Defending champion Brendon Todd, Stewart Cink are among the contenders
The Bermuda Championship is set for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best Bermuda Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Brendon Todd ($11,100)
A year ago, Todd arrived in Bermuda ranked 522nd in the world. One win later, he was off to the races. The defending champion has risen to 41st in the World Golf Ranking, with top 25s at the two most recent majors. He's blossomed into one of the world's best putters, ranking 20th in SG: Putting in 2020 and 10th so far this season. He may not shoot 68-63-67-62 like he did last year, but Port Royal is clearly to his liking.
Will Zalatoris ($10,900)
Back when 2019 dawned — which really wasn't that long ago, no matter how it seems — Zalatoris wasn't in the top 2,000 in the World Golf Ranking. A dominant 2020 on the Korn Ferry Tour served as his launching pad, and his late-2020 callup has rocketed Will Z into semi-stardom on the strength of three PGA Tour top-8 finishes in four starts, including a T6 at the U.S. Open. He's 10th on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green, and if he tightens things up with the putter, superstardom awaits.
Stewart Cink ($7,900)
Cink has the feel of a guy who will dominate the Champions Tour, but first things first: The 47-year-old is fifth in FedExCup points and has a chance to do a little points-racing this week. Remove an out-of-nowhere final-round 81 at the Shriners, and he has a scoring average of 67.45 on the young season. Don't be surprised if he contends for an eighth career win this week.
Jason Dufner ($7,100)
Jason's been off Dufner-ing in a corner for a couple of years now, but there are signs of life. He had four under-par rounds in posting a T29 at the Safeway a few weeks ago, and in his most recent outing, a 68-68 Thursday-Friday just wasn't quite good enough to sneak under the cutline at the Shriners. He's long overdue for a backdoor top 10.
Ryan Armour ($6,600)
A T8 here last year was one of three top 10s on the season for Armour, who for a fortnight this summer was one of the best players on the planet (T6 at the Travelers and T4 at the Rocket Mortgage). Not much to show for this season yet, but he is an accurate driver of the golf ball, which is a nice building block.
Brian Gay ($6,300)
Gay looks like a steal to us at this price. He finished T3 here last year, with four rounds in the 60s, and that kind of course horse-dom makes him a bargain, even with a flurry of MCs since then. His most recent one of those, at the Shriners, featured a 69-68 that makes us think he's close to righting the ship.
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