With the 2020-21 PGA Tour season rolling right along, it’s time to find out which five golfers have the best look as potential winners when the 2021 Valspar Championship gets underway on Thursday, April 29, live from the par-71 Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Florida. With that being said, let’s jump right into the action so you can bet against their Golf odds.
PGA Tour Betting Predictions – Valspar Championship, Five for the Win
World No. 2 Justin Thomas is the prohibitive favorite at +800 with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson right behind at +1000. Patrick Reed (+1600), Corey Conners (+2000), and two-time defending champion Paul Casey (+2200) round out the top five players on the odds leaderboard. Overall, 18 of the top 50 players in the world will be teeing it up in the Sunshine state. Now, let’s find out which five golfers look like potential winners.
2021 Valspar Championship
- When: April 29 – May 2
- Where: Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort — Palm Harbor, Florida
Odds to win 2021 Valspar Championship
- Justin Thomas +800
- Dustin Johnson +1000
- Patrick Reed +1600
- Corey Conners +2000
- Paul Casey +2200
- Viktor Hovland +2200
- Sungjae Im +2500
- Louis Oosthuizen +2500
- Scottie Scheffler +2800
- Abraham Ancer +2800
- Russell Henley +3300
- Jason Kokrak +3300
- Justin Rose +3300
- Joaquin Niemann +3500
- Bubba Watson +4500
- Charley Hoffman +4500
- Cameron Tringale +5000
Five for the Win
- Patrick Reed
In 11 events this season, the world No. 19 has made the cut each time out with four Top-10 finishes and one win in the Farmers Insurance Open in January. Reed finished a solid eighth in the Masters in his last event and has three Top-10 finishes, and two Top-5 finishes in this event. The last time Reed played this event in 2019, he failed to survive the cut, so the 30-year-old Texan will be hungry.
- Justin Thomas
In 12 events this season, the world No. 2 has made the cut 11 times with five of Top-10 finishes and a win in the Players Championship in March. Thomas finished T21 in the 2021 Masters in his last event and now says he’s refreshed after a short break.
“I always try to take time off after Augusta, definitely one week off,” Thomas said. “I’m just not in the physical or mental state to be able to play a golf tournament after the grind the week of Augusta. Taking two weeks off was nice.”
Thomas ranks first in birdies per round (5.10) and has a T18 and a T10 finish in four career appearances in this event.
“I love this tournament,” he said. “I love this golf course. The golf course is right in front of you. It’s not anything that’s tricked up. It’s not anything that’s hidden. It’s all right there. You see the narrow fairway out there and you’ve got to hit it, and if you don’t, you get out of position, you’re really just trying to somehow make a par, and the greens are small and severe.
- Dustin Johnson
In 10 events this season, the world No. 1 has made the cut nine times with six Top-25 finishes, four Top-10 finishes and one win in the 2020 Masters last November. Over his last five outings, Johnson has been all over the place with a missed cut in this year’s Masters three weeks ago and a T13 finish in the RBC Heritage two weeks back. Still, Johnson ranks ninth in driving distance and a stellar fourth in scoring average (69.8). Johnson is hungry right now and clearly wants to bag the win this weekend.
“It’s a nice trophy. I’d like to have it,” Johnson said during his pre-tournament interview on Wednesday. “It would look good on the shelf. I don’t know what it is, but it looks nice.”
- Paul Casey
In 12 events this season, the world No. 44 has made the cut 11 times with a quartet of Top-10 finishes to his credit. Casey finished a respectable 26th in the Masters earlier this month, but missed the cut at the RBC Heritage just after that. Still, the 43-year-old is the two-time defending champ and knows this course extremely well. Casey is going for the three-peat, although it’s a very rare feat. Over the last 40 years, there have only been eight instances of a player winning a tournament three or more times in a row. The incomparable Tiger Woods did it six times.
“It would just be extremely cool, flat out. I think even more so with the gap, as well, with the one-year sort of hiatus,” said Casey, noting that last year’s Valspar had to be canceled after one round. “Yeah, it would just be very cool.”
- Sungjae Im
In a whopping 21 events this season, the 23-year-old world No. 21 has a modest three Top-10 finishes. Im however, comes into this year’s Valspar Championship fresh off a 13th place finish in the RBC Heritage two weeks ago following his missed cut in the Masters. Im finished fourth in his first appearance in this tournament in 2019 and has four Top-25 finishes in his last five tournaments.