Golf: Valspar Championship
Venue: Innisbrook Golf Club, Florida.
Dates: Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th March 2022
The Valspar Championship continues on the PGA Tour in 2022, having been absent from the calendar in 2020 due to COVID 19. All of the biggest names in golf are once again present at one of the most picturesque venues on the PGA Tour and there is nearly $7 million available in the prize pot. With the Valspar Championship having been a flagship event on the tour for over 20 years, the list of previous winners is impressive with Jordan Spieth, Luke Donald and Paul Casey all having claimed the crown in previous seasons.
Plenty of the biggest names on the PGA Tour feature here in Florida and they will be keen to get their hands on some silverware here:-
Young Norwegian Viktor Hovland has been in superb form on the PGA Tour this season and he will be desperate to continue putting prize money in the bank here.
Two-time major winner Collin Morikawa will be looking to put another big tournament win in the bag here in Florida and his form as ever has been superb of late.
Justin Thomas has been in fine form all season on the PGA Tour and he is sure to be a front runner in a strong field this week in Florida.
Former world number one Dustin Johnson hasn’t been in the best form of late, but he is still one of the best golfers on the planet and is always hard to beat.
Olympic champion Xander Schauffele is always a strong shout in events such as these, with his immense scoring power enabling him to blaze clear of the field at any given moment.
1st Round Leader
The whole field here in Florida will believe they can get off to a strong start and if they do so they could set themselves up for the week ahead:
Mexican Abraham Ancer is a man in good form so far this season and his tendency to get off to fast starts could be beneficial for him this week.
2019 runner up Jason Kokrak has become a solid performer on the PGA Tour over the past few years and he will be looking to go one better at this event in 2022.
Swede Alex Noren has made a successful transition onto the PGA Tour in recent years and his game could be a very good fit for conditions here at the Valspar Championship.
Top Ten Finish
With so many quality players assembled here in Florida, getting into the winning enclosure could be tough but there are plenty of candidates to finish in the top 10 come Sunday afternoon:-
Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick is a consistent performer the world over and he should be a candidate here in sunny climbs in Florida.
Irishman Shane Lowry went close at the Players Championship last week and he could be a real candidate to go well again here in Florida.
Four time major winner Brooks Koepka is always in the running in the biggest events, and he will be raring to go here at the Valspar Championship this week.
Valspar Championship betxchange.com Best Bets:
Outright Winner: Viktor Hovland – 12/1
1st Round Leader: Jason Kokrak – 40/1
Top Ten Finish: Shane Lowry – 3/1