2023 Valspar Championship odds, course history and picks to win
The last stop of the Florida Swing is here, as the PGA Tour is in Palm Harbor, just outside Tampa, for this week’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course.
Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas headline the field while Sam Burns is looking to win his third straight Valspar title.
Spieth, a past champion of this event (2015), is coming off back-to-back solid outings after missing the weekend in LA — T-4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and T-19 at the Players.
With many of the world’s best on the sidelines this week thanks to the Valspar’s location on the schedule, Sunday may be a life-changing moment for someone in the field.
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course) | Par 71 | 7,340 yards
Course comparisons (according to Data Golf): 1. The Concession Golf Club, 2. Sea Island GC, 3. TPC Twin Cities
“The Snake Pit” statue at the 16th tee box warns golfers of the notorious final three holes at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. Photo by Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports
Innisbrook (Copperhead) – Course History for the #ValsparChampionship
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Justin Suh (+3700)
Justin Suh plays his shot from the seventh tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Suh has found his stride during the Florida Swing. He tied for fifth at the Honda Classic, finished T-24 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (designated event) and tied for sixth last week at the Players (another designated event).
In a weaker field, don’t be surprised if Suh makes a run over the weekend.
Denny McCarthy (+3300)
Denny McCarthy plays his shot on the fourth fairway during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports
Denny McCarthy has missed two cuts in his last five starts, however, the other three finishes were great outings: T-4 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), T-14 (Genesis Invitational) and T-13 (Players Championship).
He’s 3-for-3 making the weekend in Tampa with his best finish (ninth) coming in 2019.
Tommy Fleetwood (+2500)
Tommy Fleetwood waits on the 18th green during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports
It’s hard to believe, but Tommy Fleetwood is still looking for his first win on the PGA Tour.
The Englishman tied for 27th at the Players Championship last week after stumbling to a 4-over 76 in the final round. He finished T-61 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational but grabbed a top 20 at the Genesis Invitational.
At last year’s Valspar, Fleetwood tied for 16th.