Bermuda Championship 2019: Your form guide ahead of this week's brand new event

Bermuda Championship 2019, Port Royal
The wonderful 16th hole at Port Royal

We're off to Port Royal for the Bermuda Championship which makes its PGA Tour debut on Thursday. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"The shorter hitters, such as Zac Blair, or the mid-range guys like Robby Shelton, will feel they have a better chance than normal to register a victory, although driving into the coastal wind will give them a few headaches too."

The PGA Tour makes a first ever trip to Bermuda for this week's tournament at the stunning Port Royal Golf Club.

Located in the south-west of this elongated Atlantic island, around 850 miles from the North Carolina coast, Port Royal was designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1970.

For six straight years from 2009 it hosted the Grand Slam of Golf, a 36-hole four-player tournament involving the major champions from each of those particular seasons.

Bermuda's Tourism Authority has signed a five-year agreement with the PGA Tour to be title sponsors of this new event through to 2023.

Island Conditions

Ahead of staging its first Grand Slam of Golf, more than $14m was spent on renovating the course which was officially re-opened on July 21st, 2009.

Wind will most definitely be an issue this week, with water coming into play on seven holes - and possibly a couple more depending on how inaccurate a tee shot or an approach may be.

There are also a handful of interesting dog-legs to master on a course where six of the par-four holes are less than 400 yards in length.

Mediocre Field

None of the world's top 50 has made the journey into the Atlantic, meaning this week's event is likely to be one of the most difficult to predict.

With no course history for guidance, current form plays a more prominent role when trying to pick a winner on Sunday.

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This is one of those weeks which offers this year's Korn Ferry Tour graduates an excellent opportunity to grab a win at the top table.

Lanto Griffin has already successfully made the switch, thanks to his triumph in Houston earlier this month.

The shorter hitters, such as Zac Blair, or the mid-range guys like Robby Shelton, will feel they have a better chance than normal to register a victory, although driving into the coastal wind will give them a few headaches too.

In-form Scott Harrington tied-for-second in Houston, and has made a solid start to the 2019/20 season.

Two others to take a peek at are Brian Stuard and Mark Hubbard.

Stuard, who finished 82nd on last season's FedEx Cup standings, is not the longest of hitters but showed up well for the categories judging approach shots from between 50 and 125 yards and also from 100 to 125 yards - he finished 2018/19 inside the top-10 for both.

With six of the 11 par-four holes below 400 yards in length, a large proportion of the approach shots are likely to be shorter than usual - especially if sea breezes are not overly strong.

Meanwhile, Hubbard is another mid-range driver who has begun the new campaign in good shape and is currently 12th in the FedEx Cup table - albeit at this early stage of the campaign.

Twitter: Andy Swales @GolfStatsAlive

Table Below Shows Form Over Last 10 Weeks

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34
Alexander Noren 18 34 15 28 MC 40
Scottie Scheffler 28 74 16 7 7 11
Russell Knox 28 48 15 46 MC
Aaron Wise MC 39
Branden Grace 46 MC MC 60 MC
Lanto Griffin 1 18 17 11 13 7
Brian Stuard 72 4 17 28 MC
Denny McCarthy 9 9 18 31
Doc Redman 13 42 MC 52 24
Zack Sucher MC 18 24 MC MC
Beau Hossler 13 29 MC 67 25
Kristoffer Ventura MC 18 62 MC 56 MC
Robby Shelton MC 42 52 28 7 39
Harry Higgs MC MC 23 MC 19 11
Mark Hubbard 2 42 13 MC 10 4
Sepp Straka 4 MC MC MC MC
Ryan Armour 23 MC MC MC
Scott Harrington 2 23 MC 24 43
Brian Gay 42 7 23 65
Kramer Hickok 23 MC MC MC 3 5
Scott Stallings MC 55 28 MC
Peter Uihlein MC 63 23 36 15 MC
Roger Sloan MC MC 13 MC
Sam Ryder 28 18 MC MC 31
Zac Blair 28 MC 4 MC MC 9
Robert Streb 28 MC 23 66 30
Cameron Percy MC 7 11 63 MC 11
Fabian Gomez 55 56 18 MC 2 51
Nelson Ledesma 74 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Henrik Norlander 45 MC MC MC MC 7 MC
Chase Seiffert MC MC 65 MC MC
Ryan Brehm 45 MC MC MC MC 46 5
Wes Roach 28 MC MC 26 61
Josh Teater MC MC MC 74 MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 51 MC 44 61 47
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 39 9 MC MC MC MC
Cameron Davis MC MC 28 MC 13 25
Tyler McCumber 28 66 MC 47
Rhein Gibson 76 33 MC 57 MC MC
Mark Anderson MC MC 28 36 60
Shawn Stefani 66 28 MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC 64 MC MC
Michael Gellerman 51 MC 39 MC 61
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 45 MC 5
Doug Ghim MC MC 31 19 37
Hank Lebioda MC 44 MC 36 19 11
Sebastian Cappelen 66 MC 54 64 MC MC
Bo Hoag 51 73 44 54 MC 39
Michael Gligic 28 49 MC MC 43
Roberto Castro 45 52 57
Tyler Duncan MC 56 MC MC 4 30
Seamus Power 61 MC MC 51 MC
Dominic Bozzelli 59 MC 6 47 Wd MC
Maverick McNealy 17 37 52 MC MC 60
DJ Trahan 45 MC 36 7 MC
Joseph Bramlett 74 MC 14 26 25
Ollie Schniederjans 75 56
Vince Covello MC MC MC 47 67
Jonathan Byrd MC 54 47 MC 20
Chris Baker MC MC MC MC 4 37
David Hearn MC 52 23 57 4 61
Tim Wilkinson MC MC
Ben Taylor 55 29 MC MC MC MC MC
Sangmoon Bae MC MC MC MC
Brendon Todd 28 MC MC MC MC 67 20
Rafael Campos 59 33 61 MC MC
Chad Campbell 9 MC
Patrick Fishburn
Ben Crane MC 45 MC 22 MC
George McNeill 66 MC 6 MC
Rob Oppenheim 45 MC 52 MC 24 33 9
Davis Love
Alex Cejka Wd 61 MC
David Lingmerth MC MC MC MC
Chip McDaniel MC
JJ Henry 61 MC MC
Robert Garrigus 70 MC MC
Eric Axley
Arjun Atwal MC MC MC
Derek Ernst MC MC
John Senden MC MC MC
Rod Pampling MC MC
John Merrick MC MC
Tim Herron MC MC
Ricky Barnes 28 62 67
Smylie Kaufman MC Wd MC
Tommy Gainey MC 36
Parker McLachlin MC MC
Fred Funk
Robert Allenby MC MC
Daniel Chopra MC 68 61 MC
Brendon de Jonge MC MC
Cameron Beckman
Graham DeLaet 70 MC
Will MacKenzie
Ted Purdy
Brett Quigley
John Rollins MC MC MC
Brian Davis
Kevin Stadler MC MC MC Wd
Boo Weekley 21 MC MC Wd
Mike Weir
Joey Sindelar
Chris Couch
Heath Slocum
Charlie Beljan
Jason Bohn
Bo Van Pelt MC MC 62
Carlos Franco
Jonathan Kaye
Keith Clearwater
Mark Wilson
Frank Lickliter
Paul Stankowski
Spike McRoy
Mike Heinen
Grant Waite
Neal Lancaster
Mark Hensby
Michael Bradley
Troy Matteson
Taylor Funk
Gary Nicklaus
Michael Sims

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