2018 VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING PROMO BONUS CODE
TAMPA BAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Innisbrook Golf Club, Copperhead
Palm Harbor, Fla.
Prize fund: $6,300,000
Format: Stroke play
Length: 7,340 yards
Current Champion: Adam HadwinThe Valspar Championship formely Tampa Bay Championship and Transitions Championship, is operated by a not-for-profit organization, Copperhead Charities, Inc., a volunteer group of Tampa Bay area community leaders known as the Copperheads. The members have the dual ambition of raising money for charity and providing golf fans with the best in PGA TOUR competition.Copperhead presents a stern test of golf odds at this years Tampa Bay Championship on March 9 – 12, 2018. One of the newer events on the PGA Tour, the 2018 Transitions Championship will take place on the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL this March.
This PGA Tour event was founded in 2000 as the Tampa Bay Classic, and was known as the Chrysler Championship from 2003 to 2006. Now, it’s made the transition to its current name and is garnering a reputation as a great event on a yearly basis.
John Huston won the inaugural event at this venue known then as The Chrysler Championship in 2000. The tournament was cancelled in 2001 due to the events of Sept. 11th. K.J. Choi won it in 2002 and Retief Goosen in 2003 with Vijay Singh in 2004, Carl Pettersson in ’05’.
K.J. Choi won the tournament in ’06’ and Mark Calcavechia won in 2007.
Most of the 2011 field is expected to return, including Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry (all ranked in the top 13 players in the world in the latest Official World Golf Rankings) as well as recent past champions Retief Goosen (2009) and Sean O’Hair (2008).
The players with the most Transitions Championship victories are Retief Goosen in 2003 and 2009, and K.J. Choi in 2002 and 2006, and the tournament record was set by Vijay Singh in 2004 by winning with an 18-under-par total of 266.
The 18-hole “Copperhead” course at the Copperhead Golf Club facility in Lehigh Acres, Florida features 6,680 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course offers tightly cut fairways bordered by towering whispering pines, demanding accuracy as well as distance.
The course rating is 70.9 and it has a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass. The course opens with a par-5 (560 yards from the back tees and 450 from the forward) that is a sweeping dogleg right with a tee box perched some 50 feet above the fairway. The placement of the second shot must be accurate to set up a birdie chance here. Designed by Gordon G. Lewis, the Copperhead golf course opened in 2001.
TRANSITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP PAST WINNERS
|Date||Winner||Country||Score||1st Prize ($)||Purse ($)|
|Mar 12, 2017||Adam Hadwin||Canada||270||1,134,000||6,300,000|
|Mar 13, 2016||Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||277 (−7)||1,098,000||6,100,000|
|Mar 15, 2015||Jordan Spieth||United States||274 (−10)||1,062,000||5,900,000|
|Mar 16, 2014||John Senden||Australia||277 (−7)||1,026,000||5,700,000|
|Mar 17, 2013||Kevin Streelman||England||274 (−10)||990,000||5,500,000|
|Mar 18, 2012||Luke Donald||England||271 (−13)||990,000||5,500,000|
|Mar 20, 2011||Gary Woodland||United States||269 (-15)||990,000||5,500,000|
|Mar 22, 2010||Jim Furyk||United States||271||972,000||5,400,000|
|Mar 22, 2009||Retief Goosen||South Africa||276 (-8)||972,000||5,400,000|
|Mar 9, 2008||Sean O’Hair||United States||280 (-4)||954,000||5,300,000|
|Oct 29, 2006||K. J. Choi||South Korea||271 (-13)||954,000||5,300,000|
|Oct 30, 2005||Carl Pettersson||Sweden||275 (-9)||954,000||5,300,000|
|Oct 31, 2004||Vijay Singh||Fiji||266 (-18)||900,000||5,000,000|
|Nov 2, 2003||Retief Goosen||South Africa||272 (-12)||864,000||4,800,000|
|Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick|
|Sep 22, 2002||K. J. Choi||South Korea||267 (-17)||468,000||2,600,000|
|Tampa Bay Classic|
|Sep 16, 2001||Cancelled due to the terrorist attacks on September 11|
|Oct 22, 2000||John Huston||United States||271 (-13)||432,000||2,400,000|