Weekly Preview: Bermuda Championship

Weekly Preview: Bermuda Championship

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

Bermuda Championship

Port Royal GC
Southampton Parish, Bermuda  

The PGA Tour heads to Bermuda as the two-week run of higher-profile events comes to an end. Though we failed to see a bona fide A-lister come out on top the last couple weeks, some of the big guns were right there, as Nos. 2 and 3 in the OWGR – Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas – hung around until the end of The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. Last week's winner, Patrick Cantlay, and the runner-up two weeks ago – Xander Schauffele – aren't quite at that top level yet, but they're both knocking on the door and will have a golden opportunity to kick it in at The Masters.

No one the caliber of any of those players will be teeing it up in Bermuda, as the top golfers take the week off to prepare for Augusta. A few of those playing in the year's final major may use next week's event as a tune-up, but it probably won't be many. As I always say, though, these types of tournaments provide opportunities for the next big names in golf to jump-start their careers. They can't all burst onto the scene like Rory or Jordan Spieth. Most of these guys, even the soon-to-be stars, need time to develop. There's one particular golfer on the cusp in this week's field, and although he still does not have a win on his ledger, the oddsmakers refuse to let him progress at a natural

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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