There might not be any superstar names playing at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, but bettors get value odds. Betting on golf markets have Adam Scott favored to win at +1600, which is a blast from the past. However, there are better value bets.
We identify three of the golfers you need on your ticket.
Adding Another to the List
Luke List is already a PGA Tour winner this year after taking out the Sanderson Farms Championship in a five-way playoff. He led the PGA leaderboard after the one-hole playoff, which was his second career win. He broke through as a 37-year-old last year in the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open, so it’s never too late to win on Tour.
He was overjoyed to have his family watch him sink the final putt.
“I think all my emotion kind of came out after that putt, and then it was just shock, really, still. But to have them there means everything, the last one my son was a little smaller and he’s starting to get into golf a little bit. But just my wife, she’s incredible, and her steadiness and perseverance to keep me level and positive is a job in itself. List said.
We thought he would have been shorter with Butterfield Bermuda Championship markets, so we’re happy with the +2500 available. His odds have lengthened after markets opened, but we expect him to be near the top of the leaderboard throughout the tournament.
Todd Gets the Nod
Brendon Todd is never too far away, hence his Butterfield Bermuda Championship odds of +1800. He comes off a sixth-place finish at the Fortinet Championship behind Sahith Theegala, and having not played since the middle of September should have done him some good. The 38-year-old had a busy season, including making it to the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
He narrowly missed out on the Tour Championship, but he’s good enough to add his name to the golf major champions list in the near future. He is a three-time PGA Tour winner, with the most recent coming at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2019. That’s not the hardest tournament to win, but only two weeks prior he won the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
Being a past winner of this tournament makes him even harder to beat, so take the +1800 odds before they shorten.
Bennett to Realise Potential
It has been an interesting start to the career of Sam Bennett, who finished T16 at the 2023 Masters as an amateur. Following that performance, he turned pro and finished a respectable T43 at the U.S. Open.
He hasn’t done much since turning professional, including missing the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship. However, as he showed at Augusta, he’s much better than that.
The 23-year-old needs to harness his enthusiasm, and pretending he’s player a major championship could also work in his favour. Making the cut would be a good start for Bennett, but we’re happy to take the risk and include him in selections.
The young American is a +7500 chance to win, so he’s a risky wager, but the odds make him a worthwhile bet.