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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Twofer Tuesday: Bermuda Championship

Twofer Tuesday makes like Captain Jack Sparrow and sails away for a Caribbean vacation at the Bermuda Championship.

Defending champion Brendon Todd

Maybe it's not the pirate utopia of the 17th century, but the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda offers quite the haul for braver members of the PGA Tour. Once host to the Grand Slam of Golf, victory at this event now carries a bounty worth 500 FedExCup points and -- for swashbucklers like defending champion Brendon Todd -- the chance to get your PGA Tour off the ground or back into winning ways.

And for some players it may indeed require a little bravery. The Bermuda Championship will be the first event since the restart to allow spectators, although the number is limited to 500 a day.

So arr, mateys! Let's be making some picks and see if the winds favor the brave.

  • Will Zalatoris is back in a PGA Tour field with the chance to get Special Temporary Membership. Check this: All he needs are THREE FEDEXCUP POINTS, which is no more than a two-way tie for 69th to qualify! He's finished in the Top10 in three of his last four Tour appearances, so I'm hoping he'll sail into another this week.
  • Any pirate worth his salt needs to take a few risks now and then... and mine is Rasmus Hojgaard. This European Tour player got his ET card just last year, but he's already got two wins over there and is #10 in the Race to Dubai. This is a great opportunity to pick up his first PGA Tour win.

GC's live coverage begins Thursday at noon. With Halloween just ahead and the mainland starting to chill down a bit, a little bit of the Caribbean may be just what the rest of us need to quell our shivering timbers. (Okay, that didn't sound quite right but I'm running with it.)


  1. Forgive the geography nerd in me, but it's like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard whenever someone lumps Bermuda đŸ‡§đŸ‡² with the Caribbean when a simple glance at a map betrays the fact that the archipelago, Britain's oldest colony, is actually in the middle of the North Atlantic. Yes, like their Caribbean brethren the majority of Bermuda's residents are black and tourism is a major industry but that's where the similarities end. Bermuda's status as a tax haven where several multinationals maintain offices means that the colony's per capita income is miles ahead of most countries in the Caribbean.

    1. No offense taken, IC. I didn't realize what I had done until I had already posted late Monday, and by then it was too late to rewrite an entire post that had been built around a Pirates of the Caribbean theme. My mind had just grabbed onto the Port Royal course name and ran with it.