2017 Valspar Championship Betting Preview

Following a thrilling four days in Mexico, the PGA Tour returns to American soil for the Valspar Championship and the Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course is likely to provide a stern test in Florida once again...

  • Ryan Moore has finished 5th and 3rd in his past two outings at the Valspar
  • Justin Thomas has won three titles during the 2016/17 season

9th March - 12th March Odds Won/Lost Bet

Valspar Championship
Ryan Moore (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 28 / 1  
Gary Woodland (each way) @ 28 / 1  
Charles Howell III (each way) @ 40 / 1  

The Leading Contenders

Justin Thomas has been in red hot form, winning three tournaments during the 2016/17 wraparound season, and he is an 11/1 favourite for the Valspar. Thomas has finished in the top-20 in his past two visits to Copperhead and tied 5th in Mexico last week but his price is a bit skinny for our liking.

Henrik Stenson is a point further back at 12/1 and the Swede has gone 4-11 in his last two appearances at the Valspar, although it remains to be seen what effect the illness that forced him to withdraw from Mexico last week has on his performance.

Meanwhile, Charl Schwartzel is a 40/1 shot for his title defence and the man he beat in a play-off twelve months ago, Bill Haas, can be backed at 30/1. Patrick Reed almost made our shortlist as he lost in a play-off here a couple of years ago, although it is worth noting that he hasn't finished in the top-ten of a full-field event in six months.

The Selections

Instead, our three-pronged attack is headed by Ryan Moore, who is very much a horse for this 7,340 yard course as it offers a tactical challenge that Moore should enjoy. The American really came to the fore in 2016 as he produced an excellent effort to make the American Ryder Cup team and he opened 2017 with a tie for 3rd before tying for 28th in Mexico last week. Moore will be looking to step his game up ahead of the US Masters and he will relish a return to Copperhead, where he has gone 5-3 in his past two visits.
Tip #1: Ryan Moore (each way) @ 28/1 with Bet Victor.

Like Moore, Gary Woodland has a strong record at Copperhead as he won here in 2011 and tied 8th in 2014, and his recent form suggests he should go close to a first win since the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open. Woodland has finished in the top-20 in five of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour, including a tie for 2nd at the Honda Classic a few weeks ago, and the weaker nature of the Valspar field should play into his hands.
Tip #2: Gary Woodland (each way) @ 28/1 with Betfred.

Finally, Charles Howell III doesn't win often enough for our liking - his last victory was in 2007 - but he is a player who consistently offers each-way value and he can do so again this week. Howell has finished in the top-fifteen in five of his past eight visits to Valspar and the 37-year-old has been in excellent form of late as he hasn't missed a cut in nine starts, racking up seven top-fifteen finishes in the process.
Tip #3: Charles Howell III (each way) @ 40/1 with Paddy Power.

