You Oughta Know: Key stats heading into Valspar

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After a week in Mexico, the Florida swing resumes at Innisbrook Resort. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the Valspar Championship. (Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit)

Charl Schwartzel is the defending champion; no player has successfully defended at Copperhead

Henrik Stenson is expected to make his first start in the U.S. since the Deutsche Bank Championship in September (he withdrew last week due to illness)

• Stenson has finished fourth and T-11 in this event in the last two years

• Justin Thomas has three wins in nine starts this season

• He held the 54-hole lead last week at the WGC-Mexico Championship but finished T-5

• Last player to win four times in PGA Tour season before Masters – David Duval in 1999

Patrick Reed is 12 under in this event over last two years, second best in that span (Ryan Moore, 13 under)

• Reed is off to a slow start as he ranks 176th in scrambling this season (was eighth last season)

Gary Woodland won this tournament in 2011, and he has four top-10s this season

• The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort allowed the second-lowest birdie average of any course on Tour last season

• It has also been among the 10 toughest courses on the PGA Tour each of the last four seasons