After THE PLAYERS Championship and Arnold Palmer’s Invitation, PGA Tour heads to Florida’s East coast at the treacherous Copperhead Course for the Valspar Championship, where some of the world’s top-ranked golfers will battle.

Sam Burns aims to rewrite the history book by becoming the first player to win the Valspar Championship for three consecutive years. However, he will face stiff competition from experienced players such as Justin Thomas, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth, and Keegan Bradley.

The presence of four players from the world’s top-15 list means the tournament will be highly competitive – Justin Thomas (No.9), Fitzpatrick (12), Sam Burns (14), and Jordan Spieth (15).

The tournament runs from 16th – 19th March 2023 at Copperhead Course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Habor. It’s part of the annual FedEx Cup competition. 

Justin Thomas is expected to shine, like Jordan Spieth, who has won the Major Championship three times. Spieth will come back at Valspar Championship after missing the last five years.

Justin enters the tournament as a 10/1 favourite, followed by Jordan Spieth at 12/1, Sam Burns at 15/1, and Matthew Fitzpatrick at 18/1 on the PGA board odds.

The players who could win it

Justin Thomas expected to shine

Thomas has finished in the top-25 in his last six outings and was 5th at the Honda Classics. He has been on an upward trajectory in the last two months, proving he can beat the favourites to become the best. This will be his first start at the Valspar Championship.

Justin Thomas one of the favourites to win the Valspar Championship

Sam Burns is among the favourites… again 

The two-time defending champion started the year in high gear finishing in top-11 in two of his first three appearances. However, the recent weeks have not benefited Burns, as he missed the cut in his last three events. He was in the 35th position at last week’s The Players Championship.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan charged at the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitation last week. He hopes to maintain excellent form this week and win the Valspar Championship.

Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood was doing very fine at the Players Championship until he faltered in the final round on Sunday, shooting 4-over par. He tied at 16th in his debut Valspar Championship last year and has shown that the best is yet to come as he pushes for a place in the Ryder Cup team.

Keegan Bradley

In his last five outings this season, Bradley has finished top-10 two times, once in the top 20, and missed the cut twice, including the Players Championship. He will be among the favourites to bag the Valspar title this weekend.

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew tied for 5th in last year’s edition of the Valspar Championship, and you can bet on him for a top-20 finish if not the winner. He performs well under challenging courses, and Copperhead is one of them.

Justin Rose

Justin will make a strong run at the title, thanks to his long experience. He has 11 PGA Tour titles, including AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. 

Justin Rose is another favourite to win the Valspar Championship

2023 Valspar Championship Odds

Justin Thomas10/1
Jordan Spieth 12/1
Sam Burns 15/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick18/1
Keegan Bradley 22/1
Tommy Fleetwood 24/1
Justin Rose 27/1
Adam Hadwin 28/1
Denny McCarthy 30/1
Davis Riley 31/1
Brian Harman 31/1
Justin Suh 37/1
Wyndham Clark 40/1
Ben Griffin 41/1
Brandon Wu 41/1
Gary Woodland 41/1
J.T. Poston 42/1
Maverick McNealy48/1
Byeong Hun An 50/1
Jhonattan Vegas 50/1
Aaron Rai 50/1
Nate Lashley 50/1
Victor Perez 50/1
K.H. Lee 50/1
Taylor Moore 50/1
Joel Dahmen 55/1
Will Gordon 55/1
Stephan Jaeger 65/1
Ben Taylor 65/1
Trey Mullinax 65/1
Luke List 65/1
Ryan Gerard 65/1
Ben Martin 65/1
Tyler Duncan 65/1
Beau Hossler 65/1
Nick Taylor 65/1
Robby Shelton65/1
Joseph Bramlett 80/1
Matthew NeSmith 80/1
Webb Simpson 80/1
Garrick Higgo 80/1
Lee Hodges 80/1
Alex Smalley 80/1
Akshay Bhatia 80/1
Ludvig Aberg 80/1
S.H. Kim 95/1
Charley Hoffman 95/1
Eric Cole 95/1
Dylan Frittelli 100/1
Pierceson Coody 100/1
David Lingmerth 100/1
Troy Merritt 100/1
Kramer Hickok 110/1
Erik Van Rooyen 110/1
Russell Knox 110/1
Patrick Rodgers 110/1
Adam Schenk 110/1
Cameron Champ110/1
David Lipsky 110/1
Greyson Sigg 110/1
Nick Hardy 120/1
Sam Ryder 120/1
Carson Young 120/1
Chad Ramey 120/1
Chesson Hadley 140/1
Mark Hubbard 140/1
Sam Stevens 140/1
Stewart Cink 140/1
Kevin Kisner 140/1
MJ Daffue 140/1
Nico Echavarria150/1
Harry Higgs 160/1
Michael Kim 160/1
Adam Long 160/1
Kevin Tway 170/1
Matt Wallace 170/1
Martin Laird 170/1
Peter Malnati 170/1
Harry Hall 170/1
Carl Yuan 170/1
Luke Donald 190/1
Dylan Wu 190/1
Patton Kizzire 190/1
Matthias Schwab 210/1
Vincent Norrman 210/1
Ryan Moore 210/1
Kevin Streelman 210/1
Erik Barnes 210/1
Ryan Armour210/1
Austin Cook 210/1
Doug Ghim210/1
Brian Stuard 210/1
Augusto Nunez210/1

The winner will earn 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.458 million from the $8.1 million purse promising another action-filled weekend. Let’s see who manages to claim them this weekend.

Valspar Championship course

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