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Golf Glance: Full FedEx Cup points at stake in Bermuda

Field Level Media
27 Oct 2021, 05:55 GMT+10

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.


LAST TOURNAMENT: Zozo Championship (Hideki Matsuyama)

THIS WEEK: Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Southampton, Bermuda, Oct. 28-31

Course: Port Royal Golf Course (Par 71, 6,828 yards)

Purse: $6.5M (Winner: $1.17M)

Defending Champion: Brian Gay

FedEx Cup Leader: Sam Burns


TV: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel)

NOTES: Typically an alternate-field event, this year's tournament has a full 500 FedEx Cup points available with the WGC-HSBC Championship event canceled for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Former Masters champions Patrick Reed and Danny Willett are in the field. ... Stephan Jaeger and Joseph Bramlett are in the field after leading the Korn Ferry Tour points list and the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, respectively. ... Sponsor exemptions include 2021 Walker Cup teammates John Pak and Austin Eckroat, who led this year's PGA Tour University rankings. ... Port Royal was designed by Robert Trent Jones and played host to the Grand Slam of Golf from 2009-14. ... Monday qualifiers were Erik Barnes, Patrick Flavin, Kyle Wilshire and Matt Hill. ... Brendon Todd set the tournament scoring record of 260 with his win in 2019.

BEST BETS: Matthew Fitzpatrick (1000 at DraftKings) is coming off a victory at the Andalucia Masters on the European Tour. ... Christiaan Bezuidenhout (1200) won twice on the European Tour late last year and served notice with a solo seventh at Bay Hill. He's coming off a solo fifth at the BMW PGA Championship last month. ... Mito Pereira (1600) won a trio of KFT events to launch onto the PGA Tour, and he has four top-6 finishes in his past 10 starts, including a T4 at the Olympics. ... Reed (2000) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 24. Working his way back from a bout with pneumonia that landed him in the hospital, Reed tied for 68th in his last start two weeks ago at The CJ Cup. ... Russell Knox (4000) finished T16 here last year. The Florida resident has a history of success on Bermuda grass, including two top-3 finishes at The Honda Classic.

NEXT WEEK: World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico, Nov. 4-7


LAST TOURNAMENT: BMW Ladies Championship (Jin Young Ko)


NEXT TOURNAMENT: Pelican Women's Championship, Belleair, Fla., Nov. 11-14

Champions Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: Dominion Energy Charity Classic (Bernhard Langer)


NEXT WEEK: TimberTech Championship, Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 5-7

--Field Level Media

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