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Here are your 2021 Valspar Championship rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.
The Valspar Championship is this week, and the Tampa-area event may benefit from the move to late April. It’s an opportunity for a week’s rest after the Masters and/or RBC Heritage, particularly if a player skips New Orleans. It gets them ready for major venues with a long, tough, demanding course.
2021 Valspar Championship rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Justin Thomas: JT playing this event is a great boost, and this is the kind of golf course that should suit his skills.
2. Dustin Johnson: DJ has made an effort to compete in this event over the last several years, and he finished T-6 here in 2019, so he must like it some.
3. Patrick Reed: Reed has a thing for this event, and he’s been in the top 10 in two of his last four outings, including the Masters.
4. Paul Casey: Casey won here in back-to-back years and is technically the defending champion. Disappointing Masters appearance, but his record here makes up for that.
5. Jason Kokrak: I may be overvaluing him this week, but Kokrak is a fan of the event, and he’s done well in it even before he became the putter he is now.
6. Corey Conners: Conners’ game works well everywhere. Everywhere. He’s on a great run and is ready to get his second PGA Tour win.
7. Scottie Scheffler: Scheffler needed a NOLA partner and figured out how to make it work pretty well with Bubba Watson. I think he’s ready to win.
8. Louis Oosthuizen: Oosthuizen almost won the Zurich with Charl Schwartzel but came up a little shy in the playoff. Playing well overall and has a solid history here.
9. Tyrrell Hatton: Hatton hasn’t been running as well as last summer, but he’s still a consistent player with a strong game.
10. Viktor Hovland: I thought Hovland had enough in him to bring along Kristoffer Ventura to a NOLA win. Then they cracked. I love Hovland’s game, but if he misses greens, he’s in trouble.