A somewhat weak field travels to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, and I predict a longshot will take victory this weekend. My job is to figure out who that will be and find some real value in my 2020 PGA Bermuda Championship picks.
The Masters are in two weeks, but before we get to watch the PGA pros tackle Augusta, they will tee it up here in Bermuda this week and in Houston next week. This event would normally be an alternative event, opposite of the WGC-HSBC Championships. With the cancellation of the HSBC, the Bermuda Championship has been elevated to a full FedEx Cup point event, with the winner getting an invite to the 2021 Masters.
This event debuted last year, with Brendon Todd shooting 24-under Par, including a 62 on Sunday to best Harry Higgs by 4 strokes to take victory. Todd is among the favorites to win this week, with the Top 5 favorites to win the 2020 PGA Bermuda Championship outright at America’s Bookie rounding out like this:
Will Zalatoris +900
Brendon Todd +950
Harold Varner III +1800
Doc Redman +2000
Emiliano Grillo / Denny McCarthy +2500
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2020 PGA Bermuda Championship Info
Where: Southampton Parish, Bermuda
Course: Port Royal Golf Course
Length: 6,842 yards
When: Oct. 29th – Nov. 1st, 2020
Winner’s Share: $720K
Defending Champion: Brendon Todd
TV Coverage: Golf Channel
Top Picks to Win the 2020 PGA Bermuda Championship
Brendon Todd +950
In this field, a guy that shot a 62 on a Sunday last year to win it all deserves a shot in my PGA Bermuda Championship picks. The 35-year-old Todd has 3 PGA TOUR wins, and while he’s 171st in driving distance, it doesn’t really matter here.
At 6,842 yards, Port Royal Golf Course is the second shortest on the PGA TOUR. He shot a 63 in Round 2 last year, with a 68 and 67 on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
I don’t love his odds at +950. However, when a $100 bet on a guy that can get around a course low nets you $950, we’ll roll with him as a 1-1.5 unit play.
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Tyler McCumber +4500
I think this is a great spot for Tyler McCumber to break through and get his first PGA TOUR victory.
The Ponte Verde Beach native has played great recently. Although he missed the cut at the Shriners a few weeks ago, the week before that he finished T6 at the Sanderson Farms and 2nd at the Corales Puntacana. He could have very well won at the Corales Golf Course if it wasn’t for a 71 on Friday.
This week features another coastal course, one which McCumber played last year, finishing T41 despite a +1 72 on Sunday.
I won’t break the bank on McCumber, but he’s a 0.5-1 unit play this weekend.
Luke List +3500
List is a gut feeling pick this week. He has missed the cut in his last two events (Sanderson Farms and Shriners) after finishing T8 at the Corales.
Like McCumber, List has yet to win on the TOUR, but has two 2nd place finishes. He shot a couple solid opening rounds at Corales (69 & 65) before fading over the weekend.
I won’t spend the mortgage on List either, but I like him as a 0.5-1 unit play in Bermuda.
Others I like to win the 2020 PGA Bermuda Championship
Charley Hoffman +2800
Justin Suh +3500
Denny McCarthy +2500
PGA Picks by Joe Berra