Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back with PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Club this weekend! DPA Staff, Colin Lynch, here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!
The tournament features a 132 player field consisting mostly of PGA tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 6:30am EDT at Port Royal GC, located in Southampton Parish, Bermuda. The course will play as a par 71 measuring just over 6,800 yards and will feature Bermuda fairways and putting greens. The top 65 and tied make the cut for the weekend after the completion of 36 holes.
Top Tier Targets
Brendon Todd ($11,100)
Todd comes into the Bermuda Championship as one of the only golfers in the field who competed in a golf event last week. He drained 19 birdies and went on to post a middling 47th place finish. Todd has been a top 25 machine since the restart and has eight top 25 finishes in his last 16 events. Todd is the most expensive golfer in the field and he projects to carry very low ownership, making him an interesting leverage play in tournaments. Todd is a well rounded golfer who excels when playing on short tracks with Bermuda greens, he also won this event last year.
Will Zalatoris ($10,900)
Zalatoris needs to make the cut this week to secure a permanent excemption on the PGA tour. Will is an elite ball striker that ranks top 5 (in the field) in strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained on approach, strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained ball striking, and distance/accuracy off the tee. Zalatoris has been a top 20 machine since the restart with top 20 finishes in 13 of his last 14 events (mostly Korn Ferry Tour). Zalatoris has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 4 starts on The PGA Tour and he is one of my favorite targets to pay up for.
Doc Redman ($10,400)
Doc is “the chalk” up top this week. He has two top 5 finishes in his last 5 events and is one of the better ball strikers in the field. Redman is long off the tee and hits a lot of fairways. He’s been in great form lately and is one of the better birdie makers on tour and in the field. Redman has gained strokes tee to green and on approach in five straight events. Doc made the cut here last year and finished 35th.
Denny McCarthy ($9,500)
I think it’s another great week to hop back on Denny McCarthy here. Denny has been one of the more consistent golfers on tour recently. He has gone on to make 9 cuts in his last 10 events and is one of the safest options in this price range. Denny hits lots of fairways, makes tons of birdies, and has gained strokes on approach in five of his last seven events. He’s one of the best putters in the world and can get red hot with the flat stick. Denny made the cut here last year with a top 15 finish.
Middle Tier Targets
Henrik Norlander ($8,900)
Norlander is one of the better ball strikers in the field and ranks top 10 in strokes gained approach and fairways gained. Henrik has made his last two cuts which includes a top 5 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship this month. Norlander makes for a great golfer to target on short courses with bermuda greens and that’s exactly what we have here this week. He’s familiar with the course and went on to make the cut when he played here last year.
Scott Piercy ($8,500)
Piercy is a golfer I’m pretty high on this week. The weather forecast for Friday has potential wind gusts of up to 20-30mph, which isn’t too surprising when we get these coastal/resort type courses played on the water/coast. Piercy plays well in the wind and is a bermuda specialist. He ranks 13th in the field in strokes gained ball striking and 16th in opportunities gained. Piercy has 4 made cuts in his last 5 events and is coming off a top 20 finish at Shriners where he gained strokes tee to green and on approach.
Adam Schenk ($8,100)
Schenk is one of the most consistent golfers on tour and in this field, and he is the safest golfer on the board this week. He has been in great form and hasn’t missed a cut since June (9 straight made cuts). Adam ranks top 25 (in the field) in birdie or better percentage and Bermuda is his best putting surface. In Schenk’s span of 9 consectuive made cuts, he has posted at least 16 birdies in every event (23, 16, 17, 17, 19, 17, 18, 19, 17).
Wesley Bryan ($7,800)
Bryan ranks number 1 in the field in strokes gained approach and he’s one of my favorite value golfers to target this week. Bryan has made 4 cuts in his last 5 starts on tour and and they have all been top 35 finishes (12th, 31st, 21st, 24th). Wesley has consistenly gained strokes tee to green in all his prior starts and has gone four straight events gaining strokes off the tee. Bryan is a previous winner on the PGA Tour and he makes for a great value and target this week, especially on short bermuda tracks.
Sepp Straka ($7,600)
Straka is a golfer I always like to target on easy courses because he tends to always play well at them. In the last four months, Straka has four top 20 finishes (8th, 14th, 18th, and 14th) at birdie-fest events/courses. He’s a good ball striker that can gain strokes in all facets of his game. Straka ranks top 20 in the field in birdies or better percentage, opportunities gained, and par 5 scoring.
Brice Garnett ($7,200)
Garnett will wrap up my list of value plays for this weeks Bermuda Championship. He’s not a guy that jumps off the page by any means but he’s a sleeper pick who consistently keeps the ball in play and hits fairways. Garnett is another type of golfer who can excel on these shorter courses, especially if the putter gets hot.
Charley Hoffman ($11,200) *Bermuda/Wind specialist
Justin Suh ($8,700)
Pat Perez ($8,000)
Scott Stallings ($7,800)
Russell Knox ($7,600)
Ben Martin ($7,000)
Will Gordon ($6,700)
Vaughn Taylor ($6,600)
Kelly Kraft ($6,600)
Andrew Putnam ($6,400)
Ollie Schniederjans ($6,200)
Thank you for tuning into this week’s edition of PGA Golf coverage! For more great free content and DFS updates, please follow us on Twitter @DailyPlayAction