2017 Valspar Championship Odds

Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson 9/4 - 9/4 9/4 2 2 9/4 9/4 2
Adam Hadwin
Adam Hadwin 10/3 - 10/3 16/5 7/2 7/2 7/2 10/3 7/2
Jim Herman
Jim Herman 10 - 10 9 10 10 10 10 10
Russell Henley
Russell Henley 12 - 12 11 12 12 12 12 11
Wesley Bryan
Wesley Bryan 14 - 16 16 16 16 16 14 16
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Tyrone Van Aswegen 22 - 22 22 20 22 20 22 20
Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar 28 - 28 25 33 25 33 28 28
Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III 40 - 40 33 40 33 40 40 33
Dominic Bozzelli
Dominic Bozzelli 50 - 40 50 40 50 50 50 50
James Hahn
James Hahn 50 - 50 45 50 40 50 50 40
Hudson Swafford
Hudson Swafford 40 - 40 50 40 40 40 40 40
Bryson Dechambeau
Bryson Dechambeau 50 - 50 40 40 40 40 50 40
Luke List
Luke List 50 - 66 50 66 50 50 50 50
Lucas Glover
Lucas Glover 50 - 50 50 50 50 66 50 50
Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay 80 - 80 70 66 50 80 80 66
Blayne Barber
Blayne Barber 50 - 80 70 50 66 80 50 66
Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner 66 - 66 50 66 66 66 66 66
Jamie Lovemark
Jamie Lovemark 80 - 80 80 100 80 80 80 80
Tony Finau
Tony Finau 80 - 100 100 80 100 66 80 80
Luke Donald
Luke Donald - - - - - - - 110 -
Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel 100 - 80 90 100 80 100 100 100
Nick Watney
Nick Watney 80 - 100 100 80 100 80 80 100
Soren Kjeldsen
Soren Kjeldsen 80 - 80 90 100 100 100 80 80
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore 125 - 125 125 100 125 150 110 125
Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland 125 - 100 100 100 100 150 110 125
Jason Kokrak
Jason Kokrak 80 - 100 100 100 100 66 80 100
Alex Cejka
Alex Cejka 150 - 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley 125 - 125 125 100 125 150 110 125
Kevin Streelman
Kevin Streelman 125 - 100 125 100 125 100 110 125
J J Spaun
J J Spaun - - - - - - - 200 -
John Huh
John Huh 150 - 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter 125 - 125 150 100 150 100 110 125
J T Poston
J T Poston 150 - 200 200 200 200 150 150 200
Byeong Hun An
Byeong Hun An 200 - 150 200 150 150 200 200 150
Chez Reavie
Chez Reavie 200 - 250 200 250 200 250 200 200
Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink 200 - 200 250 200 200 200 200 200
Brian Gay
Brian Gay - - - - - - - 300 -
Daniel Summerhays
Daniel Summerhays - - - - - - - 300 -
Smylie Kaufman
Smylie Kaufman - - - - - - - 300 -
Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman - - - - - - - 300 -
Ernie Els
Ernie Els - - - - - - - 300 -
Daniel Berger
Daniel Berger - - - - - - - 300 -
Kyle Stanley
Kyle Stanley 250 - 200 200 200 200 250 250 200
Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan 250 - 200 250 200 200 300 250 200
Martin Laird
Martin Laird - - - - - - - 300 -
Robert Garrigus
Robert Garrigus 300 - 300 300 200 250 300 300 250
Zac Blair
Zac Blair 300 - - - - - - 300 -
Billy Hurley III
Billy Hurley III - - - - - - - 300 -
Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson - - - - - - - 300 -
Chad Collins
Chad Collins - - - - - - - 300 -
Jonas Blixt
Jonas Blixt 300 - 250 300 200 200 300 300 250
Lee Mccoy
Lee Mccoy 200 - 250 300 200 250 250 200 250
Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy - - - - - - - 400 -
Patton Kizzire
Patton Kizzire - - - - - - - 400 -
Scott Brown
Scott Brown - - - - - - - 400 -
Russell Knox
Russell Knox - - - - - - - 400 -
Scott Piercy
Scott Piercy - - - - - - - 400 -
Ollie Schniederjans
Ollie Schniederjans - - - - - - - 300 -
Cameron Tringale
Cameron Tringale - - - - - - - 400 -
Si Woo Kim
Si Woo Kim - - - - - - - 400 -
Cody Gribble
Cody Gribble - - - - - - - 400 -
Bill Haas
Bill Haas 200 - 200 250 200 200 400 200 250
Zach Wright
Zach Wright - - - - - - - 400 -
Willy Wilcox
Willy Wilcox - - - - - - - 400 -
Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed 200 - 200 200 200 150 400 200 250
Johnson Wagner
Johnson Wagner - - - - - - - 400 -
Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell 300 - 300 400 200 300 300 300 250
Aaron Baddeley
Aaron Baddeley - - - - - - - 400 -
Seamus Power
Seamus Power 250 - 300 400 200 250 150 250 200
