We head to Tampa this week for the Valspar Championship where Adam Hadwin will be defending his championship.
There is a very European feel to this tournament. Many of Europe’s best players will be teeing it up at Innisbrook Resort. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Henrike Stenson and Paul Casey are just a few of the European representatives.
It is a tournament that has produced a number of international winners. Four of the past six winners of the tournament are from outside USA.
There are plenty of intriguing players this week. But we are going to start with a South African that has won and finished sixth the past two years here – Charl Schwartzel.
He has not exactly been on fire of late. You have to go back to the summer to find his last top 10, but as Bubba Watson showed at the Genesis Open, course form can trump that.
At 50/1, there is plenty of value in a player that obviously enjoys playing here.
Which leads me to my next pick – Luke Donald. Since 2010 he has finished inside the top six four times, pretty incredible record.
Of course, Donald is not the same player he was when he won here in 2012, but at a huge 175/1, he has every chance of making it into the places and who knows, maybe he can get his first win since 2013.
Donald is a player that seems to play well on certain courses, no matter what his form is. One of them is here and the other is at the RBC Heritage.
My third and final pick is Charles Howell III. Another player that has shown good form at the course.
He has top 10s in his past two starts here and has shown flashes of good form this season with a tie for sixth at the Farmers Insurance last month.
The American can finally get a big win on the PGA Tour this week and I like him at 60/1.