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The Innisbrook Resort in Copperhead will play host to the Valspar Championship which is a part of the PGA Tour this week. The total prize money for the tournament is a shade under $6 million with the winners share a tad more than $1 million. This upcoming tournament is renowned as one of the really tough tracks for professional golfing. The purists remain of the view that the course design here is way more complicated than the one in Doral.
If one were to look at pointers to who will be the players who have a real chance of success at this 7,340 yard par 71 course, it is a good idea to check out the guys who have traditionally performed well in these settings. The names will prove that the players who have an excellent short game and can manage the course better than the rest of the field hold a distinct advantage here.
The man who is best acquainted with this course and can find the greens regularly and put well, just like John Senden did in 2014 will be hard to stop here. Birdies will be at a premium here and only the best of them will make the final cut. Luke Donald starts as one of the favourites for this tournament. The list also includes the likes of Russell Knox and Harry English.
Posted: 13th March 2014
Golf comes alive at Palm Harbor at FL once again as the PGA Tour returns with the Valspar Championship this March, from the 13th to the 16th of the month. The PGA authorities have announced a mammoth purse of $5,700,000 for the tournament, with the winner being entitled to $1,026,000 out of it. The tournament is the highlight of the golf events this week as it brings with itself no less than 500 FedExCup points for the winner. About 10 players have been introduced by the USA for this event. The names include Jason Gore, J.B. Holmes, Jerry Kelly, Blake Adam, Mark Calcavecchia, Cameron Triangle, John Peterson, Josh Teater and Spencer Levin.
While USA remains the most heavily participating country, Australia sends in a single player, Aaron Braddley. Other players include D.H. Lee, Paul Casey, Brian Davis, Andres Romero, David Hearn and Thorbjorn Olesen. The PGA organizers look upon this event as one of the most important golf events that occur around the year. Awarding 500 points to the trophy holder, says one of the directors, is enough to demonstrate the importance of the event. Tickets are available through the online official website of PGA Tour.
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