Spencer Levin
Spencer Levin - - - - - - - 400 -
Jimmy Stanger
Jimmy Stanger - - - - - - - 400 -
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 300 - - 400 300 - 300 300 300
Chad Campbell
Chad Campbell 300 - 250 400 250 200 300 300 300
Graham Delaet
Graham Delaet 300 - 300 300 250 250 400 300 300
Rod Pampling
Rod Pampling 300 - 250 400 250 - 300 300 250
Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson 400 - 250 400 250 250 400 400 300
Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk 300 - 300 300 300 250 400 300 300
Steve Wheatcroft
Steve Wheatcroft - - - - - - - 400 -
Andrew Loupe
Andrew Loupe - - - - - - - 400 -
Beau Hossler
Beau Hossler - - - - - - - 400 -
Boo Weekley
Boo Weekley - - - - - - - 400 -
Brendon Todd
Brendon Todd - - - - - - - 400 -
Brett Stegmaier
Brett Stegmaier - - - - - - - 400 -
Brian Harman
Brian Harman - - - - - - - 400 -
Bryce Molder
Bryce Molder - - - - - - - 400 -
C T Pan
C T Pan - - - - - - - 400 -
Carl Pettersson
Carl Pettersson - - - - - - - 400 -
Fredrik Jacobson
Fredrik Jacobson - - - - - - - 400 -
George McNeill
George McNeill - - - - - - - 400 -
Grayson Murray
Grayson Murray - - - - - - - 400 -
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers - - - - - - - 400 -
Harold Varner III
Harold Varner III - - - - - - - 400 -
Jason Bohn
Jason Bohn - - - - - - - 400 -
John Senden
John Senden - - - - - - - 400 -
Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas - - - - - - - 400 -
K J Choi
K J Choi - - - - - - - 400 -
Ken Duke
Ken Duke - - - - - - - 400 -
Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard - - - - - - - 400 -
Martin Flores
Martin Flores - - - - - - - 400 -
Matt Every
Matt Every - - - - - - - 400 -
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson - - - - - - - 400 -
Patrick Rodgers
Patrick Rodgers - - - - - - - 400 -
Peter Malnati
Peter Malnati - - - - - - - 400 -
Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen - - - - - - - 400 -
Richy Werenski
Richy Werenski - - - - - - - 400 -
Ricky Barnes
Ricky Barnes - - - - - - - 400 -
Robert Streb
Robert Streb - - - - - - - 400 -
Rod Perry
Rod Perry - - - - - - - 400 -
Sam Saunders
Sam Saunders - - - - - - - 400 -
Seung-Yul Noh
Seung-Yul Noh - - - - - - - 400 -
Shawn Stefani
Shawn Stefani - - - - - - - 400 -
Steve Marino
Steve Marino - - - - - - - 400 -
Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker - - - - - - - 400 -
Steven Bowditch
Steven Bowditch - - - - - - - 400 -
Sung Kang
Sung Kang - - - - - - - 400 -
Trey Mullinax
Trey Mullinax - - - - - - - 400 -
Troy Merritt
Troy Merritt - - - - - - - 400 -
Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh - - - - - - - 400 -
Whee Kim
Whee Kim - - - - - - - 400 -
Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel - - - - - - - 500 -
Jon Curran
Jon Curran - - - - - - - 500 -
Kevin Na
Kevin Na - - - - - - - 500 -
Morgan Hoffmann
Morgan Hoffmann 400 - 300 500 250 - 300 400 300
Sean OHair
Sean OHair 400 - - 500 300 - 400 400 300
Ben Crane
Ben Crane 300 - 300 500 250 250 400 300 300
Chris Kirk
Chris Kirk - - - - - - - 500 -
Danny Lee
Danny Lee 400 - - 500 300 - 400 400 300
Derek Fathauer
Derek Fathauer - - - - - - - 500 -
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell 300 - 300 500 200 250 400 300 300
Michael Kim
Michael Kim - - - 500 350 300 400 400 500
J J Henry
J J Henry 250 - 250 750 250 250 500 250 300
David Lingmerth
David Lingmerth - - - 750 250 300 - 200 -
Brian Stuard
Brian Stuard - - - 750 350 - - 300 -
Bud Cauley
Bud Cauley 300 - - 750 300 - 500 300 500
David Hearn
David Hearn 300 - - 750 350 - - 300 -
Harris English
Harris English - - - 750 350 300 400 400 500
Kelly Kraft
Kelly Kraft - - - 750 350 - - 400 -
Kyle Reifers
Kyle Reifers 250 - - 750 300 - 500 250 500
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor - - - 750 250 - - 250 -
Ryan Blaum
Ryan Blaum 400 - - 750 300 250 500 400 300
Ryo Ishikawa
Ryo Ishikawa - - - 750 300 250 - 200 -
Scott Stallings
Scott Stallings - - - 750 500 - - 250 -
Ben Martin
Ben Martin - - - 1000 500 - - 400 -
Charlie Danielson
Charlie Danielson - - - 1000 500 - - 400 -
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson - - - 1000 500 - - - -