After Phil Mickelson rolled over last weekend, this week, I will challenge Tiger Woods for the first time in the Valspar golf Tournament 2018. After staying in Mexico last week, PGA Tour players will head to Tampa Bay and it will be a very nice tournament.
The Masters is beginning to weave greatly on the horizon, and a lot of star players seem to be very competitive events, so I am well aware of that. Adam Hadwin will defend the snake pit and protect the title again.
2017 – Adam Hadwin
2016 – Charl Schwartzel
2015 – Jordan Spieth
2014 – John Senden
2013 – Kevin Streelman
2012 – Luke Donald
2011 – Gary Woodland
2010 – Jim Furlighk
2009 – Retief Goosen
2008 – Sean O’Hair
We will return to the Copperhead course of Innisbrook Resort in Tampa. This is one of my favorite courses on the circuit so that danger is done frequently. Snake Pit, Hole 16 – 18 regularly overcomes par and performs a real hard test of golf, but the track measures only 7,340 yards in par 71.
The course is terribly fine, there is a real premiere in this week’s accuracy and batting of the ball. Green looks bigger than them, with five par 3 around this place, good quality iron shots are essential for score-up. I am looking for a straight hitter this week.
It seems easy to think that this week relates to Tiger Woods, but it is not so. Support cast with Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose is great this week.
European friends led by Paul Casey and Matthew Fitzpatrick this week also tea with high quality American players such as Tony Finalau, Ryan Moore and Webb Simpson. Adam Scott needs a big week to do Dell Match Play.
Jordan Spice is a favorite of 17/2 surprise this week. I say it is a surprise, because it makes anger without understanding his putter. If he could arrange the putting as former champion here, it is no surprise that he will come in again. He is making a positive noise about the state of his game but he needs to see him at the golf course.
The second favorite of this tournament is 1/14 of Rory McIlroy, but he seems to be very short both the company fighting back here and the form he showed up recently. He can win what he wants to succeed, but he thinks he will not be in such a form. And, I think you are watching Augusta next month.
Another man who is doing more is Sergio Garcia. He is 16/1 to win this title. I can not bring Sergio back for the next few weeks. Not only is he protecting his major for the next week, but his last wife is waiting for his first child at the next weekend, so the last thing we need is to pull out in the middle.
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are 20/1 to win the title this week. I will go to Rose for a moment but I am surprised that Stenson has never acquired this trophy as the course is set up entirely for him. His shape this week is not how it came to the past, apart from living in Florida, he has not done enough for him for my taste. The name is 28/1 bar.
I had a wonderful February this week. The beginning is pretty obvious at Justin Rose. He is a ball batting machine recently. If he could make the putter hot, I hope his excellent figure will come back. I know that he plays well this year. And it is on the horizon which is trying to advance to that tournament by winning under Augusta and his belt. I will not be surprised if it comes here.
Ryan Moore is a decent form for now and he should love this place. He entered the top ten of Genesis Open two weeks ago, although that course is too long for him, recently he led the field of fairway hits and GIR at Honda Classic. If his long game works like here, he will become a business. He will arrive here five times in 2015 and three times in 2016 to enter the top 20. I think he will get through here.
Byeong-Hun An has gathered decent figures again. It is a golfer who is always aware of it. He is a brilliant driver of the ball, and his remaining matches endure scrutiny. We know he can win on an elongated track as he saw blowing out the field in the BMW PGA several years ago. He ranked 6th in Dubai and 5th in 5th place two weeks ago. Do not be surprised if Koreans go far.
I can not believe that Jacques Johnson can be handled in an external section on 66/1, but I can. To be honest even at this price, the only reason he is in this section is because there is some form of Florida swing. In fact, this course is surprising as it must be ideal for the characteristics of his ball’s blow. He has no mug in his putter. Zach has not played here since 2013, but I think his return will be beneficial.
Four times in his last seven tournaments, Austin Cook ranked in the top five for a fairway hit. And at the Riviera we led the putting statistics last time, but here it is going well. Cook has already won this season with RSM classic, he has won the career builder, but the last day is bad. He was dismissed in the second round 66 at the fair effort Riviera. It highlights that he is hitting the ball well and, hopefully, will get results to further show it here.