2021 Bermuda Championship Final Round Preview & Pick: Can Taylor Pendrith Be Caught?
Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images. Pictured: Taylor Pendrith.
Taylor Pendrith followed up his career round of 61 yesterday with an extremely strong 65 today, and he now owns a three-shot lead heading into the final round. I like him to close this out, but there is some value further down the board as well in case he falters.
Let’s begin with Patrick Rodgers who is currently five shots back but presents some decent value at +1200 at DraftKings. He sits fourth on the week in driving distance, which usually is not a huge deal at Port Royal, except that the wind has been a pretty big factor on the week.
Rodgers is also tied for the lead on the week in greens in regulation, hitting the putting surface with a chance for birdie on 43-of-54 holes. Taylor Pendrith has never slept on a 54-hole lead before in his career, so who knows how he will respond. If he comes out shaky, I like the veteran Rodgers to make a run.
Peter Malnati is also worth a look at +4000 on DraftKings, as he ranks inside the top 20 in most statistical categories on the week. He is scrambling well and also sits eighth in putts per GIR. Being that we are in Bermuda this week, there is not shot-link data, so we have to use traditional metrics. Whichever way you slice it, Malnati has been playing great this week and enters the final round six shots behind the leader.
Matt Fitzpatrick probably won’t win, sitting 10 shots back entering play Sunday, but he has made some uncommon mistakes that’s cost him on the greens this week, something that likely won’t continue on Sunday. You can get him at +7000 to finish inside the top five, which presents some nice value as we know he can catch fire with the putter at any time.