Free golf betting tip for the Valspar Championship where a decent field headed by a hopefully fit again Henrik Stenson and Justin Thomas have assembled for this years renewal. The event returns to its usual destination, the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Golf Club, Palm Harbor. Florida, which has hosted this tournament since its inception in 2000.
This 7,340yd Par 71 layout is a tough undulating tree lined track with small Bermuda greens which definitely put a premium on accuracy. However the course is probably best known for its infamous final three hole stretch, which is known as the Snake Pit, and rank as three of the most difficult finishing holes on the PGA Tour (in-running punters take note of this golf betting tip!) The list of winners here strongly indicate this is a track that suits the steadier type of player who have the ability to handle a bit of breeze on this exposed layout. Warm sunshine and only moderate breezes are forecast for the four days.
Valspar Championship golf betting tips
Although Dustin Johnson continued the great run of short price winners on the PGA Tour last week, there are doubts about the front two in the betting this week. Henrik Stenson had to pull out after 11 holes of the WGC-Mexico Championship (soon to be re-named The Imodium Championship for next year) last week with a stomach bug and Justin Thomas seemed to really struggle with his swing and his temperament in the final round. Summing up, this is a tough old betting heat where small stakes are advised.
Bill Haas 28/1 E/W (1/5 the odds 7 places) Paddy Power
The first betting tip this week is Bill Haas, who finished runner-up here last year. The American was fancied in some quarters to play well in Mexico last week, but he never really got competitive at that quirky new venue which was played at altitude. Ignoring that mid-division finish, he has been in pretty solid form in his sparse appearances this year, indicating he is trending towards a strong performance on a course that suits his steady style of play.
Luke Donald 55/1 E/W Betfred
The second golf tip this week is Luke Donald who comes into the category of a course and distance specialist having won here in 2012 and finishing Tied 4th in both 2013 and 2014. The likeable Englishman was admittedly a far better player in those days, but he showed definite signs of coming back to form last year with two runner-up finishes at the RBC Heritage and the Wyndham Championship. He is another lightly raced individual this year but has hinted on his last three starts that he could go well on a layout that sets up perfectly for him.
Charles Howell III 7-2 (Top 10 market) Paddy Power
The final tip of the week is the American Charles Howell III who has been in really consistent form this season, with four Top 10 finishes in his ten starts. The money making machine finds it hard to get it over the line but he has a really solid record around this Copperhead layout with four Top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour since 2007. He looks decent value to hit the target again in the Top 10 market this year.Back Charles Howell Top 10 with Paddy Power