2022 Valspar Championship Odds & Picks: Tommy Fleetwood Headlines 5 First-Round Leader Bets

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2022 Valspar Championship Odds

Justin Thomas+1000
Viktor Hovland+1000
Collin Morikawa+1200
Dustin Johnson+1600
Xander Schauffele+2000
Louis Oosthuizen+2200
Sam Burns+2200
Tyrrell Hatton+2200
Matthew Fitzpatrick+2500
Shane Lowry+2500
Abraham Ancer+3000
Brooks Koepka+3500
Jason Kokrak+3500
Gary Woodland+4000
Keegan Bradley+4000
Tommy Fleetwood+4000
Alexander Noren+5000
Bubba Watson+5000
Jason Day+5000
Webb Simpson+5000
Adam Hadwin+6000
Cameron Tringale+6000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+6000
Kevin Kisner+6000
Russell Knox+6000
Brian Harman+7000
Harold Varner III+7000
Mackenzie Hughes+7000
Aaron Wise+7500
Denny McCarthy+8000
Bernd Wiesberger+9000
Francesco Molinari+10000
Jhonattan Vegas+10000
Lanto Griffin+10000
Matthias Schwab+10000
Mito Guillermo Pereira+10000
Adam Svensson+12500
Charley Hoffman+12500
Cheng-Tsung Pan+12500
Davis Riley+12500
Doc Redman+12500
Kevin Streelman+12500
Patton Kizzire+12500
Alex Smalley+15000
Branden Grace+15000
Brendon Todd+15000
Carlos Ortiz+15000
Danny Willett+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Joel Dahmen+15000
Martin Kaymer+15000
Martin Laird+15000
Matt Kuchar+15000
Nick Taylor+15000
Pat Perez+15000
Sahith Theegala+15000
Sam Ryder+15000
Scott Stallings+15000
Taylor Moore+15000
Troy Merritt+15000
Zach Johnson+15000
Adam Long+20000
Andrew D. Putnam+20000
Brian Stuard+20000
Chad Ramey+20000
Chez Reavie+20000
Graeme McDowell+20000
Greyson Sigg+20000
Lee Hodges+20000
Matthew NeSmith+20000
Michael Thompson+20000
Nate Lashley+20000
Stewart Cink+20000
Vaughn Taylor+20000
Wyndham Clark+20000
John Huh+20000
David Lipsky+20000
Adam Schenk+25000
Danny Lee+25000
Hank Lebioda+25000
Hayden Buckley+25000
Henrik Stenson+25000
J. J. Spaun+25000
JT Poston+25000
Kramer Hickok+25000
Kyle Stanley+25000
Matt Wallace+25000
Sean O'Hair+25000
Sung Kang+25000
Trey Mullinax+25000
Vincent Whaley+25000
Austin Smotherman+25000
Andrew Landry+30000
Cameron Percy+30000
Charl Schwartzel+30000
Harry Higgs+30000
Jim Herman+30000
Joseph Bramlett+30000
Peter Malnati+30000
Ryan Brehm+30000
Stephan Jaeger+30000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat+30000
Blake Kennedy+30000
Andrew McCain+30000
Andrew Novak+30000
Kurt Kitayama+30000
Bronson Burgoon+30000
Bill Haas+35000
Brandon Wu+35000
Chun-an Yu,+35000
Henrik Norlander+35000
James Hahn+35000
Luke Donald+35000
Scott Piercy+35000
Tyler Duncan+35000
Brice Garnett+40000
Callum Tarren+40000
Chesson Hadley+40000
Jimmy Walker+40000
Max McGreevy+40000
Roger Sloan+40000
Wesley Bryan+40000
Dylan Wu+40000
Brandon Hagy+50000
Brian Gay+50000
Curtis Thompson+50000
Davis Love III+50000
Jonas Blixt+50000
Kelly Kraft+50000
Mark Hensby+50000
Martin Trainer+50000
Omar Uresti+50000
Richy Werenski+50000
Robert Streb+50000
Seung-yul Noh+50000
Tommy Gainey+50000
William McGirt+50000
Luke Guthrie+50000
Paul Barjon+50000
Seth Reeves+50000
Alex Fitzpatrick+50000
Greg Koch+50000
Jackson Suber+50000
Austin Cook+50000
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The PGA Tour will stay in Florida this week for the 2022 Valspar Championship.

The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook is a par-71 measuring 7,340 yards and features Bermuda-grass greens. Infamous for its difficulty, the track will be a tough test for golfers as trouble lurks all over the place. Holes 15, 16 and 17 — also known as the “snake pit” — make up one of the toughest three-hole stretches in golf and should lead to a captivating finish on Sunday.

The field consists of 156 golfers teeing it up. Some notable players in the mix are Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Xander Schauffele and Matt Fitzpatrick.

As usual, my first round leader strategy will consist of betting mostly long shots who have a chance to get off to a fast start. 

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Tommy Fleetwood (+6000)

Fleetwood is seemingly finding his form during the Florida swing. With back to back top-21 finishes in strong field events, there’s a lot to like about Tommy going forward. He gained 8.0 strokes from tee to green at TPC Sawgrass and had his long irons dialed in, which is key for this week.

He started extremely hot at THE PLAYERS before losing steam and I can see something similar happening at Copperhead. 

Aaron Wise (+9000)

In his past two starts at API and THE PLAYERS, Wise has gained an average of 4.4 strokes on approach and 8.5 strokes from tee-to-green. That type of elite ball striking is exactly what is required to be successful at Copperhead. 

Wise is a golfer who can make birdies in bunches and can get off to a hot start. 

Kevin Streelman (+9000)

Streelman is a former Valspar champion who seemed to come to life last week at THE PLAYERS. Although I’m not putting much emphasis on last week’s statistics, it was encouraging to see him gain 3.7 strokes on approach en route to a 22nd place finish in a difficult test. When Streelman gets hot he tends to string together solid performances. 

Matthias Schwab (+10000)

Schwab is an elite ball striker who should be a great fit for Copperhead. He has quietly been playing well on the PGA TOUR with back to back 7th place finishes at the Honda Classic and Puerto Rico Open. 

Schwab has been excellent on the DP World Tour, but has had an issue thus far closing out events and winning. First round leader is probably the most sensible market to back Schwab in this week. 

Kramer Hickok (+20000)

Kramer had his irons dialed in at TPC Sawgrass where he gained 3.6 strokes on approach. There seems to be a strong correlation between results at Copperhead and TPC River Highlands where they play the Travelers Championship. If you buy into that narrative, his narrow playoff loss to Harris English at The Travelers last year should provide some confidence.

At long odds, Hickok can pop up early on the leaderboard.

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