An international field tees off in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as the PGA Tour stops off at the North Atlantic island.
Due to the travel needed, the top players have opted to give it a miss. However, bettors can still back the likes of Matthew Fitzpatrick, Patrick Reed, Mito Pereira and former Masters winner Danny Willett.
Fitzpatrick Seeking Double
Fitzpatrick won the Andalucia Masters two weeks ago and he’s looking to record back-to-back victories.
The 27-year-old has yet to win on the PGA Tour, but the Bermuda Championship plays more like a European Tour event.
He battled the tough conditions at Valderrama and he could face wind again. He’s used to playing in tough conditions, so playing in Bermuda shouldn’t pose any problems for the Englishman.
Fitzpatrick was thrilled with the win and looks for more tour victories.
“Amazing,” Fitzpatrick told GolfChannel. “Particularly the way I did it. I was very patient all day, didn’t try to press anything, stuck to our targets and managed to make all the putts in the end. I’m delighted with the win.”
Huge congratulations to Matthew Fitzpatrick for picking up his 7th career win Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters 🏆
— Bettinardi Golf UK (@BettinardiUK) October 18, 2021
The sportsbook has Fitzpatrick at +1200 to win. It’s a fair price for the form golfer of the field, and if he plays well in the first round, those odds will firm into a single-figure quote.
He is best-suited by the conditions, so we wouldn’t leave him off our tickets.
Pick: Matthew Fitzpatrick +1200
Patrick Reed Brings the Class
It hasn’t been an easy year for Patrick Reed. He got very sick before getting left off the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but we expect him to take it on the chin.
Captain America is resilient, and although he didn’t play well last week at the CJ Cup, he was facing the best players in the world.
His form isn’t up to scratch but it might not have to be. The 31-year-old can beat this field and bettors get odds worth taking.
Reed is on the third line of betting at +2000, which is excellent value. He is a proven big-time player who can’t be counted out.
Pick: Patrick Reed +2000
Danny Willett is Willing
There is plenty to like about the form of Danny Willett. He went through a rough period after his Masters win, but he is bouncing back in style.
“I’ve just come through a couple of years of average stuff,” Willett said. “Again. I seem to do that quite a lot, go up and down. But I’ve been working hard. People don’t necessarily see what goes on behind the scenes. So this is a good one for me.”
Major champions in #Bermuda!
☀️ Graeme McDowell, 2010 U.S. Open champion
☀️ Lucas Glover, 2009 U.S. Open champion
☀️ Jason Dufner, 2013 PGA Championship winner
☀️ Danny Willett, 2016 Master champion#ButterfieldBDAChampionship #PlayerCommitment pic.twitter.com/NguEqE7bGW
— Butterfield Bermuda Championship (@Bermuda_Champ) October 20, 2021
It was his first win since the 2019 BMW PGA Championship, so he comes alive when the big tournaments roll around. This isn’t a big tournament, but he’ll be keen to show some of the PGA Tour players how the Europeans do business.
He is a player that enjoys travelling, and we think he’s another player who will enjoy the conditions. He’s a relaxed player and the atmosphere in Bermuda should help.
Betting online markets have Willett at +4000. He was paying +3000, but his odds have drifted since markets opened. We’re not too worried about the drift and bettors should be confident.