2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Odds & Sleeper Picks: 5 Longshots to Bet, Including Will Gordon, Garrick Higgo and Kevin Yu

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Player NameOdds
Denny McCarthy+1600
Thomas Detry+2000
Seamus Power+2200
Mark Hubbard+2200
Nick Hardy+2500
Aaron Rai+2500
Adrian Meronk+2500
Justin Lower+2800
Patrick Rodgers+2800
S.H. Kim+3000
Alex Smalley+3300
Stephan Jaeger+3300
Robby Shelton+3500
Russell Knox+3500
Adam Schenk+4000
Brandon Wu+4000
Adam Long+4500
Greyson Sigg+4500
Byeong-Hun An+4500
Will Gordon+5000
Nick Taylor+5000
Callum Tarren+5000
Chesson Hadley+5500
Harry Hall+5500
Garrick Higgo+5500
Erik van Rooyen+6000
Cameron Percy+6000
Sam Ryder+6000
Zecheng Dou+6600
Joseph Bramlett+6600
Lucas Glover+7000
Doug Ghim+7000
Ryan Armour+7000
Michael Gligic+7000
Austin Eckroat+7500
Tyler Duncan+8000
Andrew Novak+8000
Ben Taylor+8000
C.T. Pan+8000
Kramer Hickok+8000
Charley Hoffman+8000
Henrik Norlander+8000
Austin Smotherman+8000
Brice Garnett+8000
Scott Piercy+9000
Kevin Yu+9000
Hank Lebioda+10000
Matti Schmid+10000
Robert Streb+10000
Michael Kim+10000
Ben Griffin+10000
MJ Daffue+10000
Sam Stevens+10000
Luke Donald+10000
Vincent Norrman+10000
Matthias Schwab+10000
Brian Stuard+11000
Nate Lashley+11000
Ben Martin+11000
Camilo Villegas+11000
Austin Cook+12500
Brian Gay+12500
William McGirt+12500
Augusto Nunez+12500
Chad Ramey+12500
Fabian Gomez+14000
Harrison Endycott+14000
Vaughn Taylor+15000
Erik Barnes+15000
David Lingmerth+15000
Cody Gribble+15000
Seung-Yul Noh+15000
Aaron Baddeley+16000
Nicholas Lindheim+16000
Jonathan Byrd+16000
Philip Knowles+17500
Chris Stroud+17500
Scott Gutschewski+17500
Sean O'Hair+17500
Harry Higgs+17500
David Hearn+17500
Brandon Matthews+17500
Kevin Tway+17500
Scott Brown+18000
Tano Goya+20000
Kevin Roy+20000
Brent Grant+22500
Bill Haas+22500
Trevor Cone+22500
Richy Werenski+22500
Grayson Murray+22500
Scott Harrington+25000
Kevin Chappell+25000
Sung Kang+25000
Eric Cole+25000
Nick Watney+27500
John Vanderlaan+27500
Max McGreevy+30000
Nicolas Echavarria+30000
Dylan Wu+30000
Tyson Alexander+35000
Carson Young+35000
Robert Garrigus+35000
Tommy Gainey+35000
Caleb Surratt+35000
Aaron Jarvis+40000
Akshay Bhatia+40000
Kyle Westmoreland+40000
Sangmoon Bae+40000
Greg Chalmers+40000
Wesley Bryan+40000
Ben Crane+40000
Clay Feagler+40000
Chandler Blanchet+40000
Palmer Jackson+40000
Ricky Barnes+45000
James Nicholas+50000
Ryan Brehm+50000
Jonas Blixt+50000
Bo Van Pelt+50000
Martin Trainer+50000
Trevor Werbylo+60000
J.J. Henry+75000
Michael Sims+100000
D.A. Points+100000
Willie Mack III+100000
D.J. Trahan+100000
Greg Koch+125000
John Daly+150000
Nick Jones+250000
Jarryd Dillas+250000
Kim Swan+500000

As far as PGA TOUR fields go, this week’s crop in Bermuda is about as thin as you’ll ever see. According to the Official World Golf Ranking field strength metric, it’s the worst PGA TOUR field since July, when Tony Finau brought some star power to the 3M Open, which he won.

