Valspar Picks
Tampa Bay Championship - Round One

The TOUR’s Florida swing culminates at the Valspar Championship, held at the renowned Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, FL. This challenging course is renowned for its strategic bunkering, undulating greens, and lush fairways. Players will have to navigate the difficult Snake Pit, comprising holes 16-18, in order to have success here. 

Justin Thomas (+1100) and Jordan Spieth (+1200) are the clear favorites in a middle of the road field, both of whom have great track records on this property. Spieth rolls into Innisbrook in good form and good pedigree here, with four top-20 finishes, including an outright win in 2015. His fellow Netflix cast member and good mate Justin Thomas is no slouch either, having achieved four top-20 finishes in five attempts, highlighted by a third-place finish last season.   

Sam Burns (+1600) has established himself as a dominant force at the Copperhead Course, having won the tournament in the last two editions. He has also earned more money on this property than any other player in PGA TOUR history. 

The forecast in the area suggests a slight advantage to players in the PM/AM wave, with strong winds expected to arrive on Friday afternoon. Players should be prepared for gusts of up to 25 mph & picking up by the hour. 

Our caddie has scoured the field, analyzed the models, simulated the Valspar on PGA2K23 (JK, but not), and has identified the top contenders for this year’s edition of the Valspar Championship. 

Tournament Picks: 

  • Justin Thomas Top 5 (+280)
  • Justin Rose Top 10 (+230)
  • Victor Perez Top 10 (+550)
  • Eric Cole Top 10 (+750)

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