2019 PGA Valspar Championship Preview
Dustin Johnson leads the 2019 PGA Valspar Championship field.Johnson’s the only golfer on the BetAmerica board offering odds of less than +1000. Check out analysis of Johnson’s chances along with analysis and picks for underdogs up to +4000 and underdogs up to +6000.
PGA Valspar Championship Favorites:
Johnson was in the hunt at last week’s The Players Championship. He finished tied for fifth and only 3 strokes off winner Rory McIlroy. Although Johnson deserves to be favored, it’s tough to back any golfer at such low odds.
Looking elsewhere among the favorites, Sergio’s got a big shot this week to take the Valspar Championship. Garcia didn’t play badly at TPC-Sawgrass, finishing at 8-under. He was 8 strokes off McIlroy, but it was a decent effort.
If Sergio peaks this week, he could win. He finished 2 strokes off winner Paul Casey at the 2018 Valspar.
PGA Valspar Championship Pick: Sergio Garcia +1550
OUTSIDERS WITH A CHANCE
Defending Valspar Champion Paul Casey offers excellent odds at +2150. Casey shot a -10 to win this tournament in 2018. Although Casey’s played great, he’d have lost badly without the 65 he carded in round 4. Before the 65 round 4, Casey had shot a 71 round 3 and a 70 round 1. Unless he repeats a 65 round during this year’s tournament, he should finish out of the top 10.
Jim Furyk played his way into golf fans’ minds last week when finishing second behind Rory McIlroy in The Players Championship. Last year at the Valspar Championship, Furyk shot a 6-under. That was only 4 strokes off Casey.
Furyk presents a great value play at +3200. He’s the golfer to back among the mid-range choices.
PGA Valspar Championship Pick: Jim Furyk +3200
Major Odds Dogs Worth Considering
Jason Kokrak shot a -5 at the 2018 Valspar Championship. Because he’s had decent success at the tournament, we must consider Kokrak a live longshot. However, Kokrak might not offer the most value based on the odds.
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Ryan Moore shot a -9 at The Players Championship. Moore carded 3 rounds under 70: a 67-round 1, a 69-round 3, and a 69-round 4. If he hadn’t imploded last Friday with a 74-round 2, he might have snuck into the top 10. Heck, who knows? He might have had a chance to challenge Rory for the trophy.
Moore’s terrific play at TPC-Sawgrass might be a sign that his form’s turning around. He had a terrible time at the 2018 Valspar, but if his form is indeed turning around, he’ll have a chance to win on Sunday.
PGA Valspar Championship Pick: Ryan Moore +4500