Valspar Championship, Outright Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:47 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 12:47 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the outright market in this week's Valspar Championship

<h2>Valspar Championship, Outright Betting Preview, Odds &amp; Tips</h2><ul> <li><strong>Date: 21/03/2019</strong></li> <li><strong>Time: 12:30</strong></li> <li><strong>Venue: Innisbrook Course, Copperhead Resort, Florida</strong></li> <li><strong>Par 71, 7310 yards</strong></li> <li><strong>Channel: Sky Sports</strong></li></ul><p> </p><h2>Preview</h2><p>The Valspar Championship was founded in the year 2000 originally called the Tampa Bay Classic and filled a slot near the end of the year on the PGA tour schedule. Then from 2007 it moved to March on the calendar where it has stayed since. There have been two multiple winners K J Choi and Retief Goosen who are typical of the sort of reliable fairway and greens player that win here. Paul Casey is defending champion while fellow Englishman Luke Donald won in 2012. Major winners Jim Furyk, Charl Schwartzel, Jordan Speith and Vijay Singh can also be found on the roll of honour.</p><p>This year it comes on the back of the Players Championship which was a mighty test for the competitors. The strengths required last week are the ones needed this week so we can expect a similar leaderboard come Sunday night.</p><h2>Verdict</h2><p>The current Masters Champion Patrick Reed looked to be finding better form last week at Sawgrass and we know he loves in the Innisbrook Course with two second place finishes in the last four years. His defence due at Augusta next month he often hits form this week at the Valspar Championship. The controversial American is not everyone’s cup of tea but he does know how to win as we know watching him hold off the world number one Justin Rose at last year’s Master’s in impressive style.</p><p>When you consider tee to green specialist players Jim Furyk will never be far from the top of the list, so it’s no surprise he has four top 7 finishes here with his one victory coming in 2010. As he approaches his Champions Tour career the forty-eight-year old plays a lighter schedule however, in four starts this season his trademark consistency is still shining through in his results. Last week’s Players Championship the Florida resident rolled back the years with an impressive second to Rory Mcllroy. His price suggests the bookies believe he cannot keep that level of play up this week, I am not so sure given he was not really in contention until the death last week.</p><p>Webb Simpson fits the profile of a Valspar Championship winner with a solid week at the Players Championship without being in contention the perfect preparation for this former US Open champion to add this event to his winners resume.</p><p>The former Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel won here in 2016 and followed up with a 6<sup>th</sup> place finish in 2017. He started the season in poor form but three weeks ago in Puerto Rico his game appeared to be starting to come back to the level we expect from the South African.</p><p>2016 winner Adam Hadwin has been solid this season if not spectacular, but we know he is well suited this week and we can expect the Canadian to be in the higher reaches of the leaderboard.</p><p>Continental Europeans Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia have only played here a handful of times each and combined in nine events they have managed seven top 20 finishes between them.</p><p>A hat trick of seasoned American professionals who need respect and fare well at Copperhead are Ryan Moore, Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na who all fit the criteria of high accuracy tee to green statistic players.</p><p>JT Poston is a twenty-five professional in his second full season and last week’s 22<sup>nd</sup> place at Sawgrass was another solid week with eight top 40 finishes in his last ten on the PGA tour. I believe it will be his turn to breakthrough soon and an eye-catching 14<sup>th</sup> in 2017 on debut suggests it could be here.</p><p>Brian Harman really interests me too this week having found some form last week, another player who plays well in US Open’s and normally holds his best form for a few weeks when finding it. This two-time PGA tour winner can be a tough cookie once in contention and he is our best value each way bet this week.</p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p><strong><em>Jim Furyk - each way @33/1 (34.00) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Brian Harman – each way @125/1 (126.00) <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Unibet</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em>J T Poston - Top 40 @6/5 (2.20) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Ryan Moore - Top 20 @5/2 (3.50) <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Ladbrokes </a> </em></strong></p>
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