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The Reset

12/1 Rory wins PLAYERS; TOUR heads to Valspar

by Dave Tindall
Updated On: March 17, 2019, 6:35 pm ET

In a new regular column on Rotoworld, we reflect on the tournaments just gone and also take an early peek at the action ahead on the PGA and European Tours. Mo Yoshimoto will take a much deeper delve into what took place at TPC Sawgrass in The Takeaway.

PGA TOUR

THE PLAYERS Championship

Final Leaderboard

1. (-16, 272) Rory McIlroy (Odds: 12/1; DraftKings pricing: $10,800)
2. (-15, 273) Jim Furyk (Odds: 125/1; DraftKings pricing: $7,100)
3. (-14, 274) Eddie Pepperell (Odds: 250/1; DraftKings pricing: $6,800)
3. (-14, 274) Jhonattan Vegas (Odds: 175/1; DraftKings pricing: $6,100)
5. (-13, 275) Dustin Johnson (Odds: 12/1; DraftKings pricing: $11,400)
5. (-13, 275) Brandt Snedeker (Odds: 175/1; DraftKings pricing: $6,900)
5. (-13, 275) Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: 28/1; DraftKings pricing: $8,800)

Notes: A mix of elite and bargain options with four of the top seven finishers available for $7,100 or less.

Fate of the favorites

5. (-12, 276) Dustin Johnson (Odds: 12/1; DraftKings pricing: $11,400)
35. (-12, 276) Justin Thomas (Odds: 14/1; DraftKings pricing: $11,100)
1. (-16, 272) Rory McIlroy (Odds: 12/1; DraftKings pricing: $10,800)
30. (-12, 276) Tiger Woods (Odds: 22/1; DraftKings pricing: $10,500)
8. (-12, 276) Justin Rose (Odds: 20/1; DraftKings pricing: $10,200)
56. (-12, 276) Brooks Koepka (Odds: 22/1; DraftKings pricing: $10,000)

Notes: Three of the above made the top eight but JT, Tiger and Koepka didn’t justify their odds/price.

 

Coming up this week…

The Valspar Championship

Location: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead). 7,340 yards, par 71.

Notes: This is the fourth and final leg of the Florida Swing. Paul Casey ended a nine-year win drought on the PGA TOUR when edging out Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed by a single shot 12 months ago.

Who’s playing? Paul Casey, Jason Day, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland.

Last 5 winners

2018 (-10, 274) Paul Casey – 2nd PGA TOUR win
2017 (-14, 270) Adam Hadwin – 1st PGA TOUR win
2016 (-7, 277) Charl Schwartzel – 2nd PGA TOUR win
2015 (-10, 274) Jordan Spieth – 2nd PGA TOUR win
2014 (-7, 277) John Senden – 2nd PGA TOUR win

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

Magical Kenya Open

Final Leaderboard

1. (-16, 268) Guido Migliozzi (Odds: 200/1)
2. (-15, 269) Adri Arnaus (Odds: 25/1)
3. (-15, 269) Louis De Jager (Odds: 55/1)
3. (-15, 269) Justin Harding (Odds: 11/1)
5. (-14, 270) Gaganjeet Bhullar (Odds: 28/1)

 

Coming up this week…

Maybank Championship

Location: Saujana G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 7,135 yards, par 72.

Notes: This is just its fourth edition and third straight at Saujana. Shubhankar Sharma fired a final-round 62 to score a three-shot victory over Jorge Campillo last year.

Who’s playing? Joost Luiten, Thomas Pieters, Alexander Bjork, Andy Sullivan, Ross Fisher, Shubhankar Sharma, Kurt Kitayama, Bernd Wiesberger.

Last 3 winners

2018 (-21, 267) Shubhankar Sharma – 2nd European Tour win
2017 (-19, 269) Fabrizio Zanotti – 2nd European Tour win
2016 (-15, 269*) Marcus Fraser – 3rd European Tour win

* at Royal Selangor Golf Club

Dave Tindall
Dave Tindall is former golf editor at Sky Sports.com in the UK and has been writing betting previews for the European Tour since 1997. He can be reached via e-mail on tindall_david@hotmail.com and on Twitter @davetindallgolf.