The PGA Tour is close to taking its “break” for the offseason, but we still have a few events before we get a breather. Swing season roles on and we pack our bags and head to Bermuda for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. In this specific post, we’ll be showcasing our PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship picks, preview and odds.
This course, event, and field seemingly every year produces all sorts of randomness which gives us an opportunity to explore a ton of the board. Also nice is we come in with some momentum after last week when Erik Van Rooyen took down the WWT at 80-1 for us. Its always nice to cash an outright ticket and we could see another longshot winner here. Let’s dive into a few guys to keep an eye on and consider as you build out your betting card this week.
PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Picks and Preview
Doug Ghim 30-1 DraftKings
If EVR can win a tournament then I’m not giving up on my guy Doug Ghim who I believe is closer than it may seem to breaking thru. This field certainly doesn’t scare us which is why we find Ghim around 30-1 in the outright market. We know that Ghim can score its just a matter of stringing it all together for 72 holes. Last week he finished 15th with 20 birdies and 2 eagles which again shows the upside but had a double and some bogeys that limited the chances. This course certainly doesn’t require distance and should allow Ghim to attack pending the wind is ok.
Looking at Ghim’s profile it becomes clear the putter is the wildcard which isn’t unique to him. Ball striking wise I think he will respond to this layout, and if he can roll some in on these islands greens we have ourselves a live outright.
Justin Lower 60-1 DraftKings
Interesting spot here for Justin Lower who isn’t a name I usually find on my outright card. Its not because he doesn’t have talent or upside, and the more I dug into this the more I liked it. His best finishes on tour have come in weaker events which is no surprise, and he actually finished 8th last year here in Bermuda. He can get crazy hot with the short game and again this course doesn’t emphasize distance which is a positive.
Seeing 60-1 is a number I can get behind when you look at this field as a whole. Guys like Adam Scott and Brendon Todd are at the top of the board, so it’s clear win equity is more evenly distributed this week. Lower actually checks a lot of boxes and I do think playing here in previous years is a positive given its highly likely wind plays a factor at several points over the weekend.
Kramer Hickok 80-1 DraftKings
I mentioned how wide open this field and event was so why not a guy like Kramer Hickok to come thru for his first PGA tour win. We know he can do it as he sports one of the closest near wins you can have with a 2021 Playoff loss at the Travelers. That field and course was certainly more difficult than this weeks event, so we know its in there with the right set of circumstances.
Like Ghim we have a 15th place showing last week for Hickok, but it was the lack of birdies that capped the upside. He made just a lone bogey during the week which is impressive regardless of how easy a course layout it. He isn’t somehow who wows you with distance, but the irons and putting combination at times is electric.
Another positive is Hickok has played in Bermuda 4 straight years with 3 made cuts including an 8th place finish in 2020. All of these small details add up to a pretty substantial case to be made for Hickok at 80-1. If he can get the putter rolling and continue to limit mistakes I see no reason why he can’t be in the hunt come Sunday.
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