Take a look at the betting markets, and you’ll quickly notice there are no names of Finau’s caliber teeing it up at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

The favorite at most books is Denny McCarthy, currently the 83rd-ranked player in the world. He’s joined at the top by names only golf junkies would recognize, like Justin Lower and Adrian Meronk. Remember: this is the top of the odds sheet we’re talking about here.

Scan down the odds a bit further, and recognizable names become scarce for most golf bettors. We, however, have a task at hand – we’re looking for sleepers. Amongst this cavalcade of Korn Ferry call-ups and TOUR stalwarts well past their primes, there are plenty of players eager to use this weak field as their chance to lock up a much-needed win to secure their future on TOUR.

This group of five stands a chance to make a big move in Bermuda this weekend:

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 Will Gordon +5500 (bet365)

This might be stretching your definition of sleeper, but it felt necessary to squeeze Will Gordon in here. He enters this week with his game in solid form, earning a PGA TOUR card with a red-hot finish to the Korn Ferry Tour season. Over a three week stretch in August, he posted back-to-back T5 finishes before securing a victory at the Albertsons Boise Open.

In his first three starts under the bright lights, Gordon has looked worthy of his spot, making all three cuts. His T30 at Sanderson was his best performance of the three, but he has the game to compete at the top level, especially against a lesser field like this one.

At FanDuel, he’s listed at +4200, so you’d be wise to secure this number at bet365.

Garrick Higgo +6500 (DraftKings)

Remember the three-week stretch in 2021 where Garrick Higgo looked like the next big thing in the golf world? Starting in April of that year, he ripped off a stretch of impressive finishes on the DP World Tour – T4, a win, T8 and another win. He then ventured stateside, making the cut at the PGA Championship and winning his next start on the PGA TOUR. He was as hot as golfers get.

Then, he just faded away. He didn’t have another top 20 the rest of 2021 and didn’t post a finish higher than T18 in an individual event in the 2022 season. The International Presidents Cup Team was decimated by LIV defections, and yet, no one was clamoring to have this 24-year-old TOUR winner on the squad.

Starting the 2023 season, he may have flashed his first signs of life in a while. In three starts so far, he’s missed two cuts but was T3 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He was T34 in Bermuda last year and could be a nice bet to best that mark this weekend.

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Kevin Yu +9000 (bet365)

While looking for sleepers in a field like this, it’s easy to build a narrative to find a winner. A 24-year-old PGA TOUR rookie with a recent top-20 finish and a penchant for going low pulls off his first victory? You don’t have to squint hard to see that one come true.

Yu was a threat to win throughout last year’s Korn Ferry Tour season, nabbing three top-three finishes in a span of nine starts at one point.

Perhaps best of all for his chances this week, one of his only prior PGA TOUR starts bodes well for strong week in Bermuda. Last year, playing a resort course in island conditions at the Puerto Rico Open, Yu was T7. If he can re-engage that playbook this week, he’s got a chance to compete.

Brian Gay +20000 (BetMGM)

Here’s the pitch: Brian Gay is a big time “horse for the course” here in Bermuda and is playing some of his best golf in a while.

He won this event at this course two years ago, with a T3 and a T12 in 2019 and 2021. Of the players in this week’s field, only Harry Higgs (more on him in a second…) has gained more strokes per round on the field than Gay has at Port Royal Golf Course (per DataGolf). Among players with more than four rounds at this venue, no one is even close to Gay’s +2.13 strokes gained per round at this course.

On top of that, he’s finished T6 or better in two of his last three events. Sure, those events were on the Champions Tour, but top 10s don’t grow on trees, even when playing against the senior crowd. The now-50-year-old Gay might have a pep in his step returning to Bermuda with a chance to extend his career a few more years with a win.

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Harry Higgs +25000 (Parx)

As mentioned above, no one has performed better at this venue than Higgs, though the sample size isn’t much. In his only start in Bermuda, back in the 2020 season, The Big Rig finished solo second.

Unfortunately for Higgs, he hasn’t returned to those heights in quite a while. He’s posted just two top-five finishes since then (one of which was the PGA Championship at Kiawah).

His game, once believed to be rock-steady, has been unstable over the last 18 months, leading to a slew of missed cuts and missed opportunities.

Perhaps a stop in sunny Bermuda is just what the doctor ordered for the fun-loving Higgs. Facing this week’s field, he could be poised for a return to the top of the leaderboard.

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