Action Report: Bettors Like Ben Griffin To Get Revenge at Butterfield Bermuda Championship

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Ben Griffin drives during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament at Detroit Country Club, Friday, June 30, 2023, in Detroit.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Nov 08, 2023, 1:28 PM

Going into the final round of the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Ben Griffin had a share of the lead.

It wasn’t meant to be as Griffin struggled down the stretch, finishing with a one-over 72, which ended up being two shots behind the winner, Seamus Power.

Now, ahead of the 2023 edition, bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook are favoring Griffin to get revenge and pick up his first career PGA Tour win in the process.

As of Wednesday, Griffin is drawing the highest handle (10.8) on the most tickets (6.9%). He has PGA Tour odds to win this week of +2200.

Along with course history in his favor, Griffin also enters the event playing some solid golf this fall. On top of a T-23 at last week’s World Wide Technology Championship, the 27-year-old lost in a playoff at last month’s Sanderson Farms Championship. 

Griffin is looking to become the 14th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, which will wrap up next week with The RSM Classic.

Lucas Glover (+2500) is another player generating a lot of action. He’s pulling in the third-highest handle (9.6%) on the second-most tickets (5.4%).

The 43-year-old played his first event since the Tour Championship last week, finishing T-59 at the World Wide Technologies Championship.

Port Royal Golf Course has hosted the tournament each year since 2020. At 6,828 yards, it is the shortest par-71 the PGA Tour plays all year and is the second shortest overall, behind only TPC River Highlands. 

It is worth noting weather has played a major factor at this event in the past, with rain and wind impacting play virtually every year.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Ben Griffin – 10.8%
  2. Brandon Wu – 9.8%
  3. Lucas Glover – 9.6%
  4. Mark Hubbard – 6.8%
  5. Brendon Todd – 5.6%

Tickets

  1. Ben Griffin – 6.9%
  2. Lucas Glover – 5.4%
  3. Matti Schmid – 5.3%
  4. Akshay Bhatia – 4.5%
  5. Brandon Wu – 4.2%

Wu (+5000) has made six straight cuts, but his highest finish over that stretch is a T-37 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. He finished T-35 at the event last year.

Power, the defending champion, is not in the field.

Wu, Griffin and Schmid (+6000) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”