Golf Picks: 2021 Valspar Championships Odds, Schedule, Predictions (Apr 29)

  • PGA Tour event takes place at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
  • Paul Casey comes into the event as the reigning champion
  • Justin Thomas leading the betting for the Valspar Championship

The Valspar Championship takes place this weekend, as some of the most talented players on the PGA Tour take to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. Which player will be crowned winner of the illustrious event?

Valspar Championship Schedule

  • When: Thursday, 29th April- Sunday, 2nd May
  • Where: Copperhead Course, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Florida
  • How To Watch: Golf Channel

Vegas Odds for Valspar Championship 2021

PlayerOdds
Justin Thomas+900
Dustin Johnson+1100
Corey Conners+2000
Patrick Reed+2000
Viktor Hovland+2000
Tyrrell Hatton+2200
Paul Casey+2500
Scottie Scheffler+2800

Valspar Championship 2021 Preview

History & Previous Winners

The Valspar Championship has been a notable event on the golf calendar since being established in 2000. When it was first established, it was named the Tampa Bay Classic, and took place later in the year. It took place later in the year between 2003 and 2006, as it was played as the final full-field event before the Tour Championship. During this time, it took place in late October.

Apr 10, 2021; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Paul Casey plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2021; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Paul Casey plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

However, it was moved in 2007 to the slot that it is played in now. The event is used as one of the main preparation events before the PGA Championship, which takes place at the end of May. The tournament record was set by Vijay Singh in 2004, as he scored a total of 266, which was -18.

That score ensured that he won the event by five strokes from Jesper Parnevik and Tommy Armour III. Paul Casey will come into the event as the reigning champion, as he won the Valspar Championship in 2019. That success was the second straight event that the Englishman won, as he held off Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak to win by a stroke.

Leading Contenders

Casey’s record in this event will make him an interesting selection for this event, especially given that he has odds of +2500 to win the event. He has won the last two, with his first success in 2018, seeing him beat Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods by a stroke. However, he will be looking to make history this weekend, as no player has ever won this event on three occasions.

Apr 11, 2021; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Justin Thomas plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2021; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Justin Thomas plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of The Masters golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

There are a number of other interesting selections, with Tyrrell Hatton and Dustin Johnson both having decent form coming into this event. However, we also like the look of another outsider in the field. Justin Rose faded in the Masters last month, but it was credit to his play that he still managed to finish seventh in the world-class field. Rose has an excellent record in this event, as he has finished in the top 25 on seven of the ten occasions that he has played. Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, and Webb Simpson also have excellent course records.

2021 Valspar Championship Pick & Prediction

Who will win the Valspar Championship this weekend:

Course form is the biggest factor that we are using here, and we expect Rose to have an excellent weekend. An each-way bet should pick up some returns, but a top-five finish bet may be the smartest.

Free Pick:

  • Justin Rose (Top five finish)
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