Valspar Championship 2019: Your essential stats for this week's event in Florida

Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort
The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook first staged a PGA Tour event in 2000
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Andy Swales provides course and current form stats for this week's PGA Tour event at the Innisbrook Resort, near Tampa Bay ...

"Eleven of the 18 winners over the Copperhead course have been from outside the United States."

Week four of the PGA Tour's Florida Swing takes the players to the coastal community of Palm Harbor, around 20 miles north-west of Tampa Bay.

The Valspar Championship, which began life in 2000 as the Tampa Bay Classic, concludes the Tour's stay in the Sunshine State for another season.

Played over the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort, the tournament can often feel a little low key, when compared to some of the more prestigious events staged either side of it - at this time of year.

Because of the close proximity of Bay Hill, plus a couple of WGC events, not to mention the impending Masters and a newly-restored March date for TPC Sawgrass, all of this means the Valspar Championship will never be granted top billing.

That said, it usually attracts a decent selection of marquee players and this year is no exception.

With Augusta National just around the corner, there will always be a number of top golfers keen to improve their touch and accuracy, ahead of the year's opening major championship in April.

Dustin Tops The Bill

World No 1 Dustin Johnson is in town, along with 13 other top-30 ranked players.

Johnson makes his first appearance for nine years, having missed the cut in both previous visits. Why not check out DJ's position in the current market.

Jon Rahm, who faded badly at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, makes his Innisbrook debut, as does Tommy Fleetwood who will also feel disappointed by his final round performance in 'the fifth major.'

Ex-No 1 Jason Day is on a solid run of form right now, without being sensational.

The 31-year-old Aussie has only once failed to finish inside the top 25 - from his most recent 10 starts - but is without a victory in over 10 months.

The two most recent Masters' winners, Patrick Reed and Sergio Garcia, have decent histories at the course, while Webb Simpson's form has been simmering nicely this year and he is a former runner-up at the tournament.

Cup Captain

Last year's American Ryder Cup skipper Jim Furyk was second at Sawgrass last week and is still hitting the ball well, while locating plenty of greens in regulation.

The 48-year-old has finished first and second at Copperhead, while the accurate Lucas Glover should also have the game to prosper in Palm Harbor.

Foreign Success

Throughout its relatively short history, the tournament has delivered plenty of rich pickings for overseas golfers.

So far, 11 of the 18 winners over the Copperhead course have been from outside the United States.

No Pushover

Opened in 1974, Copperhead's tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain is certainly no slugger's paradise - despite the existence of some long par-fives.

There is enough sand, along with numerous changes in elevation and direction, to keep most minds suitably focused.

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

These latest changes included re-seeding the greens with TifEagle Bermuda, while expanding the putting surfaces back to their original size - to accommodate a greater number of potential hole locations.

Water should only come into play on five holes, while the overall tournament stroke average for this event is higher than for most on the PGA Tour schedule, and Stewart Cink once remarked: "This course could host a US Open."

And a former champion over the Copperhead layout, Jordan Spieth, added: "The course plays longer than the yardage. Greens in Regulation is a very important stat."

