Valspar Championship 2024: Course and current form stats

Innisbrook's Copperhead Course hosts the Valspar Championship for a 23rd time.
Copperhead is a testing parkland layout with gently undulating fairways.

It's the fourth and final week of the PGA Tour's Florida Swing, as the action switches to Palm Harbor. Words and form stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • Testing parkland layout, with tight tree-lined fairways

  • Time for Thomas 12/113.00 to win again

  • Go for Ghim 50/151.00 as a higher-priced [e/w] option


  • Tournament and Course Notes

    • The PGA Tour has travelled 220 miles south-west from Ponte Vedra, to tee-up at Innisbrook Resort close to Florida's western coast. This week's Valspar Championship takes place approximately 25 miles north-west of Tampa city centre, with Innisbrook's Copperhead Course hosting the event for a 23rd time.

    • Starting out as the Tampa Bay Classic in 2000, the event changed names on a number of occasions before Valspar took over as title sponsor 10 years ago. There was no tournament in 2001, because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, while the 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic;

    • Despite being a resort course, the Larry Packard-designed parkland layout is one of the most testing on the PGA Tour calendar. Opened in 1974, Copperhead was given a facelift nine years ago when greens, tees and bunkers were all re-built.

    • Although putting surfaces were slightly enlarged during this upgrade, with the purpose of creating a greater variety of pin positions, they remain about average size for PGA Tour events.

    • A number of bunkers were repositioned, while the pros will be tested by a handful of subtle dog-legs on these fairly tight and gently undulating tree-lined fairways. Water comes into play on six holes.

    • During the past couple of years, the rough has been grown higher and brought closer to putting surfaces.

    • Fourteen of Copperhead's last 20 champions were no worse than fifth at the half-way mark.

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    Good Current Form

    'Top seed' Xander Schauffele 8/19.00 is fast becoming the nearly man of world golf, having narrowly missed out on a number of prestigious titles over the past few years.

    Seven times he has finished inside the top-six of a major and, on Sunday, he tied-second at TPC Sawgrass for the second time in his career.

    That said, he's posted three top-four finishes so far in 2024 and his most recent victory on the PGA Tour came 20 months ago.

    On his sole appearance at Innisbrook, two years ago, he tied-12th.

    Current Open champion Brian Harman 20/121.00 was also a joint runner-up at the weekend, which followed on from his tie-for-12th seven days earlier.

    His best finish at Innisbrook is fifth, although there have been six missed cuts from nine visits.

    Keith Mitchell 40/141.00 has played solidly during the early weeks of 2024 but has greater potential as an each-way candidate than that of a champion - for this week at least.

    And if you're seeking a bigger-priced e/w option, then head down to world No 118 Doug Ghim 50/151.00 whose last five starts have all yielded top-16 finishes.

    In eight weeks, the 27-year-old has moved 99 spots up the World Ranking.

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    Good Course Form

    There are few course specialists teeing-up this week.

    The main exceptions are two-time winner Sam Burns 10/111.00 and Justin Thomas 12/113.00. Both pros have made reasonable starts to the year.

    Burns has had four top-10s in seven starts, while Thomas has posted four T12s from six.

    Two-time major champion Thomas last won on the PGA Tour 22 months ago, yet he doesn't appear to be too far away from another victory.


    Stroke Averages


    Lowest 10 At Innisbrook (2017-23)


    Average .... (Rounds)
    68.85: Sam Burns (20)
    69.36: Justin Thomas (14)
    69.78: Adam Hadwin (18)
    69.92: Matt Kuchar (12)
    70.25: Brandt Snedeker (12)
    70.38: Keegan Bradley (16)
    70.38: Stewart Cink (16)
    70.45: Scott Stallings (20)
    70.50: Jhonattan Vegas (10)
    70.61: Webb Simpson (18)
    Min. No. of Rounds = 10
    Only those entered this week are included in table

    Note: List Contains Leading Reserves.

    Note: No tournament in 2020 due to Covid pandemic.


