Valspar Championship 2018: Essential stats for this week's event in Florida

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The Copperhead layout at Innisbrook stages the Valspar Championship. Check out course and current form stats compiled by Andy Swales...

"Sergio Garcia seems to be in good shape ahead of his Masters defence at Augusta National next month"

The Tampa Bay resort of Innisbrook stages this week's Valspar Championship at Palm Harbour.

Innisbrook's Copperhead course has been hosting this event since the start of the new millennium and certainly enjoys the respect of everyone who has ever competed over this lush parkland layout.

However, with TPC Sawgrass, Bay Hill and PGA National all part of the PGA Tour's annual schedule, not to mention Doral's Blue Monster course which is currently off the yearly menu, Innisbrook has often been viewed as the poor relation among Florida venues which stage top-level tournaments.

Opened in 1974, Copperhead's tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain is certainly no slugger's paradise and there is enough water, sand and changes in elevation to keep most minds suitably focussed.

This well-bunkered layout, with putting surfaces that are slightly larger-than-average, has undergone a number of restorations during its life, most recently in 2015.

A quick glance at the list of previous champions appears to suggest that a good all-round game is a key ingredient at Innisbrook where a solid collection of major winners have prospered since 2000.

Star Attractions

With seven major titles between them, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are the star attractions in west Florida this week.

Spieth, the 2015 champion, continues his busy schedule while McIlroy tees-up at Innisbrook for the first time.

Elsewhere, Henrik Stenson makes his first start for five weeks, and the Swede has never finished lower than tied-11th in three previous trips to Copperhead.

Sergio Garcia seems to be in good shape ahead of his Masters defence at Augusta National next month.

The 38-year-old Spaniard tees-up for the third week in a row, following a top-10 finish in Mexico on Sunday.

Last Year's Winner

The 2017 champion, Adam Hadwin, returns to Palm Harbor in excellent shape following back-to-back top-10s on the PGA Tour.

Four Americans with solid Copperhead histories are Ryan Moore, Webb Simpson, Kevin Na and Charles Howell.

Moore tied-for-ninth at Riviera in February, which was only his second top-10 finish in 10 months, while Na - who was a runner-up in the same Los Angeles tournament - was second at Innisbrook in 2014.

And the ever-improving Tony Finau must be due another victory soon. He was fifth in this event last year and is currently looking fairly entrenched within the world's top 40.

Brit Abroad

With The Masters just a few weeks away, and with a number of Brits attempting to get their games finely tuned ahead of Georgia, Matt Fitzpatrick makes his Copperhead debut this week.

Although not uncommon for Innisbrook to unveil a debutant champion, the young Englishman is more likely to provide a good each-way selection than become an outright winner.

