Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2021: Form guide for this week's event at Port Royal

Port Royal: Stages the Bermuda Championship for a third time
Port Royal: Stunning on a good day, but tricky when the wind blows

The PGA Tour heads to Port Royal for the third staging of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Words and form stats by Andy Swales...

"Another recent victor is fellow Englishman Danny Willett who triumphed at St Andrews earlier this month, so should feel reasonably comfortable if the wind blows in Bermuda."

The PGA Tour has travelled 7,500 miles, across 12 time zones, to reach Port Royal Golf Club on Bermuda's south-west coast.

Of the 77 players who teed-up in Japan on Sunday, just seven have headed to the small North Atlantic island for this week's Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

This will be the third staging of a tournament played over a 51-year-old course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is owned by the Bermuda Government.

Since opening in 1970, Port Royal has undergone two renovations. The first was carried out by the original architect in 1995, with Roger Rulewich leading the second facelift 13 years later.

This most recent upgrade came at a cost of $14.5m, as the course was being prepared to stage the now-defunct 36-hole Grand Slam of Golf.

This particular tournament, which comprised of the season's four major championship winners, was held at Port Royal for six straight years, starting in 2009.

On the tee

Just three members of the world's top 50 will be among the starters on Thursday.

Among those teeing-up in the British Overseas Territory are Patrick Reed and Matt Fitzpatrick who was a winner last time out at Valderrama.

Another recent victor is fellow Englishman Danny Willett who triumphed at St Andrews earlier this month, so should feel reasonably comfortable if the wind blows in Bermuda.

The third highest-ranked golfer taking part - behind Reed and Fitzpatrick - is South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout who hasn't competed for seven weeks.

On his last outing he finished fifth in the PGA Championship at Wentworth, while seven days earlier he'd stood on the podium at the prestigious Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Georgia.

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The 27-year-old has already seen his compatriots Erik van Rooyen and Garrick Higgo claim maiden PGA Tour titles this year, so he'll be keen to join them in the winners' enclosure ASAP.

The world No 43 is a three-time winner on the European Tour.

This week's event is certainly wide open, and will be one of the PGA Tour's weaker fields of the year.

Among the recent Korn Ferry Graduates stepping up a tier this season is Mississippi's Hayden Buckley who has started life impressively at the top table.

The world No 160 has already posted a brace of top 10s during his rookie campaign which only got underway last month.

Course details

Located around 770 miles from the North Carolina coast, Port Royal is one of the most highly-rated public courses in the world.

This coastal resort can be stunning on a good day but windswept on a bad one.

It is not the longest of layouts on the PGA Tour calendar, and the fairways are reasonably generous.

Water is only an issue on four holes, although the undulating greens will certainly test this week's competitors.

