The PGA Tour shifts again to the Sunshine State for the ultimate time on the 2020-21 schedule for this week’s Valspar Championship. A surprisingly sturdy however top-heavy discipline will tee it up at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Three of the top-seven golfers within the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings lead these trying to problem two-time defending champ Paul Casey, who enters the week at No. 25 on the earth rankings. Casey final received at Copperhead in 2019. The 2020 match was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below, we take a look at the fantasy golf power rankings and odds for the 2021 Valspar Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
Fantasy golf power rankings
20. Kevin Streelman (+6600)
Thirty-one rounds of aggressive expertise at Copperhead with a mean of 0.46 strokes gained on the sector per spherical. He’s persistently correct off-the-tee and is averaging 0.44 SG: Approach per spherical by 46 measured rounds on the season.
19. Kevin Kisner (+8000)
Sixth on Tour in driving accuracy and averaging 0.47 SG: Putting per spherical. Missed the minimize in three of his final 4 occasions however had 5 top-10 finishes in 22 occasions final 12 months.
18. Chris Kirk (+4000)
Has vaulted from No. 265 within the Official World Golf Ranking on the finish of 2020 to No. 62 getting into this week. He has 4 top-10 finishes already this 12 months and is averaging 1.11 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical.
17. Russell Henley (+3000)
Ranks twenty fourth on Tour in driving accuracy and is tied for fifth in scrambling. He simply missed out on an invite to the 2021 Masters however tied for ninth on the RBC Heritage the next week.
16. Bubba Watson (+5000)
Ninth on this discipline amongst these with at the least 10 rounds performed at Copperhead with a mean of 1.14 strokes gained on the sector per spherical. He has struggled with the putter however has been very sturdy off-the-tee and along with his irons.
15. Scottie Scheffler (+2800)
The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year makes his debut on the Valspar Championship after the 2020 match was canceled. He’s averaging 0.65 SG: Off-the-Tee for the season and has three top-10 showings in his final seven occasions.
14. Kevin Na (+5000)
Already a winner this 12 months, Na is vastly discounted with simply the Twenty second-best odds to win this week. He has performed properly throughout 42 profession rounds at Copperhead with a mean of 0.98 strokes gained on the sector per spherical.
13. Tyrrell Hatton (+2800)
No. 15 within the Golfweek rankings and shares the Tenth-best odds to win however missed the minimize at plus-8 in his first look at this occasion in 2019. He is a a lot better golfer now than he was then, however his 1.48 strokes misplaced per spherical with the putter in his occasion debut are trigger for concern.
12. Justin Rose (+4000)
Finished alone in seventh on the 2021 Masters and now begins preparations for the PGA Championship after a ninth-place end within the first main on the 2020 schedule. Many of his stats for 2020-21 are skewed by time missed resulting from damage, however he’s fourth on Tour in Par 5 Efficiency: 550-600 Yards and wishes to attain on these holes at Copperhead.
11. Jason Kokrak (+3300)
Tied for second in 2019 following a T-8 end in 2018. He’s gaining strokes off-the-tee and has been cash with the flat stick all season.
10. Louis Oosthuizen (+3000)
Lost in a playoff final week with enjoying accomplice Charl Schwartzel largely resulting from his opening shot of the playoff discovering the water. There’s little water to be discovered at Copperhead, and he has averaged 1.20 strokes gained per spherical over 22 profession laps.
9. Joaquin Niemann (+3500)
Averaging 1.41 SG: Tee-to-Green by 43 measured rounds this season. He had a lackluster T-37 end in his occasion debut in 2019, however he averaged 0.88 SG: Approach and 1.01 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical.
8. Viktor Hovland (+2000)
Ranks second on this discipline at No. 4 within the Golfweek rankings. Has two second-place finishes and two different top-10 showings in 9 worldwide occasions this 12 months with 0.92 SG: Off-the-Tee and 0.77 SG: Approach per spherical.
7. Abraham Ancer (+2800)
Tied for sixteenth in his solely look on the Valspar Championship in 2018 with 1.17 SG: Approach and a pair of.07 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical. He has completed no worse than T-26 in his final six occasions.
6. Sungjae Im (+2500)
Debuted on the Valspar Championship in 2019 with a T-4 end and a pair of.14 SG: Tee-to-Green per spherical. He has two top-10 placings and only one missed minimize by 12 occasions this 12 months.
5. Dustin Johnson (+1100)
Slipped to No. 3 within the Golfweek rankings with only one top-10 end on Tour this season, however he’s nonetheless the highest participant on this discipline after rebounding from his missed minimize on the Masters with a T-13 end on the RBC Heritage. Tied for sixth on this occasion in 2019.
All of Dustin Johnson’s 24 PGA Tour and major championship wins
4. Patrick Reed (+1800)
Missed the minimize in 2019 following a T-2 end in 2018. He’s extra correct than lengthy off the tee, and that performs to his favor right here. His red-hot putter performs properly anyplace.
3. Corey Conners (+1800)
The Canadian is ninth on Tour with 2.17 strokes gained on the typical Tour professional over his final 20 rounds. The stretch consists of top-10 finishes on the Players Championship (seventh), the Masters (T-8) and RBC Heritage (T-4).
2. Paul Casey (+2200)
The two-time winner of this occasion is simply sixth by the betting odds this week. He has slipped a little bit of late in latest occasions, however he received on the European Tour early this 12 months and tied for fifth on the Players.
1. Justin Thomas (+1000)
BetMGM’s betting favourite leads this discipline with 1.21 SG: Approach per spherical. He hasn’t been almost as sharp off-the-tee, however his irons can save him at this shorter 7,340-yard venue.
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