2024 Valspar Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Innisbrook

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Valspar Championship, a PGA Tour event at the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.
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The PGA Tour’s four-week jaunt through Florida concludes this week at the Valspar Championship.

This event has existed since 2000 beginning as the Tampa Bay Classic. The PGA Tour has history in the area dating back to the 1970s.

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club’s Copperhead course has been the host site since 2000.

The Copperhead course is a tough, but fair test of golf that draws praise in player surveys as one of their favorites on the schedule. The Larry Packard design opened in 1970.

Packard is not among the likes of MacKenzie, Ross, etc., but he has a gem with the Copperhead course. Packard designed the three other courses on property, as well as over 350 over 50 years. Most were in the Chicago area and Midwest.

Copperhead has noticeable elevation changes, particularly for a Florida course. There are doglegs all over the place, as well as plenty of bunkers, water, and other hazards to make driving accuracy a premium and driving distance a risky endeavor at times.

Bermuda grass populates the fairways and greens.

The field strength is about PGA Tour average this week, though it pales in comparison to the star-studded events in the Orlando and Jacksonville areas the previous two weeks.

Sixteen players from the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking are present this week in Palm Harbor, Florida, including two in the top 10 and five in the top 20.

Weather for the week looks to be dry with chances for storms and winds in the teens miles per hour around Friday with the wind sticking around for the weekend.

Strong approach play and long iron play are a couple areas to watch this week. Putters who putt well on Bermuda should have success here.

Let’s dive into this week’s top 10: