It’s Valspar week on the PGA Tour, as the star players continue their Florida swing.
After last week’s Players championship, the Valspar offers a slightly more relaxed vibe, and the competitors will be hoping for better weather at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course.
Originally named the Tampa Bay Classic, the Valspar Championship was first contested in 2000. Since then, the event has been played at Innisbrook every year.
The course here is one of the main reasons the Valspar attracts a strong field, with lots of the big names sticking around in Florida after the Players Championship. The final three holes are the best known on the course, the so-called Snake Pit has caught out many players towards the end of their round.
Vijay Singh’s record of 18-under from 2004 still stands to this day, although Sam Burns reached 17-under last year.
In 2018, Tiger Woods was only one shot off the 54-hole lead. Although he never went on to win, it was an important part of his comeback that led to his Masters victory in 2019.
Let’s have a look at all the details you need to know before this week...
Valspar Championship details
Course: Innisbrook: Copperhead Course
Course Stats: Par 71, 7,340 yards
Date: March 17-20 2022
Winner’s Share: $1,404,000
Defending Champion: Sam Burns
Valspar Championship betting tips
Here are the top ten ranked players set to tee it up this week...
Justin Thomas 9/1
Collin Morikawa 11/1
Viktor Hovland 11/1
Dustin Johnson 14/1
Louis Oosthuizen 20/1
Paul Casey 22/1
Sam Burns 22/1
Joaquin Niemann 25/1
Abraham Ancer 30/1
The bunkered Bet
Gary Woodland 70/1:
The former US Open champ might have missed the cut at The Players, but two tied-fifth finishes beforehand show his game isn't far away. At 70/1, the four-time PGA Tour winner is very good value.
Viktor Hovland, now #3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has joined the field of the Valspar Championship!— Valspar Championship (@ValsparChamp) March 9, 2022
Who else might join by the deadline on Friday afternoon? Reply to this tweet and let us know who you think! pic.twitter.com/kRJfqXi5GI
The Valspar Championship: How can I watch it on TV?
The Valspar runs from Thursday to Sunday and is live on Sky Sports Golf. Early coverage begins at 11.30am, with the main event getting under way at 7pm.