The iconic par-three 16th is one of the most photographed holes in golf.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Weeks / Port Royal (2019/20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34
Patrick Reed 68 MC 17
Matt Fitzpatrick 1 20 MC MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 5 3 58 10
Garrick Higgo 75 MC MC MC 64
Lucas Herbert MC MC 45 58 4
Guido Migliozzi MC MC 17 MC 34 7
Thomas Detry MC MC 4 Dq MC 27
Guillermo Pereira 40 31 3
Lucas Glover 45 67 58 38 MC
Dylan Frittelli MC 39 MC 56
Danny Willett 21 1 MC 71 MC MC
Seamus Power 21 MC 31
Aaron Rai 25 MC MC MC 14 41 45 2
Stephan Jaeger MC 26 MC 2 4
Adam Hadwin 6 45 MC MC
Matthias Schwab 15 MC 12 8 64 4
Greyson Sigg 47 MC 30 MC 34 1
David Lipsky 4 MC 22 Wd 4 54
Kramer Hickok 57 MC MC 56
Hayden Buckley 8 4 MC 4 MC 7
Chad Ramey 14 63 MC 11 18 7
Joseph Bramlett MC 58 42 1 27 20
Sepp Straka 66 MC MC MC MC
Adam Svensson MC MC 51 27 1 20
Brandon Hagy 54 56 58 MC MC
Kurt Kitayama 45 MC MC 11 MC 32
Nick Taylor 47 MC 64
Patrick Rodgers MC 6 15 MC 20
Hank Lebioda MC MC MC
Scott Stallings MC MC 6 MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC 2 27 34 20
Matthew NeSmith 48 14 MC 51 MC
Mark Hubbard 44 16 MC MC 32
Harry Hall 8 33 MC 69
David Skinns MC 69 48 MC
Brian Stuard MC MC MC MC
Denny McCarthy MC 17 MC 71
Taylor Pendrith 47 39 36 20 34
Ryan Armour MC 51 33 32
Peter Malnati 74 MC 51 22 47
Graeme McDowell 71 22 49
Seth Reeves MC 8 MC 64 MC
Peter Uihlein 47 48 16 32
Camilo Villegas 35 MC MC 34 MC
Anirban Lahiri 64 MC 56
Lee Hodges 27 45 MC 4 45
Brandon Wu MC MC MC MC 27 43
Paul Barjon 39 42 4 73
Max McGreevy MC MC 8 MC MC
Russell Knox MC 29 58 MC
Nick Hardy 26 36 27 MC MC
Bo Hoag MC 58 32 61
Austin Cook 67 11 11 MC 32
Danny Lee MC 20 MC 69
Vincent Whaley 65 MC 41 4 10
Dylan Wu MC 47 MC 27 16
Nick Watney 56 2 30
Austin Smotherman 66 MC 57 32
Chase Seiffert 51 MC 45 MC
Andrew Novak 58 MC 27 42 43
Beau Hossler 16 MC MC 61
Vaughn Taylor 58
Curtis Thompson MC MC MC 74 MC 61
Erik Barnes MC MC 43
Brett Drewitt MC MC MC 22 MC
Scott Brown MC MC MC MC
Justin Lower MC 15 45 32
Sahith Theegala MC 8 47 6 4 MC
Cameron Percy 64
Davis Riley 56 MC MC MC 20
JJ Spaun 35 68 MC MC 2
Bo Van Pelt MC MC 71 22 54
Brian Gay Wd MC MC
Ben Kohles MC MC 20 10 54
Dawie van der Walt MC 22 15 10 MC
Jason Dufner 42
Alex Smalley 47 31 MC 15 4 48
Michael Gligic MC 66 20 10 MC
Ben Martin MC 33 MC MC
Sean O`Hair 58 Wd MC 48
Callum Tarren MC MC MC 4 26
Austin Eckroat
Luke Donald 53 27 MC MC
Scott Gutschewski MC 51 52 18 10
Fabian Gomez MC MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC 61
Tommy Gainey 33 MC 79
David Lingmerth MC 55 73
Patrick Flavin
Jim Knous 11 MC MC MC
David Hearn MC 58 MC 61
Ludvig Aberg
Sangmoon Bae 6
Greg Chalmers 64 MC MC
Jonathan Byrd MC
Chris Stroud MC
Seung-Yul Noh Wd MC MC 71 MC 26
Derek Ernst
Andres Romero
Michael Kim Dq
Martin Trainer MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner
John Pak
Carl Pettersson
Ricky Barnes 58 MC MC
Kyle Wilshire
Matt Every MC Dq Dq
Arjun Atwal
Robert Garrigus
Ben Crane
John Merrick
Jason Bohn
Robert Allenby
JJ Henry
John Rollins
John Senden
Michael Sims
Heath Slocum
Richard S Johnson
Parker McLachlin
Kevin Stadler MC MC
Jay McLuen
DA Points
Carlos Franco
Daniel Chopra
Ted Purdy
Frank Lickliter
Jonathan Kaye
Will MacKenzie
Jordan Gumberg
Greg Koch
Camiko Smith
Matt Hill
Brian Morris
Michael Bradley
Olin Browne
Tommy Armour
Damian Palanyandi
Chaka De Silva
Takumi Kanaya 7 7 13 5 16 4 4
Player 2020 2019
Patrick Reed
Matt Fitzpatrick
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Garrick Higgo
Lucas Herbert
Guido Migliozzi
Thomas Detry
Guillermo Pereira
Lucas Glover
Dylan Frittelli
Danny Willett 55
Seamus Power 37 31
Aaron Rai
Stephan Jaeger
Adam Hadwin
Matthias Schwab
Greyson Sigg
David Lipsky
Kramer Hickok 8 15
Hayden Buckley
Chad Ramey
Joseph Bramlett 45 31
Sepp Straka 21 MC
Adam Svensson
Brandon Hagy MC
Kurt Kitayama
Nick Taylor
Patrick Rodgers 59 MC
Hank Lebioda 16 3
Scott Stallings 26 18
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 11
Matthew NeSmith
Mark Hubbard 41
Harry Hall
David Skinns
Brian Stuard MC 51
Denny McCarthy 4 15
Taylor Pendrith
Ryan Armour 8 8
Peter Malnati 21
Graeme McDowell
Seth Reeves MC
Peter Uihlein 37 MC
Camilo Villegas 55
Anirban Lahiri 11 Wd
Lee Hodges
Brandon Wu
Paul Barjon
Max McGreevy
Russell Knox 16 11
Nick Hardy
Bo Hoag MC 11
Austin Cook
Danny Lee
Vincent Whaley MC
Dylan Wu
Nick Watney MC
Austin Smotherman
Chase Seiffert MC 62
Andrew Novak
Beau Hossler 26 24
Vaughn Taylor 40
Curtis Thompson
Erik Barnes
Brett Drewitt
Scott Brown
Justin Lower
Sahith Theegala
Cameron Percy 26 48
Davis Riley
JJ Spaun
Bo Van Pelt MC MC
Brian Gay 1 3
Ben Kohles
Dawie van der Walt
Jason Dufner 58
Alex Smalley
Michael Gligic 11 53
Ben Martin MC
Sean O`Hair
Callum Tarren
Austin Eckroat
Luke Donald 40
Scott Gutschewski
Fabian Gomez MC 7
Ted Potter
Tommy Gainey MC MC
David Lingmerth MC
Patrick Flavin
Jim Knous
David Hearn 8 8
Ludvig Aberg
Sangmoon Bae MC 58
Greg Chalmers
Jonathan Byrd 53 MC
Chris Stroud
Seung-Yul Noh
Derek Ernst MC 53
Andres Romero
Michael Kim MC
Martin Trainer
Johnson Wagner 45 MC
John Pak
Carl Pettersson
Ricky Barnes 63 53
Kyle Wilshire
Matt Every MC
Arjun Atwal MC 41
Robert Garrigus Wd 64
Ben Crane 18
John Merrick 24
Jason Bohn MC
Robert Allenby MC
JJ Henry MC
John Rollins MC
John Senden 49 62
Michael Sims MC MC
Heath Slocum MC
Richard S Johnson
Parker McLachlin 65
Kevin Stadler MC MC
Jay McLuen
DA Points 45
Carlos Franco 66
Daniel Chopra MC
Ted Purdy 58
Frank Lickliter MC
Jonathan Kaye MC
Will MacKenzie MC
Jordan Gumberg MC
Greg Koch
Camiko Smith MC
Matt Hill
Brian Morris
Michael Bradley
Olin Browne
Tommy Armour
Damian Palanyandi
Chaka De Silva
Takumi Kanaya

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