With the 2017-18 PGA season heading to sunny Florida for the start of the 2018 Valspar Open, golf bettors everywhere have another great chance to cash in with a potentially winning wager. With only one golfer (Justin Thomas) managing to win twice since the start of the official new season in October of last year, clearly, your betting choices are far and wide. Let’s take a look at some of the possible winners at this year’s Valspar Open and therefore increase your winnings with our PGA Betting Lines.


Tournament information

What: 2018 Valspar Championship
When: March 8-11, 2018
Where: Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Established: 2000
Par: 71
Length: 7,340 yards (6,712 m)
Tour(s): PGA Tour
Format: Stroke play
Prize fund: $6.5 million

TV: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (NBC).
Streaming on PGA Tour Live: Thursday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups), 3-6 p.m. (featured holes).
Radio: Thursday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com).
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Last 10 winners

2017: Adam Hadwin
2016: Charl Schwartzel
2015: Jordan Spieth
2014: John Senden
2013: Kevin Streelman
2012: Luke Donald
2011: Gary Woodland
2010: Jim Furyk
2009: Retief Goosen
2008: Sean O’Hair


While veteran and future hall of fame Phil Mickelson picked up a huge win in Mexico last week to record his first win in four years, he’s not in the field this week. The good news is that unlike in some years past when the field there wasn’t really star-studded, this year it is with many of the world’s best golfers looking to get the win. With Bay Hill, the WGC-Match Play and the Masters all on the upcoming schedule, some big-time players are looking to fine-tune their respective games and pick up the confidence-boosting win.

2017 Valspar winner, Adam Hadwin is a value-packed 33/1 pick to repeat and he’s apparently offering some really good value after finishing tied for ninth last week at last week’s WGC event at Chapultepec.

Prohibitive favorite Jordan Spieth (17/2) is also looking like a solid pick after tying for 14th last week to record his fifth top 20 finish of 2018. Spieth also won the Valspar in 2015, so he’s got some good history here. The bad news is that his putting last week cost him a chance to really challenge for the win as he lost strokes to the field in putting for the fourth time in his last six starts.

Veteran Sergio Garcia tied for seventh last week but hasn’t played at Valspar since 2013 when he tied for seventh.

Henrik Stenson has finished fourth, T11 and T7 at Valspar in his last three appearances at Copperhead. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have both never played here, but Woods got plenty of motivation and some inspiration after seeing Mickelson find his way into the winner’s circle last week.

“It’s both,” Woods said. “To watch the young guys do what they’re doing, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They come out on tour, established themselves. What Phil is doing is showing us we can still do it later in our careers. Davis (Love) did it at 51 (winning in 2015), Phil at 47. I think Kenny Perry won a handful of events (in his late 40s). So there are guys who can do it late in their career.

22/1 pick Paul Casey is back at Copperhead after a three-year hiatus and a 12th-place finish last week.  25/1 pick Tony Finau finished fifth here a year ago and shot a 64 on the final round that was the lowest post-cut score of anyone. He also led the field in fairways hit, strokes gained: off-the-tee and strokes gained: tee-to-green; T2 in GIR. 16/1 pick Justin Rose recorded five Top 20 finishes here from 2004-2014, so he knows the course quite well.


Predictions

Winner

Henrik Stenson
Stenson has played well here in the past, has absolutely no pressure on him and is an excellent ball-striker, which is what you need to be to win on this course.

Sergio Garcia
Garcia comes into this tournament in fine form and he’s got the ball-striking skills necessary to win here. As everyone knows now, he’s playing pressure-free golf after finally managing to win a major last year, so I’m thinking a top-five finish is a virtual lock and win could be in order for the veteran.

Tiger Woods
Woods finished 12t at the Honda Classic, so I suspect he’s expecting more out of himself with each passing tournament. he’s got no pressure on him to win because everyone knows he’s just kind of getting back to being a competitive player at the game’s highest level. It might come as a surprise to some, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Woods managed to find the winner’s circle for the first time since 2013.

Tiger Woods PGA Betting Lines


2018 Valspar Open Odds

Jordan Spieth 17/2
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Sergio Garcia 16/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Henrik Stenson 20/1
Tiger Woods 20/1
Paul Casey 22/1
Tony Finau 25/1
Adam Hadwin 33/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Kevin Na 40/1
Adam Scott 40/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 40/1
Ryan Moore 40/1
Webb Simpson 40/1
Byeong-Hun An 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Chez Reavie 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Luke List 50/1
Branden Grace 50/1
Cameron Smith 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 50/1
Kevin Streelman 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1

Jordan Spieth PGA Betting Lines


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