After a week off from OAD picks and a year off from standard PGA Tour action, we are back for the Valspar Championship. It is a full field event of 156 golfers with T65 and ties making it to the weekend. The Valspar is a challenging tournament where the scores usually don’t get too high. Players need to be accurate off the tee and have some great approach games as wayward shots are more penal this week than most week’s on tour. It is a shorter Florida course with Bermuda which will favor some golfers. It is also a course with Bermuda greens which brings more players in as possible targets. With all that being said, let’s see who the guys like at this week’s PGA Tour action.
|Last Week Money||$298,792.00||$230,750.00||$130,995.00||$0.00||$298,792.00|
|Last Week Pick||Matthew Fitzpatrick||Colin Morikawa||Brian Harman||Harris English||Matthew Fitzpatrick|
|This Week Pick||Abe Ancer||Patrick Reed||Patrick Reed||Sungjae Im||Jason Kokrak|
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Jason Kokrak
This week we head to one of the more challenging courses on tour. Innisbrook is a nice departure from the usual birdie fest/putting contests that the PGA tour loves to run week after week. This week I will be using Jason Kokrak. He has two straight top 10s here, including a 2nd in 2019. This place should suit him well, as he usually is excellent from tee to green. Best of luck!
Ruvy (@MichaelRuvolo) – Patrick Reed
Coming off Morikawa at Harbour Town, where he had a very disappointing finish, I’m looking for a win. I’m going with a 2x runner-up here and an elite-level player. Patrick Reed becomes the 3rd 2x winner on tour this week with his win. He can be a straight driver of the ball, and his short game might be the best on tour. This is a little risky using up Patrick Reed here, but I think I need a win, and I think he gets it.
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Sungjae Im
Harris was a leap of faith that fell apart late Friday, so we take the zero. I’ll look down the board a bit and go with Sungjae. Florida course that always plays tough with a guy who has been elite off the tee? Yes, please.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Patrick Reed
Well, not write-up last week sucks as I used Marc Leishman in the Carbon Contests, so that was cool. So now I will try and get another winner this week. I gushed about Reed on the Always Pressing POD, and for a good reason. Reed contends and plays well on more challenging, plodding golf courses, where the winning score usually isn’t a part of a birdie fest. Reed won at Torrey earlier this year, a great comp for its challenging nature, and finished 9th at the Concession, another challenging Florida course. He also has fared well here with a 2nd, 38th, 7th, and 2nd place finish from 2015-18. Let’s get it, TACO TITS!!!!