Bermuda Championship 2021 picks: We’re betting on one of golf’s next stars


Top-10 results from the Zozo Championship: Caddie: 1 for 1 (Hideki Matsuyama +170); Everybody else: 0 for 1

Top-10 results from this season: Powers: 2 for 5 (up 14 units); Mayo: 1 for 5 (up 10 units); Caddie: 1 for 5 (down 2.3 units); Gdula: 0 for 5 (down 5 units); Gehman: 0 for 5 (down 5 units); Hennessey: 0 for 5 (down 5 units); Alldrick: 0 for 5 (down 5 units)
Bermuda Championship 2021 picks: One and Done

Gehman: Seamus Power — It’s easy to overlook just how good Power has been on the PGA Tour this year. In his last 50 rounds, he gained 1.21 strokes per round, the 12th-best average of anyone on tour. Of those 12 golfers, he’s one of only five golfers to hit at least 62 percent of his fairways, which is going to be a valuable skill set in Bermuda this week.

Previous weeks: Fortinet Championship: Kevin Na; Sanderson Farms Championship: Mito Pereira. Shriners: Abraham Ancer. CJ Cup: Louis Oosthuizen. Zozo Championship: Hideki Matsuyama.

Hennessey: Seamus Power — Power gained nearly seven strokes on approach last week and ranks 11th in this field over the past 24 rounds in Good Drives Gained, per Fantasy National. He’s a good bet to contend, and odds are, you won’t be tempted to play Power elsewhere this year.

Previous weeks: Fortinet Championship: Emiliano Grillo; Sanderson Farms Championship: Carlos Ortiz. Shriners: Abraham Ancer. CJ Cup: Collin Morikawa. Zozo Championship: Takumi Kanaya.

Powers: Patrick Rodgers — Oh yeah, we’re going all in on P-Rodge this week.

Previous weeks: Fortinet Championship: Brendan Steele. Sanderson Farms Championship: Mito Pereira. Shriners: Aaron Wise. CJ Cup: Talor Gooch. Zozo Championship: Joaquin Niemann.

By The Numbers

6,828 – The yardage for Port Royal, the longest course on Bermuda, but the second shortest course on the PGA Tour schedule behind Pebble Beach.

$1,170,000 – The winner’s share of the purse this week, a staggering increase from previous years. In the first two years of existence this event paid out $540,000 and $720,000 to the winner.

7 – The number of European Tour wins for Matt Fitzpatrick, including last week. He is still looking for his first PGA Tour victory and is the favorite this week (10-1).

76 percent – The percentage of tournaments (38 out of 50) that Patrick Reed has gained strokes on the field since 2010 on courses that are 7,000 yards or shorter.

About our experts

Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, owner of the Mayo Media Network and host of The Pat Mayo Experience. (Subscribe for video or audio. Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo is on the board of governors

Brandon Gdula, managing editor and analyst for NumberFire, a FanDuel daily-fantasy analysis company, recently won the 2018 fantasy sports-writers association Golf Writer of the Year *(congrats, Brandon!)*. Gdula also co-hosts the DFS Heat Check podcast.

Rick Gehman is the founder of and the RickRunGood YouTube Channel, is one of the industry’s leading experts on golf DFS and gambling. Gehman is co-host of the First Cut Podcast and appears regularly on the Pat Mayo Experience golf podcasts. Follow him on Twitter: @RickRunGood.

Lee Alldrick of FanShare Sports started out writing an article highlighting the best bargain plays for fantasy golf under his twitter handle @DKGolfBargains. His success at this prompted FanShare Sports to enlist him as a guest writer, which evolved into him writing the weekly Under The Radar article. As a U.K.-based expert, Alldrick’s insight into European Tour regulars and low priced, low owned plays has provided an invaluable edge for readers when it comes to DFS GPPs.

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