The PGA Tour returns to the U.S. after a brief flit over the border, with the players making their way to the Innisbrook Resort in Florida for the Valspar Championship.
Tree-lined and rolling in nature, Innisbrook’s Copperhead course is famed for its tricky closing three holes, commonly known as the “Snake Pit.”
Previous champions include big hitting Gary Woodland, but also Luke Donald, John Senden and Jim Furyk – none of whom are renowned for their length off the tee, suggesting accuracy is key.
The field lacks the depth of last week’s WGC with only four of the world’s top 15 lining up.
A multiple winner on Tour this year already, Justin Thomas will be disappointed with the way he performed while in contention on Sunday. Whilst fellow favourite Henrik Stenson also left Mexico deflated, having to pull out with a stomach upset.
We prefer Daniel Berger who has won round this course as an amateur and will likely feel comfortable in the surroundings, being a Florida native.
Fellow Floridian Billy Horschel leads the PGA tour for greens in regulation, and if he can get streaky with the putter back on home turf he could make 50-1 look too big.
Recommendation: Berger to win at 30/1 (Bet365), Horschel each way at 50/1, generally available