Expert Bermuda Championship Tips to Elevate Your Betting Game
Explore winning strategies with our Butterfield Bermuda Championship betting tips. Dive into our comprehensive overview of Port Royal Golf Course, blending historical data and current player form to enhance your golf bets and fantasy picks.
Welcome to PGAgolfbets, your go-to resource for strategic insights and tips to elevate your golf betting and fantasy picks. In this edition, we’re delving into the exciting Butterfield Bermuda Championship, focusing on key tips for success and unraveling the mysteries of Port Royal Golf Course.
The Bermuda Championship debuted on Tour in late 2019 as part of the 2019-2020 season. The event was originally designated as an alternate event, opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions. However, because of successive cancellations of the WGC-HSBC Champions due to COVID, the tournament was elevated to full FedEx Cup points event status.
The tournament is played at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Parish, Bermuda. As a full-field tournament offering full FedEx Cup points, the winner will also receive an invitation to the Masters.
Port Royal Golf Course Bermuda: Where Beauty Meets Challenge
Location and Setting:
Situated in the heart of Bermuda, Port Royal Golf Course is a golfing gem designed by Robert Trent Jones. The 6,828 yard Par-71 layout boasts breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and challenges players with a blend of coastal winds and undulating fairways.
Robert Trent Jones’ design philosophy is evident in every inch of Port Royal. Strategic bunkering, coastal hazards, and elevation changes make each hole a strategic puzzle for players to solve. The signature holes, including the famous 16th with its ocean backdrop, showcase the seamless integration of beauty and challenge.
The Bermuda grass greens and fairways of Port Royal are impeccably maintained, offering a true test of a golfer’s skills. The coastal winds add an unpredictable element, requiring players to factor in not just the yardage but also the atmospheric conditions.
If the wind gets up it will suit the more patient, experienced players. Key this week will be course management and an ability to move the ball both ways if the wind gets up. With such a diverse terrain, missing fairways around Port Royal can be costly.
Greens in regulation is key, a task made more difficult if the wind becomes a factor. The average winning score is -18 so a fast start is important.
Port Royal Golf Club Scorecard
- Average Green Size: 8,000 sq. ft.
- Number of Sand Bunkers: 87
- Number of Water Hazards: 4 ponds
- Number of Holes Water is in Play: 7
Bermuda Championship Past Champions
|2020||Brian Gay||United States||269||-15|
|2019||Brendon Todd||United States||260||-24|
Bermuda Championship | Winner’s Stats
|Average||Seamus Power||Lucas Herbert||Brian Gay||Brendon Todd|
|Greens in Regulation||23||T9||T58||T15||10|
|Putts per Round||5||T5||T6||T4||T3|
- Wind Management: Given the coastal setting, understanding and factoring in the prevailing winds is crucial for success at Port Royal. Players adept at managing the wind have historically performed well.
- Strategic Approach Play: The undulating fairways and strategically placed hazards demand precision in approach play. Look for players with a strong iron game and strategic prowess.
- Past Performance Analysis: Delve into the historical results of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship to identify players who have a track record of success on similar coastal courses.
This week’s Bermuda Championship, although offering up full FedEx Cup points to the winner, still has the look and feel of an ‘alternate event’.
Despite the event’s elevated status there is no surprise to see such a weakened field. However, with a weakened field comes opportunity. An opportunity for someone to step up to the plate for a career changing win.
This week’s Bermuda Championship has ‘lottery’ written all over it.
Bermuda Championship Tips
Brendon Todd 16/1 (E/W) – a past champion of the Bermuda Championship, winning the inaugural playing of the event back in 2019. He finished the tournament on a score of -24 (260) which included a final round -9 (62). First time teeing it up since a solo 6th in the Fortinet Championship so should be well rested and fresh. The 38-year-old’s rock solid all-round game is reflected in his stats placing 2nd in this week’s Stats Analysis. With game and confidence in a good place coupled with a return to a course where he has had previous success makes for a very good mix. All things considered, excellent each way value.
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