2017 Valspar Championship Tournament Preview

Valspar Championship LogoThe Valspar Championship will once again be a test of golf for the players that try to survive the Snake Pit of 16, 17 and 18. Many top players pass on the Valspar given the stretch that they’ve been on in the last few weeks but you still have a pretty solid field to make your expert picks from.

Played at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, the players will notice a refreshed course with new bunkers, brand new fairways and a general upgrade without any major changes to scare off the PGA golfers.

2017 Valspar Championship Tourney Preview

A newer look to Copperhead faces PGA Tour players so course history may not play as big a part when making your expert picks for your fantasy golf lineup unless you have players from the 2016 tourney. Look for who's playing the hot hand in the last few weeks and maybe focus your attention there.

A slight drop off in top players comes after last week’s WGC – Mexico Championship but there will still be a solid amount of choices for fantasy golf players who are setting lineups in a Top Fantasy Golf Contest.

Some big names have already committed to the 2017 Valspar Championship including: Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Reed, Graeme McDowell, Jason Dufner, Hunter Mahan and Ryan Moore, Justin Thomas and most importantly Defending Valspar Champion Charl Schwartzel.

Free Fantasy Golf Contest

Dates - March 9 – March 12, 2017

Prize Pool - $6,300,000

First Place - $1,098,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead Golf Course

Examining the Golf Course

Name of Course – Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)

Where is Copperhead - Palm Harbor, FL

Copperhead Snake PitPar – 71

Yards – 7340

Slope – 144

Year Built – 1974

Designed by - Larry Packard

Past Valspar Championship Winners

Charl Schwartzel Defending Valspar ChampionCharl Schwartzel2016 - Charl Schwartzel

 

Jordan Spieth2015 – Jordan Spieth

 

John Senden2014 – John Senden

 

Kevin Streelman2013 - Kevin Streelman

 

Valspar Championship info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Copperhead originally had 27 holes when built and was eventually made into an 18 hole course
  • Tournament began in 2000 and has gone through numerous name changes. In 2013 Valspar signed a 4 year deal to sponsor the tournament.
  • K. J. Choi (2002, 2006) and Retief Goosen (2003, 2009) are the only multiple winners of the tournament.
  • Reality Golf show - Big Break Myrtle Beach winner Jimmy Brant won an exemption into the 2015 Valspar Championship. He missed the cut.

2017 Valspar Championship Fantasy Golf Picks Info

Finding expert golf picks for the 2017 Valspar Championship shouldn’t be too hard as you will still have a solid field of golfers to pick from. If you already have an account at DraftKings and have taken advantage of our Free Fantasy Golf Contest offer, check out some of the other sites like FanDuel.com. They started with fantasy golf just this year but if you follow daily fantasy sports you already know that they are one of the two biggest DFS companies already. They offer huge cash prizes also so you have to be a player at both if you are going to be serious about fantasy golf.

Expert picks for The 2017 Valspar Championship

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