Valspar Championship Preview: Course History be Damned
Valspar Championship Preview: Course History be Damned

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour stays in Florida this week, but many of the big names we saw last week will take the week off, as with the new bunched schedule there aren't as many opportunities to get a break. For many of the top players on the PGA Tour it's either skip this week or the Texas Open in two weeks; most of the top-64 will want to play the Dell Match Play Championship next week. That said, there are some high-end players in the field this week, including a couple who played well last week.

This week: Valspar Championship - Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course, Palm Harbor, Fla. 

Last Year: Paul Casey shot a final-round 65 on his way to a one-stroke victory over Patrick Reed.  

FAVORITES: 

Dustin Johnson (9-2) 

It's rare to see a guy who has never made a cut an event, installed as such a heavy favorite, but with little firepower in the field, the Valspar is DJ's for the taking. DJ played surprisingly well last week, and although he's yet to make a cut here in two starts, he obviously has the talent to blow away the field. That said, the odds are a little steep and if you've yet to use DJ in a one-and-done format, you might as well just wait for Pebble.                                   

Jason Day (9-1)   

The trend among the favorites this week is –

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