The battle for a PGA Tour victory should be wide open this week when the 2021 Bermuda Championship tees off Thursday at Port Royal Golf Club. The past two winners, Brendon Todd (2019) and Brian Gay (2020), broke victory droughts of at least five years, and this year's field is highlighted by up-and-coming young stars and seasoned veterans. Matt Fitzpatrick is the 14-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Bermuda Championship golf odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Christiaan Bezuidenhout the second choice at 16-1. Former Masters champ Patrick Reed (22-1) and rising Chilean star Mito Pereira (22-1) also are among the likely contenders.
Before you lock in any of your Fantasy golf rankings or bet the 2021 Bermuda Championship, you MUST see what fantasy expert Riley Gates has to say.
Gates is a writer for 247Sports and has covered a range of sports for nearly five years. He has followed golf closely for much longer and has a profound knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports.
At last week's Zozo Championship, five of Gates' top 13 golfers finished in the top 10, including Hideki Matsuyama, who won the event in his native country. The 29-year-old trailed by one with eight holes to play but finished with a 65 and a five-stroke victory!
"It is tough to not look at a hometown hero like Matsuyama and feel good about him in his element," Gates said before the 2021 Masters champ stormed back on Sunday.
Now, Gates has ranked the top 20 golfers for the 2021 Bermuda Championship. We can tell you he is getting behind Fitzpatrick this week! The 27-year-old won the Andalucia Masters two weeks ago at Valderrama, his seventh win on the European Tour, and was in the top 10 in five of 20 tour events last season. He hits it short (127th in driving distance last season) but straight (17th in driving accuracy), and the doglegs at Port Royal mostly take distance out of the equation. Gates is looking for him to make his mark on and around the greens and is backing him for a strong finish.
On the other hand, Gates is fading Pereira, even though the young Chilean star is among the favorites and had three Korn Ferry wins last season. The 26-year-old hasn't finished in the top 25 in his past two events after taking third in his season debut at the Fortinet Championship. This is just his 10th tour start, so he could take some time to get acclimated, and his putting (199th in strokes gained) has been poor so far. There are other more polished players to count on, and the golf expert doesn't rank him anywhere near his top five options for your Fantasy golf picks!
Instead, the fantasy expert has a player in his top five who comes in as a long-shot of around 40-1! This veteran is an excellent player around the greens and has been strong tee-to-green so far. Port Royal has already busted some lengthy victory droughts, and this golfer could pull off a STUNNING result and be the key to your Fantasy golf picks! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is and check out Gates' top picks before you bet the 2021 Bermuda Championship or enter any Fantasy golf picks.
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