Thomas Headlines Valspar Championship Preview
The PGA Tour heads to Copperhead Course
Justin Thomas is all the rage with betting markets and he headlines our Valspar Championship Preview.
It’s a solid field this week, including Jordan Spieth, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and a host of other golfers looking to claim the title.
JT Aims to Rebound
As avid golf fans know, golf is a sport where performance is key, and as with any sport, some players are better than others.
However, even the best players can have an off day, which was the case with Thomas at The Players. But despite that disappointing performance, Thomas is still one of the best players in the world, and his track record proves it.
Our Valspar Championship preview puts Thomas ahead of the field, despite a poor showing at Sawgrass.
Currently, his odds of +900 could be seen as slightly too short given his recent form. However, Thomas is still the best player in the field, and his confidence levels could return with a big performance.
As The Masters approaches, he will want his form to be at its best. Playing well at the Valspar Championship is vital, and we think he can handle that pressure.
His PGA championship odds of +900 could shorten throughout the week, so it’s best to take them.
Spieth Right in Contention
Another player to watch out for is Spieth. He finished T6 at the Phoenix Open before missing the cut at the Genesis Open. But since then, his performances have been good enough to warrant attention.
The major winner finished T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and added a top 20 finish at The Players last week, showing that there’s nothing wrong with his game at the moment and his golf odds of +1200 are generous.
Spieth continues to be one of the more creative short-game players on the PGA Tour, which delights the crowds. His creativity makes him a worthwhile pick at the Valspar Championship, which is an easier course than TPC Sawgrass.
However, he lamented his driver at Sawgrass, so we’re hoping he gets that sorted.
“I actually have been swinging it fine,” Spieth said. “I just got behind a couple of drives. I toed a couple of drives early, and it really messed me up because then I got to a couple holes where you couldn’t hit it left. So I shoved them out.”
Overdue Win for the Mac?
Tommy Fleetwood is one of the more frustrating golfers to pick every week, but we’re giving the Englishman another chance.
There’s no doubt that he’s a quality player, but we question his drive to win. He needs to show more grit if he wants to win on the PGA Tour.
The 32-year-old is a winner on the DP World Tour, but he has yet to win on the PGA Tour, despite countless attempts. However, his T27 finish at The Players was enough of a form guide to consider.
If he can improve his game just a bit, he could be in with a chance at the Valspar Championship.
Our Valspar Championship preview couldn’t leave him out of selections, so take the +2500 odds available.
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