Keeping Score

Co-favorite Will Zalatoris rides wave to Bermuda

With 3 top-10 results in his past 4 starts, the 24-year-old American seeks to play his way onto the PGA Tour

3: Number of top-10 finishes in his past four starts on the PGA Tour for American Will Zalatoris, who will be among the players to watch this week in the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. Zalatoris has no status on the PGA Tour, but he is working to change that reality. He tied for sixth in the U.S. Open in September before he tied for eighth at the Corales Puntacana Resort event, missed the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship and then tied for fifth in his most recent start, three weeks ago at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He was listed as a 12-1 co-favorite this week, according to Golfodds.com. Zalatoris, 24, who will be making only his 13th career start on the PGA Tour, needs three non-member FedEx Cup points to secure special temporary membership for the rest of the season. The $4 million Bermuda Championship will offer full FedEx Cup points, including 500 to the winner, because the event stands alone on the PGA Tour’s schedule after the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The field includes no one ranked among the top 40 in the world. Defending champion Brendon Todd, at No. 41 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the highest-ranked player in the field and was the other co-favorite, with Zalatoris, at 12-1 (tee times).

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