Valspar Championship One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 Valspar Championship, where Sam Burns has won two times previously.

Sam Burns has a history of success at the Valspar (Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire)

We have just gotten through a pretty big two-week stretch dominated by Scottie Scheffler. Now the PGA Tour, and One And Done pools, turn to the Valspar Championship, where we will have a different tournament winner this week since Scheffler is not playing.

Below, we will highlight who is playing, and where you should be targeting your picks.

As an aside, we are posting this week’s article on Wednesday because we have been pretty busy with another event, the NCAA basketball tournament, and launching our NCAA Bracket Picks product.

So if you are into brackets in addition to birdies, please go check that out.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • For the second week in a row, Scottie Scheffler roared to victory with a great final round, claiming the $4.5 million prize in The Players Championship.
  • Scheffler was picked by over 20% of entries in One And Done, the most popular pick of the week, with the specific pick rates varying by when the pool started (low 20% range for those that started early, higher for ones that started more recently).
  • Scheffler was graded as our top option last week, given his status as the favorite, in the biggest money event on the One And Done calendar.
  • Xander Schauffele was also one our top grades, and he finished in a tie for second with Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman. Schauffele was at around 8-10% pick popularity in many pools, and Clark (2% or below) and Harman (1% or below) were not popular picks.

2024 Valspar Championship Pick Strategy: Purse Info

A first place pick at the Valspar Championship is worth $1,512,000 to One And Done pool players, with a total prize purse of $8.4 million for the event.

That puts it outside the Signature Events, and in a tier with some other upcoming events. The first place prize is similar to, but slightly below, the next two events, the Texas Children’s Houston Open and the Valero Texas Open, before we get to the signature event of the spring in Augusta, Georgia.

Thus, we want to balance (a) making a pick with decent odds with (b) not using up too much future value, for an event that is just below several other upcoming ones.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

The Valspar Championship Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that factor in the total number of picks you need to make this season, and the specific tournaments included in your pool.

Here are some notable highlights for Valspar Championship field:

  • Xander Schauffele is the only golfer inside the Top 12 in our rankings who is playing this event, directly after finishing the Arnold Palmer/TPC two-week swing. He is the betting favorite.
  • Five golfers inside the top 30 in our rankings are playing: Sam Burns, Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Eric Cole.
  • Nine other golfers that we rank from 31 to 50 are also playing, so it is a decent field, even if most of the biggest names are sitting it out to get ready for the Texas swing.
  • Taylor Moore won this event last year, and Sam Burns won it two years in a row before that.
  • Other past winners among the top contenders include Jordan Spieth (2015) and Adam Hadwin (2017).

One And Done Pick Advice For the 2024 Valspar Championship

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