2020 Bermuda Championship at Port Royal GC Betting Picks: Our Favorite Outright Bets For the Tournament
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images. Pictured: Emiliano Grillo
- The 2020 Bermuda Championship begins on Thursday, October 29 at Port Royal Golf Club.
- Will Zalatoris and Brendon Todd are the favorites to win, but our golf analysts think you're better off betting players a little further down the board in this weak field.
- Check out our picks to win the Bermuda Championship below.
Seasoned golf bettors know that anything can happen — anybody can win win — in a field like the one we will see (and bet on) at the 2020 Bermuda Championship.
The tournament favorite, Will Zalatoris, doesn’t even have his TOUR Card yet. Last year’s winner, Brendon Todd, is the second favorite at +1400. There are no other golfers listed under +2000. In well-attended tournaments, Harold Varner III, Doc Redman and Emiliano Grillo are often tagged with triple-digit odds. In this field they are the third, fourth and fifth favorite, respectively. In other words, chaos.
With the stars staying home, the 2020 Bermuda Championship is up for grabs. Here are our favorite outright bets for this weekend’s PGA TOUR event:
Doc Redman (+2500)
I’ve picked the Good Doctor to win a couple of times over the last few months, only to watch him come intriguingly close. The truth is, those near-misses were almost enough to keep me from picking him again for this one, but instead I’ll keep pushing all my chips into the middle of the table.
Redman has been regularly posting near-elite ball-striking numbers – and iron play in some forecasted blustery winds should be a key to success this week.
Emiliano Grillo (+3300)
In my opinion, it’s just a matter of time until Emiliano Grillo finally puts it all together and wins again. By “all together” I mean that he putts to field average and runs away with an event because of his absolutely elite ball-striking. This is the exact type of event where I think that breakthrough will come with a lesser field allowing him to possibly get away with it a bit more.
He’s been in contention lately and his form has been decent going back to the summer, where he charged up the board on Sunday to finish third at the 3M, and was within a few shots of the lead heading into the final rounds at both the Safeway and Corales before tumbling down the board.
Grillo has been closer to breaking through than the results reflect and he shows as one of the top tee-to-green players in heavy winds in this field. I trust his ball-striking to hold up as the weather starts to turn, and maybe it will even blow enough putts on line to have him holding the trophy on Sunday evening.
Peter Malnati (+4000)
Malnati’s current form simply cannot be ignored.
Coming off of a second-place finish at the Sanderson Farms and a fifth-place finish at the Shriners, the 33-year-old seems to be primed for a victory. Malnati gained 4.7 and 6.2 strokes on approach, respectively, in those two events and specializes in Bermudagrass putting.
While he doesn’t hit it far off the tee, that won’t be an issue at Port Royal Golf Course; the second-shortest course on the PGA TOUR. Malnati is a guy who tends to stay relatively hot once he gets into form as evidenced by his lone PGA TOUR victory at the Sanderson Farms in 2015. Leading into his victory, he had a tenth and a sixth in two of his previous three starts prior to the win.
If he can continue to match good ball-striking with his typical excellent putting, Malnati may find himself atop the leaderboard in Bermuda come Sunday.