GolfWRX is live from the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, previously known as the Tampa Bay Championship.
The title sponsor has changed, but the event is still held at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla. Copperhead is best known for its three-hole finishing stretch called “The Snake Pit,” which bring hazards and high scores into play.
Last year’s champion Kevin Streelman played The Snake Pit at 1-over for the week. He navigated holes Nos. 1 through 15 at 11-under for a 10-under total that gave him a two-shot cushion over runner-up Boo Weekley.
While Streelman and Weekley will return to Innisbrook, many of the world’s top-ranked golfers are taking time off this week as they prepare for The Masters. There are four top-20 ranked players that are in the field, however, including Justin Rose (No. 7 in the Official World Golf Rankings), Matt Kuchar (11) Jordan Spieth (13) Jason Dufner (17) and Brandt Snedeker (19). Also teeing it up are Luke Donald, Harris English, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, David Lynn and Gary Woodland.
Check out the photos below we shot from Copperhead below, separated by day.
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 1
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 2
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 3
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 4
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 5
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 6