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PGA DFS: Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2023

by Conor Coughlin

Welcome to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship! We had a rough go last week for our PGA DFS lineups. It’s time to get back on track with a tougher course and a much worse field! Don’t be afraid to roster the golfers you know this week. I have a lot of lineups that have a core of three players under $8,000. You can build solid, balanced lineups. If you fancy some risk, see my strategy below for how to attack from a more studs-and-duds angle!

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PGA DFS: Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2023

Course Breakdown

Port Royal Golf Course

  • Southampton, Bermuda
  • Par 71
  • 6,830 yards
  • Bermuda Greens

Port Royal Golf Course is a very short coastal golf course. The main teeth of this course is the weather. It is often windy and will be as such this week. Given that this is a shorter course, I don’t see the inherent upside of bombers as we have projected in previous weeks during the PGA Tour wrap-around season.

The trend seems to lean towards shorter, accurate hitters who can fight their way through windier conditions. Off-the-tee accuracy, not distance, may prove to be of vital importance as many of these holes are nestled against the coastline. Accuracy will matter this week, and I like golfers who can also get up and down if the wind plays havoc and they find themselves missing fairways or greens.

Stats to Build Around:

  • Shots Gained Tee to Green
  • Good Drives Gained
  • Shots Gained Scrambling
  • Shots Gained Approach
  • Shots Gained Par 3’s
  • Shots Gained Par 5’s
  • Shots Gained Total in Windy/Extreme Conditions

PGA DFS Strategy

Lesser-field events are always tricky. There will always be random golfers you fall in love with stat-wise, and they just don’t show up. It’s a volatile time of year for sure. I recommend going with a buckshot approach with some of the lesser-known players. Don’t over-invest or get sucked into the “Average DFS Points” listed on DraftKings. These players have high upside, but also a very low floor. I like building a solid core of three or four top-tier proven players and then plugging in some of the lesser-known golfers in a somewhat random assortment and hope that my model has churned out the right skill set. These are the weeks I trust my stats more than my eyes. In a field like this… pinch your nose and plug ’em in. Also, play within your means this week, considering the high volatility.

Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2023 DFS Plays

(Prices courtesy of DraftKings)

High-Tier Plays ($9,000 & Above)

  • Adam Scott ($10,700)
  • Brendon Todd ($10,300)
  • Lucas Glover ($9,500)
  • Luke List ($9,200)
  • Taylor Pendrith ($9,100)
  • Doug Ghim ($9,000)

High-Tier Fades ($9,000 & Above)

  • Thomas Detry ($10,500)
  • Lucas Herbert ($9,800)
  • Ben Griffin ($9,300)

Mid-Tier Plays ($7,600-$8,900)

  • Alex Smalley ($8,900)
  • Mark Hubbard ($8,800)
  • Troy Merritt ($7,800)

Mid-Tier Fades ($7,600-$8,900)

  • Nick Hardy ($8,600)
  • Davis Riley ($8,400)
  • Peter Kuest ($7,900)
  • Adam Long ($7,600)
  • Harry Hall ($7,600)

Low-Tier Plays ($7,500 & Below)

  • Martin Laird ($7,500)
  • Ryan Moore ($7,400)
  • Russell Knox ($7,300)
  • Kelly Kraft ($7,200)
  • Kevin Chappell ($6,800)
  • Chase Johnson ($6,500)

Low-Tier Fades ($7,500 & Below)

  • Sam Bennett ($7,300)
  • Austin Smotherman ($7,200)
  • Brian Gay ($6,700)

Good luck this week! Thanks for checking out my PGA DFS picks for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, and be sure to check us out live every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EST on the 19th Hole Live

*Photo Credit: David Yeazell – USA TODAY Sports*

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