The 2023 Bermuda Championship will welcome an eclectic field to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. Taking to the par 71 for the fifth straight year, the Bermuda Championship will be the breeding ground for those aiming to get inside to critical cut-off points in the FedEx Cup race.
With players vying to climb inside the top 60 to qualify for the first two signature events in 2024 and inside the top 125 to earn full-time status on the PGA Tour, the stakes have never been higher.
Leading the charge into the tropics is Australian Adam Scott at +1600. The former Masters champion was a surprise addition to this field and headlines a betting board that features Thomas Detry, Akshay Bhatia and Brendon Todd all under +2000.
Two-time winner in the 2023 season, Lucas Glover, sits at +2000 alongside Ben Griffin who finished in third at this tournament last season and is just a month removed from his playoff defeat at the Sanderson Farms Championship won by Luke List.
Betting Odds for the 2023 Bermuda Championship
Betting Picks for the 2023 Bermuda Championship
Taylor Pendrith (+2000 to win)
Pendrith arrives at the Bermuda Championship with plenty of wind in his sails. The Canadian is fresh off a T-15 finish at the World Wide Technology Championship which followed up a T-3 result at the Shriners Children’s Open. A top-five finisher in his lone appearance at Port Royal Golf Course, Pendrith proved his combination of length off the tee and daft wedge play is more than suitable for the test. Pendrith has continued to sharpen these skillsets and is rolling the rock with confidence which may be the missing variable in his winning equation.
Alex Smalley (+2500 to win)
In a field of this quality, Smalley’s upside should shine. The former Duke star hasn’t had his best stuff this fall, but he has still been able to put together a couple of nice starts highlighted by his T-16 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. A top-10 finisher at the Travelers Championship and a runner-up at the John Deere Classic, Smalley has proven capable on this stage. He rates out as one of the better players off the tee over the last three months with tremendous potential with his iron play. If the putter chooses to cooperate, Smalley will be in with a chance to grab his first victory come Sunday.
Vince Whaley (+5500 to win)
Whaley is in need of a big week to lock up his status. He currently finds himself outside the top 180 in the FedEx Cup. It is not for lack of effort this fall, as Whaley has made all four cuts this swing season with a T-25 at the Fortinet Championship and T-13 at the Shriners Children’s Open. This followed a nice close to his Korn Ferry Tour season as he ranks fifth in total strokes gained over the last three months among those in this field. Whaley possesses the perfect blend of tee-to-green acumen where he ranked 15th the last three months and putting prowess where he ranks 14th. Having finished T-7 in the 2021 Bermuda Championship, Whaley has the form, the comfort, and the motivation to win this tournament.
Nick Dunlap (+6500 to win)
The world No. 3 amateur will be teeing it up this week, and don’t be surprised if he puts a serious charge into this championship. Dunlap has won major tournaments in 2023 with trophies at the SEC Stroke Play, U.S. Amateur Championship, the North and South Amateur Championship, and the Northeast Amateur Championship. He has recently played for the U.S. side in the Walker Cup and the World Amateur Team Championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide stud is capable of winning on this stage and given the relatively weak field in Bermuda, it may happen sooner than many would ever imagine.
Adam Scott (+130 to finish inside the top 10)
The former Masters champion is the clear class of this field and has flashed enough form in recent memory to elicit a top-10 selection. Scott ranks fourth in total strokes gained, second in strokes gained tee to green, ninth in strokes gained off the tee, and fifth in strokes gained approach over the last three months. During this span, he has notched top-10 results at the Wyndham Championship and the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour. If the ball striking persists, and Scott can wield his putter in an effective manner, the Australian should be in line for a top 10.
Doug Ghim (-110 to finish inside the top 20)
Ghim has been boom-or-bust this fall, but this field should allow for a booming opportunity. The 27-year-old has notched two top 20s and two missed cuts in four starts, but he is starting to simmer on the surface. Ghim ranks ninth in total strokes gained, fourth in strokes gained tee to green, third in strokes gained off the tee, and 19th in strokes gained approach over the last three months. A player who has thrived on shorter, positional golf courses throughout his career, Ghim can give himself ample wedge opportunities that will set up scoring chances. Finishing in a share of 14th in 2020, Ghim’s game is set up to allow him to finish in a similar position on the leaderboard three years later.