2021 Valspar Championship First Round: PGA Tour Matchup Bets, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21

2021 Valspar Championship First Round: PGA Tour Matchup Bets, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21 Photo by Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Valspar Championship

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:45 AM (Copperhead Course)

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This Thursday, the PGA Tour presents the first round of the 2021 Valspar Championship.

Before I discuss my favorite matchup bets for the first round of the 2021 Valspar Championship let’s take a look at the current leaders in first round scoring average on the PGA Tour.

Here is a list of the top ten ranked golfers in first round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s 2021 Valspar Championship field with that player’s average first round score this season. 

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1   Patrick Reed 68.40

2   Cameron Tringale 68.69

3   Jason Kokrak 69.00

4   Scottie Scheffler 69.06

5   Russell Henley 69.08

6   Joaquin Niemann 69.31

7   Emiliano Grillo 69.33

8   Keegan Bradley 69.35

9   Ryan Palmer 69.38

10 Justin Rose 69.44

Now that we have identified the current top ten ranked golfers in first round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s field, let’s shift our focus to my favorite first round matchup bets for the 2021 Valspar Championship.

Corey Conners -125 over Bubba Watson

Corey Conners, the current 38th ranked golfer in OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings), arrives at this week’s Valspar Championship in great form. Since the beginning of March, Conners has played five tournaments on the PGA Tour. In those five events just mentioned, Conners has four top eight finishes, including a fourth place result at the RBC Heritage two weeks ago.  

In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Valspar Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Conners ranks first in GIR (greens in regulation), sixth in strokes gained approach, first in strokes gained ball striking, and fifth in birdie or better percentage.

Abraham Ancer -120 over Byeong Hun An

Ancer arrives at this week's PGA Tour event on the heels of five consecutive top 26 finishes, including an 18th place result at the World Golf Championship-Mexico in February. 

In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Valspar Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Ancer ranks ninth in GIR (greens in regulation), 13th in strokes gained approach, fifth in strokes gained ball striking, and fifth in strokes gained tee to green.

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