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Last 10 Weeks / Copperhead (2013-23)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2
Xander Schauffele 2 25 4 54 9 3
Brian Harman 2 12 44 60 54 70 18
Keegan Bradley MC 36 MC 11 43 2
Jordan Spieth MC 30 Dq 6 39
Sam Burns 45 30 10 3 10 6
Cameron Young 54 36 4 16 8 70 3
Justin Thomas MC 12 MC 12 6 3
Nick Taylor 26 12 39 1 71 MC 7
Tony Finau 45 13 19 47 6 25
Sepp Straka 16 57 MC MC 26 MC
Min Woo Lee 54 44 2 71 43 21
Sung Jae Im 31 18 MC 44 66 66 MC 25
Eric Cole MC 21 MC 10 49 14 MC 21 13
Lucas Glover MC 30 35 35 58 MC
Ryan Fox MC 35 MC 41 MC 31 14
Adam Hadwin MC 52 4 MC 39 6 MC
Adam Schenk 19 MC 56 MC 17 47 25 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 13 44 MC 24 28 20 MC 2
Brendon Todd MC 6 MC 31 22 58 30
Taylor Moore 31 48 31 39 47 70
Thorbjorn Olesen MC 46 1 21 8
Andrew Putnam 53 8 44 MC 39 47 10
Adam Svensson MC MC MC 10 MC 47 MC 30
Beau Hossler MC 28 24 41 14 6 47
Robert MacIntyre MC 32 60 6 MC MC MC 52
Keith Mitchell 73 9 19 17 54 MC 9 30
Lee Hodges 35 12 MC 24 MC 58 MC MC
Thomas Detry 62 MC MC 28 4 20 MC
Patrick Rodgers MC 25 6 MC 79 9 24
Aaron Rai 35 23 19 MC 33 MC 57
Mackenzie Hughes 26 30 MC 31 71 64
Sami Valimaki 54 MC MC 2 41 43 MC MC
Ryo Hisatsune MC 18 MC 48 MC 33 11 30
Victor Perez 3 16 52 MC MC
Matt Kuchar MC MC MC MC 39 MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 4 MC MC MC 25 30
Billy Horschel MC 9 41 MC MC 18
Matt Wallace MC MC 33 53 MC MC 52
Alexander Bjork 47 MC MC 70 11 MC
Taylor Pendrith MC MC MC 9 MC 10
Justin Suh MC MC MC MC 22 77 MC MC
Taylor Montgomery 11 60 MC 39 39 13 61 13
Ben Griffin MC 55 MC 37 28 58 MC 9 30
Maverick McNealy 9 41 13 6 39 37 MC 57
Akshay Bhatia MC MC MC 13 MC 13
Seamus Power 64 21 31 66 31 MC 74
Charley Hoffman MC MC 50 2 56 MC 42
Kevin Yu MC 9 MC MC 58 6 3 MC
Michael Kim MC 23 MC MC MC 37 6 42
Zac Blair 54 MC 49 73 62 30
Alex Smalley MC MC MC MC 75 MC 21 MC
Jorge Campillo MC 53 19 5 MC 37 56 32
Chan Kim 68 61 28 8 MC 14 MC
Sam Ryder 16 21 MC MC 31 MC 62
Davis Thompson MC 47 24 15 MC 21 57
Ben Kohles MC 6 MC Wd MC MC 47 52
Ben Silverman MC 42 16 13 56 MC 18
Sam Stevens MC 18 MC MC 28 43 65 24
Seong Hyeon Kim MC MC 67 MC 28 31 50 MC 30
Gary Woodland 72 MC 39 MC MC MC
JJ Spaun 64 MC MC MC 54 MC MC
Doug Ghim 16 16 8 12 13 MC MC
Alejandro Tosti MC MC MC 43 MC 70
Scott Stallings MC MC MC MC 25 MC 42
Matti Schmid 26 10 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Hayden Buckley MC MC 28 77 MC MC MC
Chez Reavie MC MC MC MC 52 MC
Joel Dahmen 11 49 MC 41 MC MC 72
Tyler Duncan 64 23 MC MC 53 MC 34 65
Chesson Hadley MC 35 24 MC 25 56
Camilo Villegas MC MC 67 MC 62 MC
Justin Lower MC 36 MC 3 53 43 39 74
Carl Yuan MC MC 52 Wd MC MC 4
Dylan Wu 19 MC 24 MC 50 MC 42
Rico Hoey 32 56 MC MC MC MC
Carson Young MC 56 8 41 56 17 MC
Robby Shelton MC MC 60 60 25 MC 57
Andrew Novak MC 9 8 8 MC MC MC
Jimmy Stanger 35 3 35 38 MC 14 MC
Harry Hall MC 49 MC 33 41 MC MC 42
David Skinns MC 67 4 MC MC MC MC
Norman Xiong 9 MC MC MC MC 79
Joe Highsmith 6 MC MC 33 34 MC
