Valspar Championship Betting Preview 2022

The Valspar Championship is next on the list for the PGA Tour. Players do not have to move far, as this event remains in Florida.  

 

Weather should not be a huge factor, other than wind, which usually plays a role in this event. Below you can see who has the best chance to win and who might succeed. 

 

Tournament Details

Date: Mar 17–20, 2022

Course: Copperhead Course

Watch on: GOLF, NBC

Purse: $7,800,000

 

Top 10 Best Odds to Win

 

Copperhead is a difficult course for many that happen to struggle with ball striking. The winners of this event are accurate from tee to green, which matters most in this event than any other. 

 

Below are the top 10 golfers with the best chance to win and their current odds, courtesy of DraftKings:

 

Viktor Hovland +1000
Justin Thomas +1000
Collin Morikawa +1400
Xander Schauffele +1400
Louis Oosthuizen +1600
Sam Burns +1800
Dustin Johnson +1800
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +2500
Jason Kokrak +2500

*odds could change at any time 

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Value Plays That Have a Shot

 

Jason Kokrak cracks the top 10 for best odds to win the Valspar Championship. He is not a huge value compared to others in the field, but he has shown that he can play here. 

 

He has made six out of seven starts in this event, with five of them being T14 or better. In 2019, he was runner-up at this event and displayed some excellent golf. 

 

Abraham Ancer (+3500) is in the middle of the road here when it comes to value picks and favorites. More on the underdog side, his game translates well here. 

 

He has the third-best strokes gained per round with 2.23. If he can continue putting at a high level, he has a good chance to win. 

 

Adam Hadwin (+6000) has been hovering around the top players in a handful of tournaments this year. Most recently, he finished tied for ninth at the Players Championship and has solid momentum coming into this event. He won here in 2017, which is his only PGA victory, and slightly edged out Patrick Cantlay.  

 

Potential Winners of Valspar Championship 

 

Viktor Hovland either has the best momentum of anyone heading into this event or the worst. He aced the eighth hole on the final day of the Players Championship, then bogeyed on the next shortly after. His iron play has to be on point if he wants to succeed. 

 

Dustin Johnson, who once again is quietly a favorite to win, has a good chance to get back on track. His final day at the Players Championship was a good one, as he tied the course record with a 63. With only a few days of rest, he could have the best momentum coming into this event. 

 

Best Pick to Win

 

Sam Burns has a good shot to repeat here, as he is the defending champion. He has the second-best strokes gained per round here over the last 12 rounds compared to the field and loves the Bermuda grass, where others struggle.

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