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50
Jordan Spieth 14 9 20 MC 18 9
Justin Rose 37 8 22 1
Rory McIlroy 59 20 MC 2 3
Sergio Garcia 7 33 32 1
Henrik Stenson 60 6 8
Paul Casey 12 49 8 9
Matt Kuchar 58 26 62 5 32
Charley Hoffman 20 41 Wd 26 35
Gary Woodland 50 49 MC 1 12 7
Patrick Reed 37 MC MC 17 23 MC
Ross Fisher 46 45 2
Branden Grace 30 37 20 37 15 2
Louis Oosthuizen 30 24 MC 49
Matthew Fitzpatrick 30 MC 3
Tony Finau 27 2 MC 6 32
Webb Simpson 37 5 MC 36 4
Jason Dufner 55 17 36 18 11
Chez Reavie 52 73 2 2 36 18
Charl Schwartzel 48 68 15
Adam Hadwin 9 6 43 35 3 32
Si Woo Kim MC 62 35 58 10
Cameron Smith 6 48 20 18 17
Adam Scott 13 53 MC
Kyle Stanley 25 MC MC 51 10 30
Zach Johnson 57 20 14
Peter Uihlein 37 MC 26 52 MC 17 MC
Ian Poulter MC 52 6 MC
Charles Howell MC 37 6 20 32
Kevin Na 2 20 48 42 MC
Ryan Moore 49 9 MC
Keegan Bradley 49 MC 43 5 39
Bill Haas 26 54 MC MC
Chesson Hadley MC 35 5 23 42
Brandt Snedeker MC 20 23 45 MC Wd
Luke List 2 26 26 12 MC MC
Shane Lowry 49 MC 43 65 MC
Ted Potter MC MC 1 73 MC MC
Ollie Schniederjans 64 MC 3 MC 7
Byeong Hun An 5 23 6 40
Billy Horschel MC MC MC 43 54 11
Jimmy Walker 33 MC 8 63 MC MC
JB Holmes 49 60 MC MC 4
Sung Kang MC 16 MC 69 63
Russell Knox MC 15 MC 29 29 10
Bryson DeChambeau 41 55 5 MC MC 26
Jamie Lovemark 7 26 52 MC MC
Lucas Glover 17 MC 43 67 29
Martin Laird 9 9 MC MC
Ryan Palmer MC MC 2 20 58
Hudson Swafford 64 MC 29 54 27
William McGirt 33 MC 26 MC 65
Austin Cook 49 MC 31 14 18 22
Grayson Murray MC 8 70 75 14 22
Bud Cauley Wd 20 MC 58 14
Andrew Landry MC MC MC MC 2 MC
Jason Kokrak 20 35 31 8 47
Sean O`Hair MC 64 73 69 50 MC
Steve Stricker 26 31
Kevin Streelman 41 6 40 29 29
Scott Brown 46 MC MC MC 63 65
Scott Stallings 29 4 7 23 MC MC
Whee Kim MC MC MC MC MC
Brian Gay MC MC 8 9 42 58
Stewart Cink 46 MC MC 20 32
Danny Lee Wd MC MC 58 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 33 26 8 MC MC Wd
David Lingmerth MC 75 MC 57
Chris Kirk 33 MC 11 35 MC 10
Ryan Armour MC 64 20 MC MC 39 20
Harold Varner 72 60 38 MC MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes 59 MC MC MC MC MC
Luke Donald MC 37 MC MC MC
CT Pan 17 MC 62 35 MC
Padraig Harrington MC 64 MC MC
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC 66 MC
Aaron Wise 33 MC 15 MC 17 MC
Tom Hoge MC 53 MC MC 12 57 3
Kelly Kraft 8 63 MC MC MC MC
Nick Taylor 41 MC 52 75 20
Sam Saunders MC 26 26 8 25
Aaron Baddeley 14 55 26 MC MC
Beau Hossler MC 43 17 35 20 MC
Brandon Harkins 41 15 MC 12 8 25
Talor Gooch MC 20 MC 51 67 18
Ben Martin 33 26 67 57 7
Kevin Tway MC MC 57 35 69
Robert Garrigus MC MC 52 8 57
Graeme McDowell MC 26 MC MC MC
Harris English 33 MC MC 8 11 64
Brice Garnett MC MC 35 35 63 MC
Brian Stuard MC MC MC 65 MC 4
Alex Cejka Wd 75 Wd MC 50
Jim Furyk 46 MC
Martin Piller 67 67 MC MC 3 MC
John Huh 24 26 38 45 3 MC
Dominic Bozzelli 13 26 MC MC MC 39
Vaughn Taylor 59 20 55 11 MC 76
