2014 PGA Valspar Championship Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

2014 PGA Valspar Championship Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

2014 PGA Valspar Championship Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored
By Drew Sharper

PALM HARBOR, FL (TheSpread) –
The PGA Tour continues this week with the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Jason Dufner, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar are all equal favorites to win this event, as each has 16/1 odds.

Kuchar is 11th in the world rankings and he has been his usual steady self to start 2014, finishing in the top 10 in three of his five events with one 13th-place finish. He placed 14th in this event a year ago and 10th in 2012.

Spieth has been as strong as anyone over the last calendar year. He now finds himself 13th in the world rankings after nearly being off the radar to enter 2013. He has two top 5s this year already and finished seventh in this event a year ago.

Dufner is 17th in the world rankings. He has placed ninth in his last two events and has another top 5 in 2014. He finished 21st in this tournament a year ago and was 10th in the 2012 event.

The PGA Valspar Championship takes place March 13-16 from Innisbrook-Copperhead Course. For a look at the odds to win this golf tournament, see below.

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2014 PGA Valspar Championship Odds To Win

Jason Dufner 16/1
Jordan Spieth 16/1
Matt Kuchar 16/1
Harris English 18/1
Justin Rose 18/1
Luke Donald 20/1
Webb Simpson 22/1
Graham Delaet 25/1
Jim Furyk 25/1
Bill Haas 30/1
Gary Woodland 35/1
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Charles Howell III 40/1
K.J. Choi 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Ernie Els 50/1
Kevin Streelman 50/1
Bryce Molder 60/1
Cameron Tringale 60/1
Pat Perez 60/1
Will Mackenzie 60/1
Brooks Koepka 70/1
Charley Hoffman 70/1
Chesson Hadley 70/1
Marc Leishman 70/1
Paul Casey 70/1
Russell Knox 70/1
Sang-Moon Bae 70/1
Fredrik Jacobson 80/1
George Mcneill 80/1
Jonas Blixt 80/1
Kevin Na 80/1
Luke Guthrie 80/1
Matteo Manassero 80/1
Peter Hanson 80/1
Peter Uihlein 80/1
Robert Garrigus 80/1
Boo Weekley 100/1
Brendon De Jonge 100/1
Brian Harman 100/1
Brian Stuard 100/1
Carl Pettersson 100/1
David Lingmerth 100/1
Jeff Overton 100/1
Jerry Kelly 100/1
Jhonattan Vegas 100/1
John Senden 100/1
Kevin Chappell 100/1
Michael Putnam 100/1
Michael Thompson 100/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 100/1
Padraig Harrington 100/1
Rory Sabbatini 100/1
Scott Stallings 100/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 100/1
William Mcgirt 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Bo Van Pelt 125/1
Branden Grace 125/1
Daniel Summerhays 125/1
David Lynn 125/1
David Toms 125/1
Geoff Ogilvy 125/1
Jason Kokrak 125/1
Justin Leonard 125/1
Retief Goosen 125/1
Richard Lee 125/1
Ryo Ishikawa 125/1
Stewart Cink 125/1
Andres Romero 150/1
Brendon Todd 150/1
Camilo Villegas 150/1
Charlie Wi 150/1
David Hearn 150/1
Greg Chalmers 150/1
James Driscoll 150/1
Jonathan Byrd 150/1
Justin Hicks 150/1
Martin Flores 150/1
Roberto Castro 150/1
Stuart Appleby 150/1
Angel Cabrera 200/1
Ben Crane 200/1
Charlie Beljan 200/1
D.A. Points 200/1
J.B. Holmes 200/1
James Hahn 200/1
Jason Bohn 200/1
John Huh 200/1
John Mallinger 200/1
John Merrick 200/1
John Peterson 200/1
John Rollins 200/1
Josh Teater 200/1
Kyle Stanley 200/1
Mark Wilson 200/1
Morgan Hoffman 200/1
Scott Langley 200/1
Spencer Levin 200/1
Tim Clark 200/1
Vijay Singh 200/1
Yong-Eun Yang 200/1
Billy Hurley III 250/1
Brian Davis 250/1
Brian Gay 250/1
Davis Love III 250/1
Erik Compton 250/1
Ken Duke 250/1
Sean O'Hair 250/1
Ted Potter Jr. 250/1
Tim Wilkinson 250/1
Ben Curtis 300/1
Blake Adams 300/1
Brice Garnett 300/1
Chad Collins 300/1
D.H. Lee 300/1
Jim Renner 300/1
Lucas Glover 300/1
Max Homa 300/1
Nicholas Thompson 300/1
Robert Allenby 300/1
Scott Brown 300/1
Steven Bowditch 300/1
Tommy Gainey 300/1
Darren Clarke 400/1
Derek Ernst 400/1
J.J. Henry 400/1
Johnson Wagner 400/1
Stephen Ames 400/1
John Daly 500/1
Mark Calcavecchia 500/1
Paul Goydos 500/1
Steve Marino 500/1
Tim Herron 500/1
Woody Austin 500/1
Mike Weir 750/1
Scott Verplank 750/1
Briny Baird 1000/1
Rod Perry 1000/1

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Re: 2014 PGA Valspar Championship Odds To Win: Three Golfers Favored

Tour heads to Innisbrook
By Sportsbook.ag

Tournament: Valspar Championship
Date: Mar. 13-16, 2014
Venue: Innisbrook-Copperhead Course
Location: Palm Harbor, Florida
2013 Winner: Kevin Streelman

The PGA TOUR tees up in Palm Harbor, FL Thursday for The Valspar Championship. This is a fairly young tournament, being founded back in 2000, and most recently being the Tampa Bay Championship. This tournament has never really had a wealth of the big names play, and only seven of the top-25 golfers from the World Golf Rankings will be playing this weekend with the likes of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson all missing from the field. Last year, Kevin Streelman was the victor here with a 10-under performance on the par-71, 7,340-yard course.

