Bermuda Championship Predictions, Odds & Picks
- Fans return to the PGA Tour
- Brendon Todd defends his title
- Korn Ferry Tour star graduate Will Zalatoris leads the betting
Bermuda Championship Odds
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Bermuda Championship Picks and Predictions
The trending Wyndham Clark is a great each-way prospect at +8000 with bet365.
Rasmus Hojgaard can announce himself with a top ten, priced +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
Back Denny McCarthy to beat Charley Hoffman in their BetMGM match-bet at -133.
Wyndham Clark outright +8000 at bet365
Rasmus Hojgaard to make the top ten +450 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Denny McCarthy to beat Charley Hoffman in a match-bet -133 at BetMGM
How to Watch the Bermuda Championship
|Bermuda Championship Information|
|Where||The Port Royal Club, Bermuda|
|When||Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 1|
|How to watch||Thursday 12pm & 3.30pm ET (Golf Channel), Friday 12pm & 6pm ET (Golf Channel), Saturday 12pm & 6pm ET (Golf Channel), Sunday 11am & 5pm ET (Golf Channel). All four days on Sky Sports.|
Bermuda Championship Profile
For the first time since March spectators will walk the fairways at a PGA tournament this week, albeit in very limited numbers.
The Tour and the Bermudian government have worked together to achieve this landmark which is expected to be a one-off rather than an on-going change from the long-standing Covid-related procedures. The lucky galleries will witness Brendon Todd’s defense of the title he won 12 months ago, kicking off one of the more remarkable career turnarounds in recent years.
The 35-year-old had not made a PGA Tour top ten since 2015 and had endured a horror run in the middle of those four years in which he made just two cuts in 44 starts. However, he not only claimed a superb victory at the blustery Port Royal Club but in his very next start went back-to-back with a win at El Camaleon in the Mayakoba Classic and he then spent this summer contending in some of the biggest events on the golfing calendar.
Despite this, Todd is only second favorite behind 24-year-old Will Zalatoris, the Californian whose form on the second tier Korn Ferry Tour has been one of the growing stories of 2020.
He landed 13 top 20 finishes in 16 starts ahead of his graduation and he continues to ride the wave, grabbing three top tens in just four starts at the higher level.
He’s the +1100 favorite with BetMGM as he seeks a second win of the year, but his first on the PGA Tour.
Wind-ham Clark a Good Fit
The last time the PGA Tour had a field of this quality our outright pick was somewhat out of leftfield, in the guise of Norway’s Kristoffer Ventura, but despite that he was very nearly the ace in the pack, contending for the win all week before collected a tasty place payout.
Can we repeat the trick this week – or maybe go one better?
26-year-old Wyndham Clark has a fine name for this week’s gusty challenge in Bermuda and if he was to thrive there it would be far from a complete surprise. He graduated from the Korn Ferry Tour at the first time of asking in 2018 and was aided by his first top-five finish at that level in the Great Abaco Classic in the Bahamas, playing a resort course by the ocean, much as this week.
What about his first top ten on the PGA Tour? It was at Coco Beach in the Puerto Rico Open so once again similar to this week and he backed that up with seventh in the Honda Classic at the windy test that is PGA National. He’ll need to go low this week, but that won’t frighten a man who once carded a first-round 61 to grab an early lead in the Phoenix Open, and whilst this is his debut on the course his fine putting is an undoubted asset. He was bang in contention on his last start in Las Vegas before stalling in the final round, a similar fate to Patrick Cantlay that week.
Cantlay bounced back with a victory last Sunday and Clark is rated an attractive +8000 to do the same with bet365 – take the each-way terms.
Dane Can Bring Home the Bacon
Zalatoris is far from the only youngster to keep an eye out for this week – 19-year-old Rasmus Hojgaard is also set to make his first regular start on the PGA Tour (not counting last month’s US Open). The Dane has been a breakthrough star in his rookie campaign on the European Tour, landing an early victory in the Mauritius Open and adding a second title in the UK Championship.
What’s notable about the limited evidence we have of this precocious talent is that he likes playing on resort courses by the sea.
That first win in Mauritius came in exactly those circumstances and he also threatened to win the Oman Open at Al Mouj a few months later, leading through 36 and 54 holes before having to settle for sixth.
It suggests that this week’s test is an ideal one for him to make his bow this side of the Atlantic and he can be backed at +450 to start with a top ten with DraftKings.
Take McCarthy to Best the Hoff
At first glance, Charley Hoffman is a good fit for this week. He’s an expert in windy Texas state and a past winner at El Camaleon, a course which sets up much like Port Royal, as Todd discovered so happily. But oddly, that win aside (and it’s not a bad exception admittedly), Hoffman has usually struggled at El Camaleon, missing the cut in his last five starts there.
Nor did he find Coco Beach in Puerto Rico to his liking, another examination very like this week.
In contrast, Denny McCarthy is 3-for-3 at making the cut at both El Camaleon and Corales Puntacana in the Dominican Republic, whilst he finished T15th on debut in this event last year. He also leads Hoffman 22-20 over their careers, but a more persuasive 11-6 on Bermuda grass greens, which he faces, naturally enough, this week.
McCarthy is -133 to maintain his dominance on those putting surfaces.
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