Garrick Higgo Wd 32 16 60 49 MC MC 80
Nick Hardy MC MC MC 66 47 37 42
Pierceson Coody 32 MC Wd MC MC MC
Kevin Streelman MC 32 MC Wd MC MC
Max Greyserman 15 47 Wd MC 56 MC
Nicholas Lindheim MC MC MC MC
Parker Coody MC 47 24 25 MC 74
Greyson Sigg MC 56 19 MC MC 17 66
Matthew NeSmith 26 MC MC 71 MC 56 80
Peter Malnati 68 9 MC 14 MC MC MC
Adrien Dumont de Chassart 6 MC MC 60 75 MC MC
Jacob Bridgeman 23 28 MC 70 39 MC
Brice Garnett 35 1 51 MC MC
Callum Tarren MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Chandler Phillips MC Wd 24 76 25 57
Davis Riley MC 62 MC 78 MC MC MC
Erik Barnes 2 58 43 52
Vince Whaley 18 MC MC MC 34 MC
Joseph Bramlett MC 41 38 MC 25 MC 52
Ben Taylor MC MC MC MC 64 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley MC 23 MC 24 28 37 MC
Aaron Wise MC
Ryan Palmer MC 52 MC MC
Trace Crowe MC 60 25 MC
David Lipsky 42 41 MC MC MC MC MC
Paul Barjon MC MC MC MC 39 MC
Webb Simpson MC 30 39 66
Zach Johnson 21 60 25 MC
Troy Merritt MC 23 47 58 MC MC MC 24
Ryan Moore 45 MC 60 MC MC MC MC
Henrik Norlander 15 13 20
Chad Ramey MC 35 33 MC 78 MC MC
Francesco Molinari 54 MC MC 73 MC 5
Chris Gotterup MC 35 Wd MC 50 MC
Ricky Castillo 5 13 7 5 20 MC
Tyson Alexander MC 16 MC 53 56 MC Wd
Ben Martin 31 42 MC MC 37 56 MC
Tom Whitney 61 MC MC 13 MC
Wilson Furr MC 38 MC Wd
Hayden Springer 3 38 33 MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC MC MC MC 13
Rafael Campos 18 38 35 20
Nico Echavarria MC 15 21 24 MC MC 65 66
Stewart Cink MC MC 24
Patrick Fishburn 42 MC MC MC MC
Kevin Dougherty MC MC 38 50 MC
McClure Meissner 23 53 MC MC MC
Cameron Champ MC MC 24 MC MC MC MC
Roger Sloan 55 MC MC MC
Ryan McCormick 58 38 MC MC
Kevin Roy 35 45 27 2
Scott Gutschewski MC MC MC MC
Luke Donald MC 66 20
Austin Cook 10 11 57 MC
Harrison Endycott 42 MC 42 16 MC 39
Josh Teater 61 MC MC MC MC
Kevin Kisner MC MC MC MC
Martin Trainer 5 MC 5 19 8 MC MC 74
Jhonattan Vegas 60 22 MC MC MC
Kevin Chappell 23 MC 49 21 MC
Ryan Brehm 55 MC MC MC 20 MC MC
Fred Biondi 32 MC MC 41 21 68 7
Evan Harmeling 10 MC 52 31
Bronson Burgoon MC 50 14
Daniel Berger MC MC 28 MC 39
Brandt Snedeker MC MC MC MC 78 MC MC
Bud Cauley 21 65 35 21
Raul Pereda De La Huerta 42 MC MC MC MC
Greg Koch
JB Holmes MC MC MC MC MC
Nick Gabrelcik
Blaine Hale MC MC MC MC
Scott Piercy 42 MC MC MC MC
Marty Dou Ze Cheng 32 MC MC MC
Kramer Hickok
Player `23 `22 `21 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13
Xander Schauffele 12
Brian Harman MC 5 MC MC MC MC 25 14
Keegan Bradley MC 2 MC 31 58 MC
Jordan Spieth 3 MC 18 1 20 7
Sam Burns 6 1 1 30 12
Cameron Young
Justin Thomas 10 3 13 MC 18 10
Nick Taylor 10 70 MC 24 MC 62 MC 24
Tony Finau MC 5 MC MC
Sepp Straka 46
Min Woo Lee
Sung Jae Im 29 4
Eric Cole MC
Lucas Glover 36 48 13 74 18 MC 24 MC 38
Ryan Fox
Adam Hadwin MC 7 MC MC 12 1 MC 71
Adam Schenk 2 MC 18 MC 59
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 62
Brendon Todd MC MC MC 24 44
Taylor Moore 1 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen MC
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC