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Dustin Johnson 5 1 9 45 1 16 4
Jon Rahm 12 45 9 10 5 6 8
Jason Day 8 Wd 4 5 13
Tommy Fleetwood 5 3 19 28 45 16 42
Paul Casey MC 3 25 2 2 MC 16
Patrick Reed 47 50 14 22 56 13 13 25
Bubba Watson 56 17 27 15 4 MC 31
Webb Simpson 16 36 39 20 8
Gary Woodland 30 36 17 7 9 MC* 2
Cameron Smith 56 MC 6 49 15 9 22
Sergio Garcia 22 9 6 37 Dq 3 7
Alexander Noren MC MC 62 44 MC
Louis Oosthuizen 56 MC 25 MC 4
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 3 19 25 22 MC 11
Keegan Bradley 16 46 10 51 67 35 29 27
Henrik Stenson MC 17 54 MC MC MC
Branden Grace 72 33 MC 28 2 MC 27
Kevin Kisner 22 23 27 28 26 57 69
Chez Reavie MC 65 MC 38 4 28 3
Kevin Na MC* MC 36 33 60
Brandt Snedeker 5 50 MC 55 62 16 22
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC 51 MC 72 MC MC 32
Abraham Ancer 12 MC 39 44 MC MC 18 29
Russell Knox 35 51 39 14 10 43 18 43
Adam Hadwin MC 33 75 18 44 2 57
Sung Jae Im MC 3 51 MC MC 7 52 12 16
Daniel Berger 67 MC 36 2 MC MC 12
Chesson Hadley MC 17 20 MC 20 MC MC
Danny Willett MC MC 27 33 25 MC
Brian Harman 8 MC MC 51 39 MC MC MC
Zach Johnson MC 40 59 39 28 MC
Lucas Glover MC 10 4 7 MC 12
Charley Hoffman MC MC MC MC 20 MC MC
Ryan Moore 20 33 28 MC MC
Dylan Frittelli MC 28 MC MC 28 51
Stewart Cink MC MC MC* 50 MC 20
Jason Kokrak 47 10 9 37 20 20 18
Patton Kizzire MC* MC 27 MC MC 13 8
Charl Schwartzel MC 16 6 Wd MC MC MC
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC 43 MC 11
Beau Hossler MC 58 15 MC 39 57 MC
Peter Uihlein MC Wd 66 60 Wd MC MC
Danny Lee MC MC 36 MC 44 MC 71
CT Pan 72 MC MC 44 60 66 51
Russell Henley MC 20 44 MC 15 MC 66
Ryan Armour MC MC 12 MC MC MC MC 22
Sam Burns 54 MC* MC MC 40 18 MC
Ted Potter MC MC 64 MC MC 13 27
Michael Thompson 70 MC 16 7 10 13 9 69
Andrew Landry 47 MC MC MC 60 28 MC 22
Brian Gay 56 MC 20 60 7 55 MC 22
JJ Spaun Wd 63 MC MC 50 MC 51
Martin Trainer 41 66 MC 1 28 MC MC*
Brendan Steele MC 17 MC MC MC MC 57
Brice Garnett 35 MC MC MC MC MC 33 19
Patrick Rodgers MC* 46 30 15 MC MC MC MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 59 MC MC MC MC
Austin Cook MC MC MC* MC MC
Cameron Davis 59 16 MC 59 57 28 MC
Sam Ryder MC 33 56 60 43 40 MC
Scott Stallings MC 40 MC 3 MC 43 MC
Harold Varner MC MC 51 MC 10 MC 18
Sung Kang 47 6 51 64 14 MC 20 10
Nick Watney MC 51 MC 39 72 51
Joaquin Niemann 46 59 44 MC 72 MC
Chris Kirk 56 15 MC MC 50 MC MC MC
Jim Furyk 2 9 37 14
Jason Dufner MC* MC MC* MC MC MC*
Kevin Streelman MC 58 MC* MC 7 50 MC 34
Bud Cauley 47 MC 12 MC 26 13 MC
Joel Dahmen 12 MC MC MC MC 9 22
Anirban Lahiri MC* 69 59 MC MC 43
Richy Werenski 47 MC MC* MC 60 MC MC
Kramer Hickok 30 35 64 MC MC 40 MC
Denny McCarthy 41 MC MC 33 MC MC
Kelly Kraft 47 MC 9 MC MC MC MC
Sean O`Hair Wd MC 76 9 MC*
Scott Langley 67 MC MC 37 6 MC 12 43
Trey Mullinax MC 51 22 15 25 34 57
JT Poston 22 66 36 28 26 40 7 20
Robert Streb MC MC 59 MC MC 29 40 MC
Rory Sabbatini 35 36 MC MC 70 57 33
Chris Stroud MC MC 10 7 52 MC
Vaughn Taylor 41 MC 59 9 MC MC 7 MC
