2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Predictions & Preview

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It has been a long season of golf but we are finally heading towards the end of the FedEx Cup Fall Series. The 2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship is the penultimate tournament of the tour and a total of 500 FedEx Cup points are on offer. 

Players are still looking to wrap-up their PGA Tour cards for 2024 so there is still plenty left at stake as we head to Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda this week. Be sure to take a look at my Bermuda Championship predictions below!

2023 PGA WWT Championship Results 

Last week, I previewed the 2023 PGA WWT Championship from Mexico. Erik van Rooyen was crowned the champion as he defeated Matt Kuchar and Camilo Villegas by two strokes. 

Sadly, I wasn’t able to land any of my WWT Championship picks. I backed Ludvig Aberg and Akshay Bhatia to go on and win the tournament but they both finished T10, ten strokes behind the winner. 

Nevertheless, I am determined to bounce back this week with my Bermuda Championship predictions. Check out my handicapper page, Ashlee Kiddell, to find out my picks for this week. 

2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Preview

When: Thursday, November 9th – Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Where: Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton Parish, Bermuda

TV: Golf Channel / Peacock

Field: 132 Golfers 

Purse: $6,500,000 (Winner gets $1,170,000)

Irish golfer Seamus Power is the current holder of the Bermuda Championship as he defeated Thomas Detry in 2022 by just one stroke. However, he will not be playing in the 2023 tournament. 

The tournament was first played on the PGA Tour in 2019 as Brendon Todd became the inaugural champion. He still holds the record score for the Bermuda Championship as he won with a score of 24-under, beating Harry Higgs by four strokes. 

There has been just one playoff in the Bermuda Championship before. Bryan Gay and Wyndham Clark were both locked on 15-under in 2020 but it was the former who would go on and win the title. 

Port Royal Golf Course Information

Par: 71 / Yards: 6,828

Greens: Bermudagrass

Par 3s: 4 / Par 4s: 11 / Par 5s: 3

Players should not expect to face too much of a challenge as they head to Bermuda this week. The Port Royal Golf Course is considered to be one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour and is incredibly short at just 6,828 yards. 

Weather is set to make an impact on how the tournament will play out. Todd’s victory in 2019 saw him win with a score of 24-under. However, wind can significantly increase the number of shots that golfers will take. 

Past winners haven’t necessarily been great off the tee and with the driver. Therefore, those who have shone in the short game and with the flat stick before should be considered as top contenders. 

Expert PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Predictions for 2023

Bhatia was one of my choices to win the WWT Championship but he was only able to secure a T10 finish. Nevertheless, it was still a strong display and the 21-year-old is an exciting prospect. He will be looking to build on his T17 finish in last year’s Bermuda Championship and has performed well at seaside, tropical courses in the past. He has been in solid form of late too and was crowned the champion of the Barracuda Championship back in July. 

The current market leader Adam Scott (+1550) has played in just one tournament since the BMW Championship back in September. Finishing T41 at the ZOZO Championship last month, he will be searching for a higher finish here. He has previously won at Port Royal Golf Course as he secured a 2013 victory in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 

The fact that Scott hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2020 – his only win over the past seven years – leaves me with my recommendation to fade him. There are plenty of other better candidates to win the tournament at a lot greater value. He also failed to crack the top-20 at either of the Sony Open or the RBC Heritage this year and those two courses are two good indicators for success for Bermuda Championship predictions. 

Looking for his second victory at the Bermuda Championship, Todd (+1750) is another popular choice this week. He hasn’t played since the Fortinet Championship back in September but he managed to finish sixth at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course. He loves playing on bermudagrass and has won at Port Royal Golf Course in the past so it’s not a surprise he is one of the favorites for Bermuda Championship predictions this week. 

Top Contenders to Win the 2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Luke List (+2800) should be considered a top contender for Bermuda Championship predictions. List won the Sanderson Farms Championship last month, which is played on bermudagrass, and so he could excel once again here. However, he failed to perform at the WWT Championship in Mexico, recording a T45 finish. 

Those who have performed well on bermudagrass greens in the past have a great shot at performing well again here. That also gives the nod to Ben Griffin (+2000) after he finished T2 at Sanderson Farms. That wasn’t the first time that he has performed well on those types of greens. 

Griffin finished T12 at the Sony Open in Hawaii back in January, which is also a good indicator of success here since it is a coastal course. Let’s not forget he finished T3 in the 2022 Bermuda Championship and was just two shots off the winner. 

Major champion Lucas Glover (+1800) is another top choice. He won back-to-back tournaments over the summer when playing on bermudagrass. Glover won the Wyndham Championship in August, before winning the first FedEx Cup playoff event of the season at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. 

He will be hoping to respond after a disappointing T59 finish at the WWT Championship last week. Nonetheless, he has tasted victory at Port Royal before, winning the 2009 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. 

Longshots to Win the 2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Henrik Norlander (+8000) is an interesting longshot candidate. Norlander also performed well at the Sanderson Farms Championship, finishing T2. He finished T35 at the Shriners Children’s Open a week later but failed to make the cut at the WWT Championship last weekend. He has been hot with the putter recently, though, so stands a chance at success here. 

Another outside contender that has a chance at performing well is David Lipsky (+7000). His T4 finish at the Sony Open proves that he has performed well in similar conditions in the past. However, his form has been pretty woeful of late since he has failed to make the cut in two of his last four tournaments. In the other two, he finished T51. 

Currently priced at +10000, Villegas is a big outside contender this week. He failed to make the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship but bounced back in a big way last week at the WWT Championship with a T2 finish. Could be worth a $10 bet, right? 

2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Predictions – Outright Winner

It’s time now to take a look at my Bermuda Championship predictions. I have selected three outright winners to go on and win the tournament. 

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2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship – Top 10 Finish

I was close to selecting Griffin as one of my outright winners for Bermuda Championship predictions. However, I like his price for a top-10 finish. He has performed well at Port Royal in the past and is in good form too. 

At +8000, Norlander could be a great longshot pick. However, I like his price of +850 to finish inside the top-10 so I am going for him as my second pick in this market. Hopefully his strong putting ability of late will help him perform well here. 

Best Bet: Ben Griffin (+280) & Henrik Norlander (+850)

2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship Odds

Here are the odds for the top 30 golfers at the 2023 PGA Butterfield Bermuda Championship (subject to change):

  • Adam Scott (+1550)
  • Brendan Todd (+1750)
  • Akshay Bhatia (+1800)
  • Lucas Glover (+1800)
  • Taylor Pendrith (+1800)
  • Thomas Detry (+1800)
  • Lucas Herbert (+2000)
  • Alex Smalley (+2000)
  • Ben Griffin (+2000)
  • Alex Noren (+2300)
  • Doug Ghim (+2300)
  • Mark Hubbard (+2500)
  • Luke List (+2800)
  • Davis Riley (+3500)
  • Nick Hardy (+3500)
  • Brandon Wu (+4000)
  • Dylan Wu (+4500)
  • Vincent Whaley (+4500)
  • Ryan Palmer (+5000)
  • MJ Daffue (+5000)
  • Matti Schmid (+5000)
  • Justin Lower (+5000)
  • Troy Merrit (+5500)
  • Lanto Griffin (+5500)
  • Austin Smotherman (+5500)
  • Adam Long (+6000)
  • Zecheng Dou (+6000)
  • Kramer Hickok (+6500)
  • Peter Kuest (+6500)
  • David Lipsky (+7000)