Golf Betting Tips: 28th to 31st October 2021
We have a relatively quiet week in the world of golf up ahead. The momentum on the European Tour as it builds towards the DP World Tour Championship has been checked as there is no tournament at all this week. That is not to say there is no decent golf though and so the attention turns towards the fairly Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour. This is not the biggest event of the year by any means but with the limelight all to itself it is sure to attract plenty of viewers and plenty of betting action.
Whilst not a hugely prestigious tournament, there are still some very good players making the trip to Port Royal Golf Course. In addition, we have several players who are in desperate need of a big performance for a range of reasons, so while it doesn’t have the billing of some other PGA Tour events, we could still be treated to a thrilling contest. Before we look ahead to the action from Bermuda, let’s take a look back to last week’s golf though ...
Data is revolutionising golf, just like it is in other sports. Players talk about being ‘dialled in’ before tournaments as they head to the driving range to work out the exact distances that their clubs are going. The best golfers, however, know that it is far from a simple game of science and hard numbers. Weather conditions, the lie of the ball and the topography of the course mean that there is a whole host of skill and judgement alongside the science.
Venues like Port Royal Golf Course accentuate the need for guile and shot making. The short, coastal course is a venue at which shorter hitters can compete with their more powerful peers. That much is borne out by the two previous Bermuda Championship winners, Brian Gay and Brendon Todd. Furthermore, this time of year is traditionally slower on the PGA Tour with the big stars choosing their tournaments particularly carefully, so this week’s tournament is a real chance for a relatively unheralded player to secure their playing rights for the next two years.
On paper this looks a very good opportunity for Matt Fitzpatrick to earn his maiden PGA Tour victory. With all due respect to the Bermuda Championship, which has been boosted by getting full PGA Tour status and a new sponsorship with Butterfield Bank, it’s a step below the sort of event at which Fitzpatrick believes he belongs.
Although he’s yet to win on the PGA Tour, Fitzpatrick, currently ranked number 26 in the world, is a cut above most of the rest of the field and arrives in very good form having won at the legendary Valderrama just a couple of weeks ago. Many of the skills he needed to win in Spain will be important once again at Port Royal and Fitzpatrick can pass this test of technique and mentality to win with a front running performance at 14/1. Back that each way.
Fitzpatrick is one of several high class Europeans in the field this week. Russell Knox is another who deserves support in the betting as he looks to add a third European Tour title to his CV. The Scotsman is one of the most accurate players around both in terms of fairways hit off the tee and greens hit in regulation. Throughout the second half of 2021 his strokes gained approaching the green have been up there with the top 25 players in the world and at a course where that will be especially important, Knox is taken to mount a challenge at 40/1.