- The inaugural Bermuda Championship from Port Royal Golf Course tees off Thursday, October 31st
- Opposite field event to the main PGA Tour stop at WGC-HSBC Champions
- See the golfers with the best value to emerge victorious
If you looked at the tee sheet of the golfers competing at the very first Bermuda Championship in Southampton, you’d probably have to do a double take, because it’s short on notable names playing.
Most of the big names in golf are playing at the more prestigious World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, with other top names opting to skip out in favor of rest. This golf course was used from 2009-14 for the unofficial PGA Grand Slam of Golf but it gets a shot as an official event now.
2019 Bermuda Championship Odds
Odds taken October 28th
Alex Noren an Undeserving Favorite
At first blush it would make sense that Alex Noren is the betting co-favorite to claim his first PGA Tour title – he has ten European Tour wins – but looking into his 2019 results suggests the 2018 Ryder Cup contestant should not have as low of odds as he has.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) August 23, 2019
He played 23 events worldwide this year, and has yet to post a single top ten finish. While he clearly has the talent to win given that he is a world class player and he has been better of late, I still can’t bet him with confidence this week. His game is not up to his previous level as the eight ranked golfer in the world in 2017.
Alex Noren’s Last Seven Tournaments
|Amundi Open de France||T-18th|
|Alfred Dunhill Links Championship||T-15th|
|BMW PGA Championship||T-28th|
|Omega European Masters||CUT|
2019 Bermuda Championship Best Value Picks
- Mark Hubbard (+3300): Let’s face it – with such a weak field you’re not getting tremendous value on hardly anyone. Hubbard comes off a T-2nd place finish in his last start at the PGA Tour’s Houston Open and won on the Korn Ferry Tour this year in addition to third, fourth and sixth place results on the developmental circuit.
- Branden Grace (+3500): Much like Noren, Grace is also a top notch golfer that has fallen on hard times. Apart from his second place showing in Phoenix in February, has just one other top-10 in the world with ten missed cuts in 25 starts. Grace is a major talent however and at these odds, you’re getting really solid value.
- Doug Ghim (+8000): This is a longer shot with upside. The 23-year-old former amateur world #1 has shown glimpses of his vast talent but hasn’t put it all together yet. Three top-ten finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this year.
- George McNeill (+10000): No stranger to winning on tour against inferior fields – both his victories (2007 Frys.com Open and 2012 Puerto Rico Open) came in such instances. T-6th at last month’s Sanderson Farms Championship which wasn’t a strong field and also had T-7th earlier in year at Corales Puntacana Championship which also was an opposite field event.
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