The PGA Tour shifts back to the Sunshine State for the final time on the 2020-21 schedule for this week’s Valspar Championship. A surprisingly strong but top-heavy field will tee it up at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Three of the top-seven golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings lead those looking to challenge two-time defending champ Paul Casey, who enters the week at No. 25 in the world rankings. Casey last won at Copperhead in 2019. The 2020 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings and odds for the 2021 Valspar Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Odds last updated Monday at 7:34 p.m. ET.
Fantasy golf power rankings
20. Kevin Streelman (+6600)
Thirty-one rounds of competitive experience at Copperhead with an average of 0.46 strokes gained on the field per round. He’s consistently accurate off-the-tee and is averaging 0.44 SG: Approach per round through 46 measured rounds on the season.
19. Kevin Kisner (+8000)
Sixth on Tour in driving accuracy and averaging 0.47 SG: Putting per round. Missed the cut in three of his last four events but had five top-10 finishes in 22 events last year.
18. Chris Kirk (+4000)
Has vaulted from No. 265 in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of 2020 to No. 62 entering this week. He has four top-10 finishes already this year and is averaging 1.11 SG: Tee-to-Green per round.
17. Russell Henley (+3000)
Ranks 24th on Tour in driving accuracy and is tied for fifth in scrambling. He just missed out on an invitation to the 2021 Masters but tied for ninth at the RBC Heritage the following week.
16. Bubba Watson (+5000)
Ninth in this field among those with at least 10 rounds played at Copperhead with an average of 1.14 strokes gained on the field per round. He has struggled with the putter but has been very strong off-the-tee and with his irons.
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By: Esten McLaren
Title: 2021 Valspar Championship fantasy golf power rankings
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Published Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:16:19 +0000