Odds To Win The Valspar Championship 2014

Some might lament the absence of the current “Big Three” of Woods, McIlroy and Mickelson, but the 2014 Valspar Championship has plenty of star power. Indeed, I’ll argue that for “real” golf fans, this is an excellent lineup precisely because of their absence. If Tiger were in the field, all we would hear about is the back. Rory would soak up all the attention with the “comeback’ storyline, and with Phil, we’d have to wade through the mounting US Open hype.

Instead, the media will be forced to spread the love and look for some stories we have not heard before. Indeed, some of the writers may actually be forced to leave the air-conditioned media area and the buffets of free food.

A Major Championship winner and a soon-to-be Major winner are the pair favored by the punters this week. Jason Dufner and Jordan Spieth are both in at 16/1.

Harris English, Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar fill the 3-4-5 spots at 18/1. These are big game golfers who have lived too long in the shadow cast by the media’s spotlight on the Big Three.

The field’s also got Luke Donald (20/1), who not too long ago was World Number One. Webb Simpson, a Major winner, is in at 22/1.

Other notables include Jim Furyk (25/1), Brandt Snedeker (40/1), KJ Choi (40/1), Louis Oosthuizen (40/1), and Ernie Els (50/1)

There’s a lot to like about this week’s field. Check out the complete odds below, courtesy of Bovada:

PlayerOdds
Jason Dufner16/1
Jordan Spieth16/1
Harris English18/1
Justin Rose18/1
Matt Kuchar18/1
Luke Donald20/1
Webb Simpson22/1
Graham Delaet25/1
Jim Furyk25/1
Bill Haas30/1
Gary Woodland35/1
Brandt Snedeker40/1
Charles Howell III40/1
K.J. Choi40/1
Louis Oosthuizen40/1
Ernie Els50/1
Kevin Streelman50/1
Russell Knox50/1
Bryce Molder60/1
Cameron Tringale60/1
Pat Perez60/1
Will Mackenzie60/1
Brooks Koepka70/1
Charley Hoffman70/1
Chesson Hadley70/1
Marc Leishman70/1
Matt Every70/1
Paul Casey70/1
Sang-Moon Bae70/1
Fredrik Jacobson80/1
George Mcneill80/1
Jonas Blixt80/1
Kevin Na80/1
Luke Guthrie80/1
Matteo Manassero80/1
Peter Hanson80/1
Peter Uihlein80/1
Robert Garrigus80/1
Scott Stallings80/1
Boo Weekley100/1
Brendon De Jonge100/1
Brian Harman100/1
Brian Stuard100/1
Carl Pettersson100/1
David Lingmerth100/1
Jeff Overton100/1
Jerry Kelly100/1
Jhonattan Vegas100/1
John Senden100/1
Kevin Chappell100/1
Michael Putnam100/1
Michael Thompson100/1
Nicolas Colsaerts100/1
Padraig Harrington100/1
Rory Sabbatini100/1
Thorbjorn Olesen100/1
William Mcgirt100/1
Aaron Baddeley125/1
Bo Van Pelt125/1
Branden Grace125/1
Daniel Summerhays125/1
David Lynn125/1
David Toms125/1
Geoff Ogilvy125/1
Jason Kokrak125/1
Justin Leonard125/1
Retief Goosen125/1
Richard Lee125/1
Ryo Ishikawa125/1
Stewart Cink125/1
Andres Romero150/1
Brendon Todd150/1
Camilo Villegas150/1
Charlie Wi150/1
David Hearn150/1
Greg Chalmers150/1
James Driscoll150/1
Jonathan Byrd150/1
Justin Hicks150/1
Martin Flores150/1
Roberto Castro150/1
Stuart Appleby150/1
Angel Cabrera200/1
Ben Crane200/1
Charlie Beljan200/1
D.A. Points200/1
J.B. Holmes200/1
James Hahn200/1
Jason Bohn200/1
John Huh200/1
John Mallinger200/1
John Merrick200/1
John Peterson200/1
John Rollins200/1
Josh Teater200/1
Kyle Stanley200/1
Mark Wilson200/1
Morgan Hoffman200/1
Scott Langley200/1
Spencer Levin200/1
Tim Clark200/1
Vijay Singh200/1
Yong-Eun Yang200/1
Billy Hurley III250/1
Brian Davis250/1
Brian Gay250/1
Davis Love III250/1
Erik Compton250/1
Ken Duke250/1
Sean O’Hair250/1
Ted Potter Jr.250/1
Tim Wilkinson250/1
Ben Curtis300/1
Blake Adams300/1
Brice Garnett300/1
Chad Collins300/1
D.H. Lee300/1
Jim Renner300/1
Lucas Glover300/1
Max Homa300/1
Nicholas Thompson300/1
Robert Allenby300/1
Scott Brown300/1
Steven Bowditch300/1
Tommy Gainey300/1
Darren Clarke400/1
Derek Ernst400/1
J.J. Henry400/1
Johnson Wagner400/1
Stephen Ames400/1
John Daly500/1
Mark Calcavecchia500/1
Paul Goydos500/1
Steve Marino500/1
Tim Herron500/1
Woody Austin500/1
Briny Baird750/1
Mike Weir750/1
Scott Verplank750/1
Rod Perry1000/1

 

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