2021 Bermuda Championship Fantasy golf rankings, picks, lineups: Back Matt Fitzpatrick, fade Mito Pereira

The battle for a PGA Tour victory should be wide open this week when the 2021 Bermuda Championship tees off Thursday at Port Royal Golf Club. The past two winners, Brendon Todd (2019) and Brian Gay (2020) broke victory droughts of at least five years, and this year’s field is highlighted by up-and-coming young stars and seasoned veterans. Matt Fitzpatrick is the 14-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Bermuda Championship golf odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Christiaan Bezuidenhout listed next at 16-1. Former Masters champ Patrick Reed (22-1) and rising Chilean star Mito Pereira (22-1) also are among the likely contenders.

Can Fitzpatrick follow up another European Tour victory with a strong showing in Bermuda? Or could an overlooked player like Hayden Buckley (35-1) power your 2021 Bermuda Championship Fantasy golf picks to victory? Before locking in 2021 Bermuda Championship Fantasy golf lineups, be sure to see the projections and analysis from proven Fantasy expert Riley Gates.

Gates is a writer for 247Sports and has covered a range of sports for nearly five years. He has followed golf closely for much longer and has a profound knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports.

At last week’s Zozo Championship, five of Gates’ top 13 golfers finished in the top 10, including Hideki Matsuyama, who won the event in his native country. The 29-year-old trailed by one with eight holes to play but finished with a 65 and a five-stroke victory.

“It is tough to not look at a hometown hero like Matsuyama and feel good about him in his element,” Gates said before the 2021 Masters champ stormed back on Sunday.

Now, Gates has locked in his top 20 golfers for the Bermuda Championship 2021. You can only see his Fantasy golf picks and rankings at SportsLine

2021 Bermuda Championship Fantasy golf picks

This week in Bermuda, Gates is getting behind Fitzpatrick. The 27-year-old won the Andalucia Masters two weeks ago at Valderrama, his seventh win on the European Tour, and was in the top 10 in five of 20 tour events last season. He hits it short (127th in driving distance last season) but straight (17th in driving accuracy), and the doglegs at Port Royal mostly take distance out of the equation. He is 15th in strokes gained off the tee, and Gates expects him to really make his mark on and around the greens. The expert is backing him for a strong finish.

On the other hand, Gates is fading Pereira even though the young Chilean star is among the favorites and had three Korn Ferry wins last season. The 26-year-old earned automatic promotion with his victory in Bogota, Colombia and consecutive wins this summer. But he hasn’t finished in the top 25 in his past two events after taking third at the Fortinet. This is just his 10th tour start, so the rising star could take some time to get acclimated, and his putting (199th in strokes gained) has been poor so far. There are other more polished players to count on, and the golf expert doesn’t rank him anywhere near his top five options for your Fantasy golf picks.

How to set your 2021 Bermuda Championship Fantasy golf rankings

For this week’s event at Port Royal Golf Club, Gates has a player in his top five who comes in as a long-shot of around 40-1. This veteran is an excellent player around the greens and has been strong tee-to-green so far. Head to SportsLine to see his Fantasy golf picks

Who wins the Bermuda Championship 2021? Who are the top players to target? And which overlooked players can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Riley Gates’ Fantasy golf rankings, all from the Fantasy expert with his finger on the pulse of the game, and find out.

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