Rob Oppenheim MC MC 47 MC 42 MC
Derek Fathauer 13 16 62 48 MC 36
Ben Silverman MC 53 MC 48 67 77 MC
Abraham Ancer 52 MC 68 20 76 MC
Chad Campbell MC 49 43 MC MC MC
Jonathan Randolph 68 MC 66 MC Wd 39
Rory Sabbatini 17 72 31 20 69 32
Rod Pampling 47 MC MC
Martin Flores 74 MC 21 35 MC
Jonas Blixt 41 MC MC MC MC 31
Adam Schenk 29 53 MC MC MC 39
Billy Hurley MC MC MC MC 69 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC MC 69 MC
Stephan Jaeger MC MC 43 MC MC 54
DA Points MC MC MC 73 33
Tom Lovelady 17 MC MC 45 29 MC
Richy Werenski MC MC MC MC 29 MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 43 MC MC 25
Nicholas Lindheim Wd MC MC MC 32
Tyrone Van Aswegen 68 68 26 69 MC 36 58
Nick Watney 33 47 26 58 50
Retief Goosen MC 53 MC 12 20
Ryan Blaum MC 60 73 MC MC 10
Michael Kim 57 MC MC 23 50 MC
Seamus Power MC MC MC 11 54
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC MC MC
Lanto Griffin MC MC 12 MC 58
Tyler Duncan 24 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Troy Merritt 49 41 8 MC MC MC
Andrew Putnam MC MC 54 17 69
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC MC MC
Sam Burns 8 2 MC MC 59
Tiger Woods 12 MC 23
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC 55 MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas 68 MC 57 77 MC
Blayne Barber MC 67 MC 67
Bronson Burgoon MC 47 MC 42 MC
Greg Chalmers 17 68 MC MC MC MC
JJ Henry MC MC MC 23 MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC MC MC MC
Corey Conners 59 MC 29 50 39
Peter Malnati 49 MC 35 MC MC MC MC
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC 31
Colt Knost MC 62 MC 69
Davis Love
Matt Every 66 MC MC MC MC 69 75
Sangmoon Bae 75 15 MC MC MC MC
Bob Estes MC
Jimmy Stanger 20 MC 32
Rod Perry
Dylan Meyer
Chris Couch
Ty Strafaci
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Jordan Spieth 18 1 20 7
Justin Rose MC 8 29 5 13 14
Rory McIlroy
Sergio Garcia 7 16 15 41
Henrik Stenson 7 11 4
Paul Casey MC MC 37 42
Matt Kuchar 22 11 33 38 14 10 12
Charley Hoffman MC 11 MC 25 75 14 37 19 MC
Gary Woodland 58 42 MC 8 MC 29 1
Patrick Reed 38 7 2 MC
Ross Fisher MC 63
Branden Grace 37 MC
Louis Oosthuizen 7 MC MC MC 20
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tony Finau 5 MC MC
Webb Simpson 41 MC MC 17 10 2 13 MC
Jason Dufner 11 22 24 14 21 10 28 28 17
Chez Reavie 27 22 MC 63 20 11 MC 36
Charl Schwartzel 6 1 MC
Adam Hadwin 1 MC 71
Si Woo Kim Wd MC
Cameron Smith 49 42
Adam Scott MC 30 28 MC
Kyle Stanley 27 53 MC MC
Zach Johnson MC 46 20 MC* MC
Peter Uihlein MC MC 57
Ian Poulter 41 67 24 MC
Charles Howell 49 5 10 14 MC 28 2 65
Kevin Na MC 22 10 2 38 44 MC* 8 Wd
Ryan Moore 18 3 5 MC MC 44 MC* 19 MC
Keegan Bradley 58 MC MC
Bill Haas 41 2 14 MC 16 MC 30
Chesson Hadley 69 44 14
Brandt Snedeker 53 58 29 4 46 MC 8
Luke List 27 MC MC
Shane Lowry
Ted Potter 20 MC
Ollie Schniederjans MC MC
Byeong Hun An 49
Billy Horschel MC 56 MC
