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Local players discover Bermuda Championship pairings

Home hero: Camiko Smith, one of three Bermudian players who will feature in the Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The island’s local players have been handed their pairings for the 2020 Bermuda Championship after the first and second-round groupings were announced today.

The three Bermuda players, Camiko Smith, Michael Sims and Anthony Phipps, are among a stellar 132-player final field including former major champions Padraig Harrington, Danny Willett, Stewart Cink and Jason Dufner as well as former world No 2 Henrik Stenson battling it out for the $4 million purse at Port Royal Golf Course starting on Thursday.

Phipps will lead out the local contingent alongside Chase Seiffert and Rafael Campos, teeing off from the 10th hole at 1.25pm, while Smith, who will be making his PGA Tour debut after winning the local qualifying event, has been paired alongside England’s Ben Taylor and Seth Reeves, of Georgia in the United States, and will tee off from the same hole 10 minutes later.

Sims, featuring in his second Bermuda Championship, will be playing alongside Paul Stankowski and Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard, teeing off at 1.45pm from the 1st hole.

Meanwhile, it appears as though Harrington, a six-times PGA Tour winner, including three majors, has been handed the honour of the tournament’s first shot after being paired alongside Matt Jones and Kelly Kraft, teeing off from the 1st hole at 7.35am.

The 2020 Bermuda Championship Pro-Am commences tomorrow with the day’s first pairings heading out at 7.30am.

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Published October 27, 2020 at 8:17 pm (Updated October 27, 2020 at 9:14 pm)

Local players discover Bermuda Championship pairings

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