Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Valspar Championship Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Valspar Championship Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5.
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Guide To Valspar Championship Golf Odds with Betting Tips’ Preview
After we saw the strongest field of 2017 competing in Mexico last weekend, the likes of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy sit things out as the PGA Tour heads to the Innisbrook Resort in Florida for this week’s Valspar Championship, writes Matt.
In a lesser known field, there will be some value in the Valspar Championship odds but two men dominate the betting market in the lead up to first tee off.
How The Favourites Line Up
It’s been a stellar start to 2017 for Justin Thomas who begins as narrow favourite at an industry best of 11/1 in the outright winner odds with Bet365. Back to back wins at the start of January underline the potential in this 23 year old and although he has been inconsistent since, a tie for 5th at the WGC on Sunday suggests he is peaking in time for this one.
Following on closely behind is Open Champion Henrik Stenson (pictured) who starts at a best of 12/1 with BetVictor and Boylesports. The Swede is certainly rested after his withdrawal last weekend and despite a lack of strong early season form Stenson heads the Power Rankings going into this event.
Just Behind Favourites In Valspar Championship Betting
Behind the top two there is a considerable gap to Ryan Moore, Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland, all of whom can be backed at best odds of 28/1 with Bet365. Perhaps that underlines the lack of star quality this week but while that may be a shame for the spectators, it gives this preview some real potential for a big return.
Of the three, Woodland is a previous winner here, having taken the trophy as a rookie back in 2011. He has good form too with three top ten finishes already this year and although his career hasn’t hit the heights that the 2011 win suggested, the 32 year old is a good enough pick in the Top Tens at a relatively generous 3/1 with Stan James.
Moore also has a good record here, finishing in the top five over two consecutive years and could also be considered as a top ten punt at 7/2 with Stan James.
One player who interests me is Patrick Reed who is as short as 22/1 in some places but available at an excellent best of 35/1 with Betfred in the outrights. Reed hasn’t claimed a top ten in six months but has a second place in this event and a tied seventh last year and we know he’ll return to form at some point.
Bigger-Priced Players in Valspar Odds
There is so much value in this event when you consider that a player of Luke Donald’s quality is right out at 55/1 with Stan James and Betfred. The Englishman’s form is nothing to get excited about with a 17th and a 27th from his last two outings. He has, however, shown hints of his best golf and just needs to sustain that over four days.
Elsewhere, if you’re betting purely based on previous results then Jim Furyk has to be your man. At 46, he is in the veteran status and his win in 2010, followed by a second place two years later are fading into distant memory but Furyk is being talked up by many pundits this week.
The 66/1 in the outright winner market may be too much to hope for but at a best of 5/1 with Paddy Power, Furyk’s liking for this course is enough to make him a contender in the Top Tens.
Course Trends and Valspar Championship Preview Conclusion
The biggest external factor to take into account on this Copperhead Course in Palm Harbour is wind. It has been a strong influence in previous years so look for straight hitting off the tee and stats relating to Greens in Regulation as opposed to scrambling.
The course itself is a par 71 at 7,340 yards and, unusually for a regular PGA Tour event, the scoring isn’t particularly low here. Vijay Singh holds the record in that respect at 18 under from his 2004 win but over the last four years, the winners came home at -10, -7, -10 and -7.
Once again, that shows that accuracy rules over distance and that brings us back to the names mentioned in this Valspar Championship preview. Justin Thomas has the best form but doesn’t necessarily have the required qualities here while Stenson has shown little of his best in 2017.
If pushed for a Valspar Golf betting tip in the winner market, I’d be seriously tempted by Patrick Reed at that excellent 35/1 with Betfred. However, you may prefer the relatively safety of the Top Ten betting where Reed at 7/2, Woodland at 3/1 and Donald and Furyk at 5/1, all with Stan James, are the picks.