Hudson Swafford 29 MC* MC MC 65 3
Ollie Schniederjans 16 MC MC 49 MC 33 MC 72 MC
Wyndham Clark Dq 7 10 MC 35 18 MC
Brian Stuard MC 20 60 45 55 40 8
Martin Laird MC MC MC MC 26 43 MC
Scott Brown MC MC 20 10 37 MC 9 MC 33
Roger Sloan 23 30 2 MC MC 12 33
Graeme McDowell 54 MC* 42 18
Matt Jones 36 55 53 13 MC 29
Sam Saunders MC 63 36 MC 38 MC MC 33
Sebastian Munoz 36 25 MC 13 72 MC 10
Ryan Blaum MC 17 MC* 55 MC MC 70 73 64
Brandon Harkins MC MC MC 28 26 MC MC 51
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 7 35 25 MC MC MC MC
Carlos Ortiz 29 MC 9 60 MC 65 29
Peter Malnati 36 44 MC 18 MC
Adam Schenk 29 30 16 MC 45 55 57 67 MC
Bill Haas MC 51 51 MC 57 MC
Roberto Castro 20 25 53 MC 40
Chase Wright 51 MC MC MC MC MC 57
Nick Taylor 16 30 33 28 MC 43 40 MC
Harris English MC 68 12 MC MC MC 51 22
Kyle Jones MC MC 33 MC MC MC MC
Tom Hoge 30 MC 55 MC MC 44 MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 32
Stephan Jaeger MC* 70 MC MC 66 MC 43
Steve Stricker 58 MC MC MC*
Ben Silverman 36 MC 45 62 MC MC
Grayson Murray MC 68 MC MC 59 62 MC
Julian Etulain 36 35 MC 38 43 40 43
Shawn Stefani MC 6 64 62 MC MC
Jonas Blixt 36 15 38 MC 29 MC
Hunter Mahan 40 MC MC MC 33 MC MC
Sepp Straka MC 16 MC 13 MC MC
John Huh MC 59 MC MC 70 25 70 MC
Alex Cejka MC Dq 51 MC MC MC 40
Adam Svensson 59 MC MC 35 18 43
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez MC 35 MC MC MC 28 57
Brady Schnell MC MC 43 28 MC MC MC*
Tyler Duncan MC* MC* 62 MC 22 MC MC 51 57
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC MC MC 29 MC*
Max Homa 20 37 10 26 MC MC
Seamus Power 35 MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Hank Lebioda 70 MC 38 29 MC 43
Alex Prugh MC MC 53 MC MC 51
Austin Connelly 26 MC*
Seth Reeves MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jim Knous MC* 55 MC MC 29 MC 51
Brandon Hagy MC MC 66 MC
Roberto Diaz MC 10 18 51 MC MC
Cameron Tringale 36 25 53 MC 51
Dylan Meyer MC MC MC MC
DA Points 58 MC 42 MC MC MC MC
Cody Gribble MC 76 59 MC MC 40
KJ Choi 17 MC MC
Morgan Hoffmann MC MC MC 77 24
John Senden 62 MC MC 57 MC
Jim Herman MC MC MC MC 43
Luke Donald MC
Rod Pampling MC MC MC MC MC MC
Billy Hurley 62
Freddie Jacobson 68 MC 56 MC 70
Kenny Perry MC MC MC
Rod Perry MC
Ryan Vermeer
Player 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Dustin Johnson MC
Jon Rahm
Jason Day 43 20 51 61 MC
Tommy Fleetwood
Paul Casey 1 MC MC 37
Patrick Reed 2 38 7 2 MC
Bubba Watson MC 28 3 MC
Webb Simpson 8 41 MC MC 17 10 2 13 MC
Gary Woodland MC 58 42 MC 8 MC 29 1
Cameron Smith 46 49 42
Sergio Garcia 4 7 16 15 41
Alexander Noren
Louis Oosthuizen 16 7 MC MC MC 20
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 44
Keegan Bradley 31 58 MC MC
Henrik Stenson MC 7 11 4
Branden Grace 8 37 MC
Kevin Kisner 60 MC
Chez Reavie MC 27 22 MC 63 20 11 MC
Kevin Na MC 22 10 2 38 44 MC* 8
Brandt Snedeker 31 53 58 29 4 46 MC
Satoshi Kodaira
Abraham Ancer 16
Russell Knox 16 MC 56 33 25 MC
Adam Hadwin 12 1 MC 71
Sung Jae Im
Daniel Berger MC 11 MC
Chesson Hadley MC 69 44 14
