Betting Preview for the 2020 Bermuda Championship With Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets
My pick last week (Justin Thomas) came up a hair short, but endorsing Patrick Cantlay in DFS and the top-10 market allowed readers to capitalize. Moving on to this week’s event in the Southampton Parish, more golf tips are on their way.
Sleeper picks and matchups to target are on the horizon, but let’s start with the odds and a pick to win.
I’ll conclude by highlighting some other Bermuda Championship predictions.
2020 Bermuda Championship Odds to Win
Those who follow the PGA Tour intently are well aware of Will Zalatoris’ rapid ascension in the world of golf. The best sportsbooks have also taken notice as this is the second time this fall that the Korn Ferry Tour star had topped the betting sheet.
Brendon Todd follows closely behind. At quick glance, Brendon is the only member from the 78-man field at Sherwood making the 3,000+ mile trek to Bermuda. Todd is the defending champion at Port Royal Golf Course, plus he’s the highest-ranked player teeing it up.
Slotted 41st in the OWGR, Todd’s actually the only player here ranked inside the top 50.
Next in line are Henrik Stenson (54th), Danny Willett (56th), Will Zalatoris (59th), and Tom Lewis (66th).
Now it’s time to make a prediction for the 2020 Bermuda Championship winner.
Bermuda Championship Prediction and Pick – 2020 Winner
Justin Suh’s hot play to close out the summer is carrying straight into the fall. The kid expected to rival Morikawa, Wolff, and Hovland didn’t get off to a scorching start like his counterparts did last summer, but the USC product appears to have finally established his footing.
14th in Puntacana and 8th at the Shriners in his last two starts hint at what’s looming.
Justin was chasing the perfect swing when he first turned pro, and the desire for perfection caused him to hit a brief rough patch. However, it all came together once Suh reunited with his coach at Southern Cal and decided to get back to the basics.
And the results are paying off quickly.
Justin hit 61/72 greens (84.72%) last time out at TPC Summerlin and should be able to wear out this week’s relatively benign par-71 layout. Lurking at +4000, I was excited to lock him in as my Bermuda Championship pick.
More Predictions and Best Bets
Now for some more Bermuda Championship predictions that you can apply to the betting arena.
Denny McCarthy to Finish Top 10
This week’s event features a soft field with lots of scorable opportunities. In other words, it’s the perfect time for Denny to shine.
It’s no surprise that Denny logged a top-15 here in 2019, and he arrives on the “Isle of Devils” in 2020 playing some really solid golf. The tour’s most consistent putter has connected on 9 of his last 10 cuts – including top-10s at the Wyndham Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship.
Webb Simpson wins the PGA Tour season scoring average title.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) September 7, 2020
Other 2019-20 season leaders:
Strokes gained total: Jon Rahm
SG Tee to Green: Justin Thomas
SG Putting: Denny McCarthy
GIR: Jim Furyk
Driving distance: Bryson DeChambeau
Scott Stallings to Finish Top 20
A missed cut in his last start in Vegas looks worse on paper – Scott shot 68-70 and just didn’t hole enough putts to stick around for the weekend. The good news is the week prior Stallings placed 6th in Jackson and he’s got fond memories of this venue.
Four red numbers led to an 18th-place showing at the 2019 Bermuda Championship.
Doc Redman to Finish Top 10
Just like in the example above, I’m excusing Doc’s “MC Hammer” in Sin City. Redman fired rounds of 69-68 at TPC Summerlin – which comes after shooting -18 at the Safeway Open (T3) and -9 at the Sanderson Farms Championship (T28).
The Doc was working on Sunday. ?@doc_redman (-18) finishes with 6 straight birdies to card a 62 (-10) and jump into the top spot at the #SafewayOpen! #SIMdriver #TeamTaylorMade pic.twitter.com/898MlV1nt6— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) September 13, 2020
Those still not enthused, let’s look at a larger sample size.
The 2017 US Amateur champ quietly ranked 11th on the PGA Tour last season in SG: Approach-the-Green. As for his precision – Doc clocked in 12th in GIR and 13th in Driving Accuracy %.
Wesley Bryan to Finish Top 20
This Bermuda Championship prediction isn’t as off the wall as you may think. In fact, T12 in his last start at the Country Club of Jackson confirms that Wesley Bryan is more than capable of stringing together four good rounds.
31st or better in his final three starts of the 2019-20 campaign.
Fade Brendon Todd
Sitting at +1200 to hoist the trophy on Sunday, expect Brendon Todd to be favored in all of his head-to-head matchups. His price tags in the top-10 and top-20 markets will be far from favorable.
Now throw in a long flight from Los Angeles combined with zero top-20s in his last three starts. All in all, I’m a bit uneasy about backing this week’s defending champ.