Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:45 AM (Copperhead Course)
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This week, the PGA Tour returns to the state of Florida for the 2021 Valspar Championship.
Before I discuss my favorite golf bets for this week’s PGA Tour event let’s take a look at the golf course the field will play and a few key facts that I think are relevant to those placing wagers on the 2021 Valspar Championship.
The 2021 Valspar Championship will be played at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort (Copperhead Course) in Palm Harbour, Florida. The golf course is a par 71 that measures 7,340 yards. This track features four par five holes and five par three holes. This tree lined golf course ends with two difficult par four holes that are collectively known as the Snake Pit. The Copperhead Course presents the field with very tight fairways that place a premium on accuracy off the tee.
The Valspar Championship debuted on the PGA Tour in 2000.
The Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida has been the host course of the Valspar Championship every year that it has been played.
The average cumulative four round winning score of the two previous winners of the Valspar Championship was 9 under par (2019 Paul Casey -10, 2018 Paul Casey -8).
The 2020 Valspar Championship was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s shift our focus to my favorite golf bets for the 2021 Valspar Championship.
Here are two golfers to consider placing on your card to finish in the top ten.
Chris Kirk +550 – The American arrives at this week’s PGA Tour event on the heels of two consecutive top seven finishes, including a sixth place result at the Valero Texas Open earlier this month.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Valspar Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Kirk ranks fifth in GIR (greens in regulation), 11th in strokes gained ball striking, 15th in strokes gained putting, and seventh in three putt avoidance.
Lucas Glover +600 – Glover fired a final round 66 at the 2021 Valero Texas Open earlier this month en route to an eventual fourth place finish.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 Valspar Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Glover ranks eighth in strokes gained ball striking, 11th in strokes gained putting, 12th in strokes gained off the tee, and seventh in birdie or better percentage.