5 Biggest Names Sitting Out of the 2024 Valspar Championship

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5 Biggest Names Sitting Out of the 2024 Valspar Championship

golferThe Florida swing moves forward from TPC Sawgrass to Palm Harbor for the Valspar Championship from March 21–24. The stage is almost set, with a solid field of 156 competitors competing for a purse of $8.4 million. The championship is all set to witness the golf action on the par-71, 7,340-yard Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort. From the top 30, a total of 10 will be gearing up on the greens in the Valspar Championship, including Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Brian Harman, Sam Burns, Keegan Bradley, and Justin Thomas.

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Interestingly, Tiger Woods is going to skip even this event, probably to prepare for the Augusta showdown. Woods has played in the Valspar championship only once in his career, in 2018. However, other than the 15x major champion, there are also few other prominent names who are sitting out of the event.

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There are a few more major names who are missing from the field for next week’s Valspar Championship, like Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ludvig Aberg, and Wyndham Clark

Scottie Scheffler

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Ever since 2020, he has played in the Valspar Championship just once and it was back in 2021. The golfer finished at T29 in his only appearance at the event so far. In March 2024, Scheffler won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the for the second time in his career and he also triumphed THE PLAYERS Championship, and amazed everyone with his historic back-to-back victory.

Rory Mcllroy

The world’s No. 2 Rory Mcllroy was a part of the Valspar Championship in 2018 since he started playing on the PGA Tour in 2010. The golfer although missed the cut that year. The Northern Irishman finished at T19 in THE PLAYERS with a final score of 9 under. His latest finish was close to the T21 finish he had at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with the final score of 1 under.

Wyndham Clark

Wyndham Clark, who turned professional in 2017 and joined the PGA Tour in 2019, is the only player in our list who has competed the maximum number of times in the Valspar Championship. He was a part of this championship three times. He finished at T60 in 2021, missed the cut in 2022, and was at the T5 in 2023. Recently, he finished tied at T2 at THE PLAYERS and lost to Scottie Scheffler by just 1 stroke. It will be interesting to see how the reigning US Open winner comes back on the greens, and the magic he creates at the Augusta.

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Ludvig Aberg

Ludvig Aberg is the name that has recently taken the golf world by storm. The young star became the first golfer to play in the Ryder Cup without competing in any major tournaments. Having turned pro in 2023, he joined the PGA Tour in the same year. He took part in the Valspar championship 2023 as an amateur, and finished at T61. Recently, Aberg scored a -14 in THE PLAYERS Championship and finished solo at the 8th spot.

Rickie Fowler

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Rickie Fowler will also be absent from the Valspar Championship this year. He also did not play last year. His last win came at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2023, and he had a moment this year at THE PLAYERS which is very unlikely of him.  At TPC Sawgrass, he finished at T68 with the final score of 2 over. The golfer will next be seen in Georgia where he will fight for the illustrious green jacket.

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