Valspar Championship leaderboard 2019.

The details

Venue: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida

Date: March 21-24, 2019

Course stats: Par 71, 7,340 yards

Course summary: This undulating parkland requires a surgeon’s knife, with water coming into play on five holes and wind from the ocean often playing a part. There are five par 3s and it is a very tough finish with the last three holes known as the Snake Pit. Get on the greens in regulation and handle the short holes to win.

Purse: $6.7 million

Defending champion: Paul Casey (-10)

Valspar Championship leaderboard 2019

Valspar Championship report: What happened at the Innisbrook Resort?

Paul Casey became the first man in Valspar Championship history to lift the trophy in consecutive years.

A final-round of 72 was enough to seal the win on a Sunday where the Copperhead Course was playing its toughest.

None of the leaders really made much progress in terms of scoring and it was a case of making pars and trying to avoid bogeys, although no players to go bogey-free in round four.

Final leaderboard

Casey held the lead heading into the last day and played some solid golf when it mattered to ensure he stayed just a step ahead of the chasing pack.

Jason Kokrak came closest to matching Casey’s final target of 8-under-par, but his bogey at 18, where he missed an eight-foot par putt, dropped him back into a tie for 2nd with Louis Oosthuizen.

For Casey though, it’s all shaping up nicely for the Masters. “If I drive it as well as I did this week then I’ve got a chance,” the Englishman said of his Augusta hopes. “But if Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are on top of their game I’ve got no chance.”

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