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2020 Bermuda Championship: Latest betting odds, favorites and sleeper picks for Port Royal Golf Course

Doc Redman
Doc Redman has been saving strokes on his approaches with surgical precision.

The oddsmakers like Will Zalatoris, but Doc Redman looks primed for his 1st PGA Tour victory, and Wesley Bryan rates as a sleeper

With world No. 1 Dustin Johnson sitting out last week after testing positive for COVID-19, the Zozo Championship was there for the taking for Nos. 2 and 3 in the world, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, respectively. However, Patrick Cantlay stole the show with a scintillating final-round 65 to take his first victory of the year and the third of his PGA Tour career. After extremely hot starts for all of our picks, Tyrrell Hatton, Harris English and Justin Rose stumbled on the weekend, with only the sleeper Rose cracking the top 25.

The PGA Tour now heads to the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course, where the world was reacquainted with Brendon Todd, who ended a five-year victory drought and since then has been one of the game’s steadiest players. With Todd, at No. 41 in the world, the highest-ranked player at Bermuda, some of the Tour’s lesser-known players have a good shot at finding the winner’s circle.

According to William Hill, Korn Ferry Tour darling Will Zalatoris rated as the favorite, at 11-1, followed by Todd, at 12-1. Harold Varner III was the third choice, at 25-1, followed by Doc Redman, at 28-1.

For our favorite, Redman rates as a value play at 28-1. Redman arrives in Bermuda with two T-3 results in his past five tournaments – at the Safeway Open and the Wyndham Championship – against more capable fields. He ranked 11th in strokes gained approach as a rookie last year on the PGA Tour, so if he can keep it steady this week, he should contend for his first victory in his 40th career start.

For a midrange pick, Peter Malnati at 40-1 presents a solid value play. In his past two starts, Malnati posted two top-five finishes: runner-up at the Sanderson Farms Championship and a T-5 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He also ranks first on Tour in strokes gained putting early in the 2020-21 season. Malnati is an auto top-10-finish bet.

Wesley Bryan
At 66-1 odds, Wesley Bryan rates as a good sleeper pick to win the Bermuda Championship.

For a sleeper, we’re going with Wesley Bryan at 66-1. The 2017 RBC Heritage winner ranks first in strokes gained approach among the Bermuda Championship field. During weaker PGA Tour stops, iron play is an accurate indicator of who is more likely to be dialed in week-to-week. Bryan recently finished T-12 at Sanderson Farms, so do not be surprised if he’s contending on Sunday.

2020 picks scoreboard:

Winners: 3
Top 10s: 15
Top 25s: 7
Misses: 24

Here are some notable odds, according to William Hill:
Will Zalatoris 11-1
Brendon Todd 12-1
Harold Varner III 25-1
Doc Redman 28-1
Denny McCarthy 30-1
Emiliano Grillo 30-1
Henrik Stenson 33-1
Kristoffer Ventura 33-1
Rasmus Hojgaard 35-1
Charley Hoffman 35-1
Cameron Tringale 35-1
Luke List 40-1
Justin Suh 40-1
Aaron Wise 40-1
Henrik Norlander 40-1
Stewart Cink 40-1
Peter Malnati 40-1
Adam Schenk 40-1
Maverick McNealy 40-1
Pat Perez 45-1
Danny Willett 45-1
Sepp Straka 50-1
Scott Stallings 50-1
Tom Lewis 50-1
Scott Piercy 50-1
Patrick Rodgers 50-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 50-1
Chesson Hadley 55-1
Russell Knox 55-1
Padraig Harrington 55-1
Tyler McCumber 60-1
Wesley Bryan 66-1
Wyndham Clark 66-1
Jhonattan Vegas 66-1
Troy Merritt 66-1
Brian Stuard 66-1
Doug Ghim 70-1
Anirban Lahiri 80-1
Max Homa 80-1
Cameron Percy 80-1
Will Gordon 80-1
Branden Grace 80-1
Kyle Stanley 80-1
Joseph Bramlett 80-1
Beau Hossler 80-1
Brice Garnett 80-1
Matt Jones 80-1
Bronson Burgoon 90-1
Hank Lebioda 100-1
Jason Dufner 100-1
Nick Watney 100-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 100-1
Rob Oppenheim 100-1
Seamus Power 100-1
Hudson Swafford 100-1
Bo Hoag 100-1
Keith Mitchell 100-1
Ben Martin 100-1
Scott Harrington 100-1

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