28 Oct 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Tee Shots from Thursday
Southampton, Bermuda (October 28, 2021) — The first round of the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship will continue Friday morning as the round was suspended due to darkness at 6:34 p.m. at Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton. The field of 125 players are vying for the $6.5 million purse and 500 FedExCup points.
Pretty in Pink, Part Deux
Pink Day continues into Friday and guests are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised through Championship initiatives will be donated to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre and matched by the Butterfield Bermuda Championship Birdies for Charity programme. Consider a donation through the text-to-donate feature: • Text ‘Donate’ to 5050 for a $15 donation • Text ‘Donate’ to 6060 for a $50 donation
Leaders in the clubhouse
Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey lead by one stroke after an opening round of -6, 65. Vincent Whaley is one shot back at -5 with one hole to play in the morning. Danny Lee, Garrick Higgo, Seamus Power, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and David Skinns are finished at -4, 67, with Justin Lower at -4 with one hole to play.
The Champ is Here
Defending Butterfield Bermuda Championship winner Brian Gay opened his title defense with an opening round of +4, 75.
Michael Sims is the top Bermudian in the field today, shooting E through 15 holes. Amateur Damian Palanyandi ended the day at +5, 76, tied with fellow countryman Chaka DeSilva who has one hole to play. Camiko Smith finished at +9, 73, and Brian posted an opening round +5, 76. Brian Morris is at +15 with four holes to play.
Tickets are Sold Out, No Tickets Available at the Gate
The tournament is officially sold out. All spectators, regardless of age, must have a ticket to access the grounds of Port Royal Golf Course. There are no tickets sold at the gate.
SafeKey for Entry
The public is reminded that the Butterfield Bermuda Championship is operating as a SafeKey event. All spectators 2 years of age and older should be prepared to provide proof of SafeKey and a valid government-issued ID for entry. To reduce wait time and queues, have both the SafeKey, either printed or open on a mobile device, and identification in hand. It is the responsibility of spectators to ensure they have a valid SafeKey downloaded or printed before arrival. Full details can be found at www.gov.bm/safekey or by calling the COVID hotline at (441) 444-2498.
Clear Bag Policy in Effect
Certain items are restricted at PGA TOUR events, such as large bags and backpacks. Bags and purses must be smaller than 6” x 6”. Clear bags measuring 12” x 6” x 12” or less will be permitted. Please note, the tournament does not provide a “bag check” facility so plan accordingly.