Adam Svensson 39 MC
Beau Hossler MC 39 MC MC MC
Robert MacIntyre
Keith Mitchell 69 11
Lee Hodges 63 MC
Thomas Detry
Patrick Rodgers 36 MC MC 59 MC MC
Aaron Rai
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC 13 MC
Sami Valimaki
Ryo Hisatsune
Victor Perez 45
Matt Kuchar 16 40 22 11 33 38 14
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 19 29 Wd
Billy Horschel MC MC 56
Matt Wallace 7 MC
Alexander Bjork
Taylor Pendrith
Justin Suh 45
Taylor Montgomery
Ben Griffin 45
Maverick McNealy 36
Akshay Bhatia MC MC
Seamus Power MC MC 27
Charley Hoffman MC MC 18 18 MC MC 11 MC 25 75
Kevin Yu MC
Michael Kim 45 MC MC MC 52 MC
Zac Blair 10 MC MC MC
Alex Smalley 27 MC
Jorge Campillo
Chan Kim
Sam Ryder 19 MC MC MC 68
Davis Thompson
Ben Kohles 7
Ben Silverman MC MC
Sam Stevens MC
Seong Hyeon Kim 45
Gary Woodland 45 21 MC MC MC 58 42 MC 8 MC
JJ Spaun 27 MC MC
Doug Ghim 27 MC
Alejandro Tosti
Scott Stallings 16 29 9 31 68 MC MC MC MC
Matti Schmid MC
Hayden Buckley MC
Chez Reavie MC 39 MC MC MC 27 22 MC 63
Joel Dahmen 61 39 30
Tyler Duncan MC 25 39 MC MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC 65 MC 69 44 14
Camilo Villegas 11 MC 42 MC MC
Justin Lower MC
Carl Yuan 63
Dylan Wu 58 MC
Rico Hoey
Carson Young MC
Robby Shelton MC MC
Andrew Novak 27 MC
Jimmy Stanger MC MC
Harry Hall MC
David Skinns MC
Norman Xiong
Joe Highsmith
Garrick Higgo 58
Nick Hardy MC
Pierceson Coody MC
Kevin Streelman 27 7 MC MC MC 18 MC 40 38 1
Max Greyserman
Nicholas Lindheim MC
Parker Coody
Greyson Sigg 57 48
Matthew NeSmith 3 21
Peter Malnati MC MC MC 60 MC MC MC
Adrien Dumont de Chassart
Jacob Bridgeman
Brice Garnett MC 27 MC 31 MC
Callum Tarren MC
Chandler Phillips
Davis Riley 19 2
Erik Barnes MC
Vince Whaley MC 29
Joseph Bramlett 36 48 63
Ben Taylor MC
Aaron Baddeley MC 49 MC MC 56
Aaron Wise MC 68
Ryan Palmer 63 28 42 30
Trace Crowe
David Lipsky 36 68
Paul Barjon 57
Webb Simpson 7 48 MC 8 41 MC MC 17
Zach Johnson MC MC 29 24 16 MC
Troy Merritt MC 27 8 MC MC MC 6
Ryan Moore MC 39 MC MC 18 3 5 MC
Henrik Norlander 45 MC 48 MC
Chad Ramey 27 MC
Francesco Molinari MC MC 40
Chris Gotterup
Ricky Castillo
Tyson Alexander 65
Ben Martin 45 46 52 MC
Tom Whitney
Wilson Furr
Hayden Springer
Patton Kizzire 10 33 60 60 MC 33
Rafael Campos MC
Nico Echavarria MC
Stewart Cink MC 7 MC 31 27 MC 60 MC 14
Patrick Fishburn
Kevin Dougherty
McClure Meissner
Cameron Champ MC
Roger Sloan MC MC 60
Ryan McCormick
Kevin Roy MC
Scott Gutschewski
Luke Donald MC 16 54 9 64 MC 22 53 4 4
Austin Cook MC MC MC 9 40
Harrison Endycott 65
Josh Teater 25 77
Kevin Kisner MC 33 MC 24 60 MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 27 48 MC
Kevin Chappell 67 MC MC MC
Ryan Brehm 65 66 MC
Fred Biondi
Evan Harmeling
Bronson Burgoon MC 13 MC
Daniel Berger MC 11 MC
Brandt Snedeker 11 30 31 53 58
Bud Cauley MC MC 58 Wd
Raul Pereda De La Huerta
Greg Koch MC MC
JB Holmes MC 68 46 54
Nick Gabrelcik 69
Blaine Hale
Scott Piercy MC MC MC MC
Marty Dou Ze Cheng 69 MC
Kramer Hickok 45 33 57 46

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