Jimmy Walker 30 51 MC 16 Wd
JB Holmes 54 61 MC MC
Sung Kang MC 22 55
Russell Knox MC 56 33 25 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 27
Jamie Lovemark 27 37 44 MC
Lucas Glover 18 MC 24 MC 38 MC 20 25 MC 52
Martin Laird MC MC 33 70 MC 5 28
Ryan Palmer 42 30 51 MC
Hudson Swafford 38 56 MC
William McGirt MC MC MC 29 MC
Austin Cook
Grayson Murray MC
Bud Cauley 58 Wd 16
Andrew Landry
Jason Kokrak 58 MC 7 14 MC MC MC
Sean O`Hair Wd Wd 2 74 69 MC MC MC MC 1
Steve Stricker MC 7 8 4 14
Kevin Streelman 18 MC 40 38 1 10 MC MC*
Scott Brown MC 7 MC MC 27 MC
Scott Stallings 68 MC MC MC MC MC 3
Whee Kim Wd 53
Brian Gay MC MC MC* MC 55 37 63 46 MC
Stewart Cink 27 MC 60 MC 14 70 11 MC 2
Danny Lee 22 Wd 7 MC
Patrick Rodgers MC MC
David Lingmerth 27 58 51
Chris Kirk MC 42 MC
Ryan Armour MC 23
Harold Varner MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes
Luke Donald MC 22 53 4 4 1 6
CT Pan MC
Padraig Harrington 33 MC 65 20 MC 8
Robert Streb MC 51
Aaron Wise
Tom Hoge MC
Kelly Kraft 65
Nick Taylor 62 MC 24
Sam Saunders MC 22 24
Aaron Baddeley MC MC 56 MC*
Beau Hossler MC
Brandon Harkins
Talor Gooch
Ben Martin 52 MC
Kevin Tway
Robert Garrigus 52 47 4 56 2 MC MC 42
Graeme McDowell 14 MC
Harris English 27 MC 10 38 7 MC
Brice Garnett MC
Brian Stuard 38 MC MC 43 MC
Alex Cejka 14 53 MC 57 55 MC 47
Jim Furyk 41 40 20 7 2 13 1 52
Martin Piller
John Huh 9 22 33 MC MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli 3
Vaughn Taylor MC MC MC MC MC
Rob Oppenheim
Derek Fathauer MC MC MC MC
Ben Silverman
Abraham Ancer
Chad Campbell 11 MC 24 MC MC 28 MC 47
Jonathan Randolph MC
Rory Sabbatini 42 MC 70 27 74 15 MC 63
Rod Pampling 41 MC MC 55 MC 8
Martin Flores MC MC MC 51 MC
Jonas Blixt 22 22 MC MC 38
Adam Schenk
Billy Hurley MC MC 17 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC
Stephan Jaeger
DA Points 47 MC MC 63 28 27
Tom Lovelady
Richy Werenski MC
Xin Jun Zhang
Nicholas Lindheim
Tyrone Van Aswegen 27 MC
Nick Watney 14 53 43 51 13 4 12 23
Retief Goosen MC 11 69 44 MC 20 28 5 1 MC
Ryan Blaum 41
Michael Kim 52 MC
Seamus Power 27
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC MC 61 16 28 28 10
Lanto Griffin
Tyler Duncan
Troy Merritt MC MC 6 MC MC
Andrew Putnam
Shawn Stefani MC 56 17 7
Sam Burns
Tiger Woods
Marty Dou Ze Cheng
Camilo Villegas 42 MC MC MC
Blayne Barber 41 42 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC
Greg Chalmers MC 47 44 4 29 MC 16 MC
JJ Henry 22 MC MC 51 66 20 MC* 46 MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC
Corey Conners
Peter Malnati MC MC
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC 5 MC
Colt Knost MC MC 70 MC
Davis Love 70 MC
Matt Every MC 42 MC 8 MC MC MC
Sangmoon Bae 67 14 43 2
Bob Estes MC MC MC* MC 52
Jimmy Stanger MC
Rod Perry MC MC MC MC MC MC
Dylan Meyer
Chris Couch 66 5 Wd 59
Ty Strafaci
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