Golf Betting Tips: PGA Tour's 2021 Valspar Championship

After correctly predicting Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman to win the Zurich Classic last week, we're back with our betting tips for the next PGA Tour event.

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021
Golf Betting Tips: PGA Tour's 2021 Valspar Championship

Last week, we correctly predicted that Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman would win the Zurich Classic and now we're back with our betting tips for the Valspar Championship.

Held at the Copperhead Course, the venue for the Valspar Championship is one of the toughest stops on the PGA Tour and requires a lot of accuracy off the tee, due to the thick grass surrounding the fairways.

Last year's event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, so the defending champion is 2019 winner Paul Casey.

Justin Thomas is the slight favourite with the bookies this week at 9/1, with World No.1 Dustin Johnson close behind at 10/1, but neither make it in our top three selections for this year's Valspar Championship.

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SUNGJAE IM - 30/1

Sungjae Im had a complete nightmare at Augusta National, but that aside his Florida form makes him the most attractive selection for GolfMagic this week, especially with his price of 30/1.

In 2019 at the Valspar Championship, Im finished in a tie for 4th in his first appearance at the event and we think he has every chance of lifting the trophy this week.

Off the tee, he's one of the best in the field and that will prove a crucial factor come Sunday and with the South Korean being such a good performer at tough Florida courses, he's our No.1 selection at Copperhead.

JASON KOKRAK - 30/1

A horses for courses selection leads us to Jason Kokrak at 30/1, who finished in a tie for second here in 2019 and has been in excellent form as of late.

A difficult final day at The Masters aside, Kokrak recorded a T9 finish at The Players Championship, a T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational a week before and a T9 finish at the WGC event at the challenging Concession in Florida.

Kokrak, similarly to Im, has a habit for good performances in Florida and is worth siding with this week, perhaps even as an each way bet.

BUBBA WATSON - 55/1 EW

Bubba Watson provides some excellent value this week and after finishing in a tie for 4th with Im at the 2019 Valspar Championship, we will be placing an each way bet on the shot-shaping magician.

We saw some fantastic golf from Watson as he teamed up with Scottie Scheffler for the Zurich Classic and returning to a golf course that he loves could bring out the best in the 42-year-old.

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