The penultimate event of the PGA Tour season has arrived, as a 132-player field heads to Port Royal Golf Course for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, and resident golf expert Jason Sobel has his tips and predictions.
It will be the fifth annual edition of the tournament, most recently won by Irishman Seamus Power in 2022. The 6,828-yard course is shorter than most on the PGA Tour, which should make for a jam-packed leaderboard featuring lesser-known golfers looking to end the season on a high.
2013 Masters champion Adam Scott (+1600 to win outright) is the favorite in a field otherwise lacking star power.
Former Ryder Cup participant Alex Noren (+2200 to win outright) is a name to watch this week, as the Swede is a proven winner on the DP World Tour and has played his best golf of the season in recent months, tallying three top-15 finishes in his last eight starts.
Noren’s specialty is his approach play. The 41-year-old ranks 10th in strokes gained around the green and 23rd in strokes gained putting on the PGA Tour in 2023.
A longshot play to watch is 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner, priced at +17500 to win outright at Port Royal. The 45-year-old’s best days are behind him, but a recent run of top-30 finishes from July to September makes Dufner a name to consider when looking at the bottom end of the board.
For a top-10 finish, David Lipsky (+700 Top 10 finish) could find himself in contention this weekend playing on a shorter course. Lipsky hasn’t finished top-10 since the very first event of 2023, the Sony Open, where he came t-4 at Waialae CC, a course that in some ways resembles this week’s host Port Royal.