Jordan Speith is back to defend his title at The Valspar Championship. This tournament acted as a springboard for Speith last year as he had to hole 2 clutch putts to get into a playoff and then miraculously holed a 30 foot birdie putt that gave him the championship. That tournament was one of the first real indications that Jordan Speith was here to stay and showed that he didn’t lack any big match temperament. Speith then went onto win 2 majors in the same year and shot to the very top of the golf world rankings. The world No. 1 has had a slow start to the season but may well find confidence at a course that he has won at before. Innisbrook Resort Copperhead will be where the action takes place, The course measures 7, 340 yards and is a par 71. The field is a fairly strong one with 7 of the top 20 in the world playing. Danny Willet remains in the US for another week, the Yorkshire born player finished in third place last week at Trump National Doral and will compete again this week at The Valspar Championship. Willett’s wife Nicole is expecting a baby during the week of The Masters and he has said he will fly home for the birth. With The Masters only a few weeks away there are a good few story lines that could unfold at The Valspar Championship. Some of the favorites for Augusta need to find form and confidence ahead of the years first major and will look to do it this at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead.
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Patrick Reed (+2500 BetOnline.ag)
Patrick Reed came within a whisker of winning this tournament last year, eventually losing out to Jordan Speith in a playoff. Reed was certainly the victim of some extraordinary putting from Speith. Reed is not short on confidence and will look to make up for last year with a win this week. Reed had quite a disappointing finish last week at Trump National Doral and will want to bounce back with a bang.
Danny Willett (+1600 BetOnline.ag)
Danny Willett has been climbing the official golf rankings over the last year and a half by putting in some incredible performances. The Englishman now sits proudly in 11th position in the rankings. Willett finished in 3rd place last week and has good momentum and form coming into The Valspar Championship. He will be in and around the top of the leaderboard for most of the weekend and with a bit of luck, could well win.
Jordan Speith (+400 BetOnline.ag)
Jordan Speith will win sooner or later. He is too good to go without a win for too much longer. Having won on this track last year could help Speith regain a bit of form and confidence. Nowadays you can never write Speith off as he has all the skills and the temperament to win on any given weekend. Look out for a big performance from Speith this week.
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Danny Willett • Innisbrook Resort Copperhead • Jordan Speith • Patrick Reed • The Masters • The Valspar Championship • Trump National Doral