Valspar Championship Expert Picks

Valspar Championship Expert Picks

Valspar Championship Expert Picks

The PGA continues it’s Florida swing with the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) in Palm Harbor. Since the FedExCup began in 2007, 8 of 9 past champions at Innisbrook have made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Last week, Adam Scott made it 2 in row when taking down the top prize for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Scott now turns his attention to this weekend’s Valspar Championship. The Valspar Championship takes place over the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. Copperhead is a Par 71 with a length of 7,340 yards (6,710 meters). Keep reading for the Favorite to Win, the Smart Pick to Win, and the Longshot Pick to Win!

A Closer Look At My Valspar Championship Expert Picks

Smart Pick To Win The Valspar Championship: Adam Scott

Scott has just been brilliant the past 2 weeks. After shooting a 271 at the Honda Classic to reach  -9 and to win the tournament, Scott came back this week and shot a 276 -12 to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He shot a Round 1 68, an incredible Round 2 66, a bumbling Round 3 73, and a close the door on the competition Round 4 69. Scott was brilliant because he left Bubba Watson -11, Danny Willet -10, Rory McIlroy -10 and Phil Mickelson -9 in his wake. Scott is definitely on fire. But, he might cool off this week. In last year’s Valspar Championship, Scott didn’t make the cut after a 71 first round and a 75 second round. He looks like a vulnerable smart pick to win the Valspar Championship.

Favorite To Win The Valspar Championship: Jordan Spieth

Since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in early January, things haven’t gone that well for superstar Jordan Spieth. Spieth finished twenty-first in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He missed the cut in the Northern Trust Open. He finished seventeenth in the WGC-Cadillac. That may sound like bad news, but from a betting perspective Spieth’s issues the past couple of weeks could spell profits this week. It’s hard to see Spieth being the favorite in the Valspar after playing so badly in his last 3 tournaments. In last year’s Valspar, Spieth shot a 274 -10 and beat Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair in a playoff to win first place money. I like his chances.  

Longshot Pick To Win The Valspar Championship: Patrick Reed

The odds should be magnificently high on one of the players that Jordan Spieth had to beat in a playoff to take home the top prize in last year’s Valspar Championship. Reed finished at 9 over and tied for fifty-second place in the WGC-Cadillac this past weekend. He missed the cut in the Honda Classic. He did finish sixth in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Reed played Spieth down to the wire at Copperhead in 2015. He’s worth a longshot look at what should be overlay odds. 

The Opening Odds To Win The 2016 Valspar Championship

  • Jordan Spieth +550
  • Henrik Stenson +1400
  • Daniel Willett +2000
  • Louis Oosthuizen +2200
  • Charl Schwartzel +2500
  • Patrick Reed +2500
  • Branden Grace +2800
  • Justin Thomas +3000
  • Brandt Snedeker +3300
  • Matt Kuchar +3300
  • Harris English +3500
  • Graeme McDowell +4000
  • Jason Dufner +4000
  • Kevin Na +4000
  • Bill Haas +4500
  • K.J. Choi +4500
  • Luke Donald +4500
  • Ryan Moore +4500
  • Webb Simpson +4500
  • Fredrik Jacobson +5000
  • Gary Woodland +5000
  • Kevin Streelman +5500
  • Jason Kokrak +5500
  • Russell Knox +5500
  • Danny Lee +6600
  • Sean O’Hair +7000
  • John Huh +7500
  • Charles Howell III +8000
  • Martin Kaymer +8000
  • Sung Kang +8000
  • Graham Delaet +9000
  • Keegan Bradley +9000
  • Charley Hoffman +10000
  • Daniel Berger +10000
  • Patton Kizzire +10000
  • Chez Reavie +10000
  • Ernie Els +11000
  • Ian Poulter +11000
  • Kevin Chappell +11000
  • Cameron Tringale +12500
  • Hunter Mahan +12500
  • John Senden +12500
  • Jonas Blixt +12500
  • Russell Henley +12500
  • Steve Stricker +12500
  • Will Wilcox +12500
  • Vijay Singh +12500
  • Boo Weekley +14000
  • Cameron Smith +14000
  • Camilo Villegas +14000
  • Daniel Summerhays +14000
  • Jamie Lovemark +14000
  • Luke List +14000
  • Martin Laird +14000
  • Padraig Harrington +14000
  • Adam Hadwin +15000
  • Andrew Loupe +15000
  • Blayne Barber +15000
  • Francesco Molinari +15000
  • James Hahn +15000
  • Patrick Rodgers +15000
  • Retief Goosen +15000
  • Troy Merritt +15000
  • Brian Harman +16000
  • Bryce Molder +16000
  • Jeff Overton +16000
  • Lucas Glover +16000
  • Stewart Cink +16000
  • Colt Knost +17500
  • George Mcneill +17500
  • Jerry Kelly +17500
  • Seung Yul Noh +17500
  • Si-Woo Kim +17500