas is the points leader in the FedExCup standings and already has three wins this season. He leads the PGA in birdie average. Look for this Alabama product to challenge for the top spot.
Matt Kuchar considers Palm Harbor his home course and has made the cut every time he has played it since turning pro and has four top 15 finishes in six tries. This golfer has momentum with some good finishes lately.
Our Valspar Championship Pick
Gary Woodland won this event way back in 2011. He has already earned three Top-10 finishes in 2017 and has done well for awhile. He finished in a tie for 2nd place a few weeks back. We are taking Gary Woodland at 18-1 to win.