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2023 Valspar Championship final-round odds, golfers to watch

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Three rounds are in the book at the 2023 Valspar Championship and 18 golfers are within 5 strokes of the lead. Below, we look at the 2023 Valspar Championship odds entering Sunday’s final round being played in Tampa, Fla. Check back throughout the season for our PGA Tour picks, predictions and bets.
Adam Schenk, who opened at +10000 to win, is at 8-under-par 205 and will take a 1-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round at Innisbrook Resort’s  Copperhead course (7,340 yards, par 71). Schenk is the No. 117th player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Pre-tournament favorite Justin Thomas is tied for 20th place at 2-under after rounds of 69-70-72. He opened at +1000 to win before the opening round and now  is at +7000.

Two-time defending champion Sam Burns, who beat Davis Riley in a playoff after finishing at 17-under 267 here last season, is tied for 25th at 1-under with rounds 69-73-70. Burns opened at +1500 to win. Trailing by 7 strokes, he’s at +20000 to rally for a 3rd-straight title here.

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2023 Valspar Championship – Final pairing

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 10:16 p.m. ET.

Adam Schenk (+425)

The 31-year-old pro shot a 1-under 70 on Saturday after carding 66-69 and will take a 1-shot lead into the final round. The Purdue University graduate will try to overcome the Boilermakers’ shocking NCAA Tournament loss and secure his 1st career title. Schenk has 9 top-10 finishes in 164 tour starts.

Jordan Spieth (+280)

The 29-year-old pro, who opened at +1200 to win, shot a 2-under 69 to go with a 67-70 and will start 1 stroke back at 7-under 206 in his quest for a 14th tour title. He’s the No. 23 player in Golfweek’s rankings.

Tommy Fleetwood (+350)

The 32-year-old Englishman, who opened at +2000 to win, shot his 2nd straight 69 after an opening 68 and is tied for 2nd at 7-under. Golfweek’s No. 22 has 25 top-10 finishes in 111 tour starts, including finishing 2nd on 4 occasions, but is still seeking his 1st tour title.


2023 Valspar Championship – In the hunt

Before the final group tees off at 1:40 p.m. ET (1-3 p.m. ET Golf Channel; 3-6 p.m. ET NBC), here are 3 other players to watch as they try to chase down the leader.

Taylor Moore (+1000): Golfweek’s No. 79 starts tied for 4th place 2 shots back at 6-under after rounds of 71-67-69. He opened at +6000.

Webb Simpson (+1200): He starts tied for 4th at 6-under after rounds of 71-68-68. Golfweek’s No. 199 player opened at +9000.

Cody Gribble (+2000): He’s also tied for 4th at 6-under after rounds of 72-65-70. He’s No. 199 in Golfweek’s rankings.

2023 Valspar Championship – Props update

Before the tournament started, we mentioned a few prop bets worth considering a play on. Let’s take a look at 3 of them.

Jordan Spieth (+300 to make top 5): Admit it, you’re feeling pretty good about this if you bet it.

Tommy Fleetwood (+270 to make top 10): Start thinking about how you will spend your winnings.

Justin Suh (+180 to make top 20): Starts final round tied for 45th place at 1-over with rounds of 72-69-73.

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