Let’s take a look at a few of the golfers that have a chance to grab a win come Sunday.

Golfers to Watch

Matt Kuchar (16/1):
Kuchar has dropped out of the top-10 in the world recently, but has been playing extremely well this season. In six starts, he has ranked in the top-9 four times and was 13th at the tough Cadillac Championship last week. Kuchar also has two top-15 finishes at this tournament over the past two years and is in good position to grab his seventh PGA Tour victory against a subpar field this week.

Luke Donald (18/1): Donald has actually not been having his best season, placing in the top-20 only once between the PGA and European Tours, with an 8th-place finish at the Honda Classic being his best effort. His past success at this event, including winning it in 2012 and coming in fourth place last year, should spur a vote of confidence for the Englishman and former No. 1 golfer.

Jim Furyk (28/1): Just like Donald, Furyk is a former champion of this tournament, winning it back in 2010 with a score of 13-under par. The 43-year old has shown plenty of life this season with an 8th-place finish at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge and a 5th-place finish in the Accenture match play. He did play poorly last week at the Cadillac Championship though, shooting 18-over par and finishing 62nd in the small field, so expect a bounce-back performance from the veteran.

Harris English (15/1): English has been flying up the World Golf Rankings and has gone from 148th last year at this time to his current ranking of 38th in the world. On the season, English ranks fifth in the FedEx Cup standings while having six top-10 performances in 11 tournaments; including a victory at the OHL Classic. The youngster's solid scores have come from hitting the greens in regulation a whopping 73.3% of the time (6th on tour), which have led to a stellar 4.28 birdies per round (4th on tour).

Paul Casey (70/1): Casey has dropped quite a bit since being ranked No. 3 in the world back in 2009, but has played well over his past two tournaments; placing 9th in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and 12th at the Honda Classic. He has 15 career European Tour wins, but only one victory on the PGA Tour, so look for Casey to try and make a bigger name for himself on U.S. soil this week.


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Valspar Championship Preview and Picks
By Matt Fargo
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One of the strongest fields of the season last week saw Patrick Reed build a sizable on Sunday and held on to take the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The tour now heads to the Westin Innisbrook-Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida for the Valspar Championship, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Championship, and the Transitions Championship before that. The field strength goes down this week coming off a WGC event but there are plenty of big names.

Only one top ten player in the world is in the field, Justin Rose, while 10 of the top 30 are teeing it up. Some of the notables are Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner and Webb Simpson but after that, it is pretty thin which means a decent underdog could take it. It is interesting to note that five of the last eight winners were 35 years of age or older, including Luke Donald two years ago, which shows experience plays a big role.

After ranking the fourth hardest par 71 on tour three years ago (out of 11), Copperhead ranked as the fifth easiest on tour two years ago but last year, it was ranked as the hardest par 71 on tour. But as evidenced two years ago, it can be tamed as long as mistakes are kept at a minimum. This is where the veteran experience comes into play. Keeping the ball in the fairway is a must as the layout is tight so players that are wayward off the tee will be penalized. Driving distance is not essential here but it certainly helps.

Webb Simpson (+2,200) opened 80-78 last week and was out of the Cadillac Championship before the weekend but he closed 70-70 so he brings some momentum in. He already has six top tens this season including a victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Copperhead has been very good to him. He finished solo second in 2011 and also has a T17, T10 and T13 since 2010.

Here we go again with Graham DeLaet (+2,700) and while his last three events have not been his best, we'd hate to leave him out when he actually picks up his first PGA Tour win. After missing the cut in his first start here in 2012, he finished T17 last year and that experience should help him out. Let's not forget he posted five straight top eight finishes this season.

Jim Furyk (+2,800) won here in 2010 by a shot over K.J. Choi and nearly won again in 2012, losing in a four-way playoff to Luke Donald. His other two starts in that stretch resulted in a T13 in 2011 and a T7 last year so clearly Copperhead is a favorite of his. He is coming off a disappointing T62 last week at the Cadillac Championship but has been playing very well this season for the most part.

Gary Woodland (+3,000) won this event back in 2011 which was his first PGA Tour victory. He is coming off a T16 last week at Doral which was his fourth top 16 of the season including two top tens. He is one of the longest drivers on tour and he took advantage of that here two years ago. This year, he leads the tour in total driving and if he keeps that up, he can win again.

One player flying way under the radar is George McNeill (+8,000). He grew up near here and went to college in Florida so he is used to the courses and he especially likes this one. He was a T2 here in 2008 and since then he has been up and down but did finish T30 last year, his second best finish in a 13-event stretch. He is in good form now with a T6, T12 and a T19 in his last three starts.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Valspar Championship - All for 1 Unit

Webb Simpson (+2,200)
Graham DeLaet (+2,700)
Jim Furyk (+2,800)
Gary Woodland (+3,000)
George McNeill (+8,000)

2014 Record to date after 9 events: +10 Units

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