The Players Hangover aka The Valspar Championship

Let’s be honest! Sunday was awesome and I am still hungover from Golf and St Patrick’s Day weekend. However, the Florida swing hits its final spot for the Valspar Championship. Let’s dive in!

History

Paul Casey won the 2018 Valspar Championship battling Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed. It was a pretty solid finish by Casey as he hadn’t won previously in some time.  2017, Adam Hadwin came alive to earn his first career PGA Tour win.

However, in 2015 we saw a remarkable playoff win by Jordan. This was the year he holed a 30 ft putt on 18 to beat Sean O’hair and Patrick Reed. This would be his 2nd career PGA tour win.

Check it out: I miss this out of Jordan. He is definitely in a golf slump but I’m not the least bit worried about him. He will figure it out and we will see more on this

 

The Field

Last year, this tournament pulled a big field. AKA Tiger Woods played. Despite the change in schedule, there are some big names playing this week. Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, John Rahmn, Jim Furyk, Gary Woodland.

With the WGC event next week, a lot of the top players will take this week off in order to rest up. A LOT of golf is played during the WGC Match Play.

Predictions

Winner: Kevin Kiser. He played really well at TPC but couldn’t put the pieces together on Sunday. I expect him to be around leaderboard on Sunday this week.

Score: The Florida swing is comprised of very challenging golf courses. The guys normally do not go very low here. I expect -11 to win this week.

Dark Horse: Rafa Cabrera Bello. Not a huge dark horse but he has been playing well throughout the Florida swing. Missed the cut at Players but I don’t expect the same result this week.

Final Thoughts:

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Coverage:

Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 2-6 p.m. ET

Friday, Rd. 2: Golf Channel, 2-6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, 1-3 p.m. ET; NBC, 3-6 p.m. ET

Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, 1-3 p.m. ET; NBC, 3-6 p.m. ET