Danny Willett 22
Brian Harman MC MC MC 25 14 MC
Zach Johnson 16 MC 46 20 MC* MC
Lucas Glover 74 18 MC 24 MC 38 MC 20 25 MC
Charley Hoffman MC MC 11 MC 25 75 14 37 19
Ryan Moore MC 18 3 5 MC MC 44 MC* 19
Dylan Frittelli
Stewart Cink 31 27 MC 60 MC 14 70 11 MC
Jason Kokrak 8 58 MC 7 14 MC MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC 33
Charl Schwartzel 49 6 1 MC
Kevin Tway MC
Beau Hossler MC MC
Peter Uihlein MC MC 57
Danny Lee MC 22 Wd 7 MC
CT Pan MC MC
Russell Henley 9 MC
Ryan Armour 40 MC
Sam Burns 12
Ted Potter MC 20 MC
Michael Thompson MC MC 58 MC 16
Andrew Landry
Brian Gay MC MC MC MC* MC 55 37 63 46
JJ Spaun MC
Martin Trainer
Brendan Steele 43 MC
Brice Garnett 31 MC
Patrick Rodgers 59 MC MC
Bronson Burgoon MC
Austin Cook 40
Cameron Davis
Sam Ryder 68
Scott Stallings 31 68 MC MC MC MC MC 3
Harold Varner 78 MC MC
Sung Kang 73 MC 22 55
Nick Watney 59 14 53 43 51 13 4 12
Joaquin Niemann
Chris Kirk 49 MC 42 MC
Jim Furyk 7 41 40 20 7 2 13 1 52
Jason Dufner MC 11 22 24 14 21 10 28 28 17
Kevin Streelman MC 18 MC 40 38 1 10 MC
Bud Cauley MC 58 Wd 16
Joel Dahmen
Anirban Lahiri
Richy Werenski MC MC
Kramer Hickok
Denny McCarthy
Kelly Kraft 31 65
Sean O`Hair 12 Wd Wd 2 74 69 MC MC MC MC
Scott Langley 63 3 30
Trey Mullinax 8 MC
JT Poston 14
Robert Streb MC MC 51
Rory Sabbatini 5 42 MC 70 27 74 15 MC 63
Chris Stroud MC 63 MC MC
Vaughn Taylor MC MC MC MC
Hudson Swafford MC 38 56 MC
Ollie Schniederjans 49 MC MC
Wyndham Clark
Brian Stuard MC 38 MC MC 43 MC
Martin Laird MC MC MC 33 70 MC 5 28
Scott Brown 64 MC 7 MC MC 27 MC
Roger Sloan
Graeme McDowell 40 14 MC
Matt Jones MC MC 67 MC
Sam Saunders 49 MC 22 24
Sebastian Munoz
Ryan Blaum 16 41
Brandon Harkins MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Carlos Ortiz 56 68
Peter Malnati MC MC MC
Adam Schenk 59
Bill Haas 49 41 2 14 MC 16 MC
Roberto Castro MC MC MC 21
Chase Wright
Nick Taylor MC 62 MC 24
Harris English MC 27 MC 10 38 7 MC
Kyle Jones
Tom Hoge MC MC
Michael Kim MC 52 MC
Stephan Jaeger 49
Steve Stricker 12 MC 7 8 4
Ben Silverman MC
Grayson Murray MC MC
Julian Etulain
Shawn Stefani MC 56 17 7
Jonas Blixt 22 22 MC MC 38
Hunter Mahan 56 53
Sepp Straka
John Huh MC 9 22 33 MC MC MC
Alex Cejka 40 14 53 MC 57 55 MC
Adam Svensson
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Brady Schnell
Tyler Duncan MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC
Max Homa MC MC
Seamus Power MC 27
Hank Lebioda
Alex Prugh MC MC MC
Austin Connelly MC
Seth Reeves
Jim Knous
Brandon Hagy 69
Roberto Diaz
Cameron Tringale MC MC 17 25 3 46 MC
Dylan Meyer 74
DA Points MC 47 MC MC 63 28 27
Cody Gribble MC
KJ Choi MC 62 MC 44 21 46 MC 2 MC
Morgan Hoffmann 52 MC MC 25
John Senden MC MC MC 1 MC 38 15 28 MC
Jim Herman 3 MC MC
Luke Donald 64 MC 22 53 4 4 1 6
Rod Pampling 59 41 MC MC 55 MC
Billy Hurley MC MC MC 17 MC
Freddie Jacobson MC MC 47 20
Kenny Perry 47 29 MC 63 17
Rod Perry MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Ryan Vermeer
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