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A week after Rory McIlroy picked up his biggest win since his back-to-back majors in 2014, the PGA Tour heads to the Tampa area for the Valspar Championship. A very solid field is assembled at Innisbrook to take on the Snake Pit (drink) and round out the Florida swing before we get to the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
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2019 Valspar Championship rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Dustin Johnson — DJ has never fared well at The Players in May. It moves to March, and boom, he finishes in the top 10. When the driver means something, DJ is his most lethal. Love him this week.
2. Tommy Fleetwood — Loved what Fleetwood did at The Players, 17 on Sunday aside. This should be a course Fleetwood likes.
3. Jon Rahm — Rahm’s driving and solid short game got him into position to win The Players. His decision-making and attitude may have foiled his chances. Let’s see if he learns from last week. He usually does.
4. Jason Day — Day WD’ing from the Palmer, as controversial as it was, was the right choice for him. He played great at TPC Sawgrass, and he should do well at Innisbrook.
5. Gary Woodland — Woodland is a past champion here. He’s been off a little from his form from fall and January, but he’s been good. He should do well again.
6. Sergio Garcia — Garcia flamed out a little after a great first two rounds at The Players, but his T-22 finish is his worst finish dating back to last October — putting Saudi Arabia and the apology tour at Riviera aside. He’s playing well.
7. Paul Casey — Casey was an absolute disaster (that I tipped) at Sawgrass. He won here last year with his best-ever final round in a PGA Tour event. Let’s consider last week an aberration.
8. Patrick Reed — Reed fancies this place, and he’s had a modestly good start to the year overall. This will be his third consecutive event, which is a warning sign.
9. Cameron Smith — I keep waiting for Cam to get a big breakthrough, and perhaps I’m too invested at this point. However, he has done some mighty work in tough events this year.
10. Kevin Kisner — Kisner has been getting his game back together, hanging solidly in the top 25 or so of his last handful of events.
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