Matt Fitzpatrick favored at Bermuda Championship
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The PGA Tour remains in international waters this week, although the field in Bermuda won’t exactly resemble the one that assembled last week in Japan.
With the cancellation of the WGC-HSBC Champions, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship is a standalone event for the second year in a row. It means that the tournament winner will earn a spot in the 2022 Masters in addition to the two-year exemption that comes with lifting a trophy on Tour.
But that incentive hasn’t done much to boost the field strength, as most of the biggest names in the game will stay home this week for an event where travel and vaccination hurdles can play into overall logistics. Former Masters champ Patrick Reed might be the most recognizable name, while England’s Matt Fitzpatrick leads the way as an early betting favorite on a course where Brian Gay beat Wyndham Clark last year in a playoff.
Fitzpatrick struggled at the Ryder Cup, going winless in three matches at Whistling Straits, but he bounced back to win two weeks ago at Valderrama on the European Tour. He starts the week at +1200 according to oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook, followed by South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout.
Reed is next on the list, followed by recent Korn Ferry sensation Mito Pereira, while Gay remains a +10000 longshot to successfully defend his title. Here’s a look at some of the other notable odds as the fall season heads to the islands:
Odds to win Bermuda Championship (via PointsBet)
+1200: Matt Fitzpatrick
+1700: Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+2000: Patrick Reed
+2500: Mito Pereira
+3000: Hayden Buckley
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