• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


It’s a good thing last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions

didn’t count towards this year’s BBC Betting Challenge standings!

I went 0-fer and therefore would’ve been down $200…but I’m

ready to officially start the new season with our full lineup of guest

pickers.

Like last year, each picker will get a simulated $200 to bet; $100

of which will be on win bets and another $100 on top-5, top-10,

and top-20 bets only. The kicker this time is that the money can

only be spent on a maximum of three golfers in each category.

Picking winners has never been so difficult.

Here’s how the four of us fared in 2020:

Eric: +$1522.50 (19 weeks)

Michael (BBC Producer): -$100.25 (14 weeks)

Parlay Kid: -$253.75 (18 weeks)

Harry: -$1639 (19 weeks)

We’re fortunate to add the third member of the ‘Degenerate

Trifecta’, Brother Bri, to our challenge in 2021. This week’s

tournament, The Sony Open, rounds out a two week Hawaii

swing before the PGA Tour heads to California for two weeks. Six

of the last seven winners of this tournament have played the week

prior at the Tournament of Champions, the only exception being

last year with Cameron Smith. Seeing that nearly ¾ of last week’s

field is teeing it up this weekend, there are plenty of good value

picks to choose from.

Here are this week’s plays for The Sony Open:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Eric:

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A

Winners Picked in 2021: N/A

$40 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+1500)

$30 to WIN: Sungjae Im (+1500)

$30 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2500)

$50 on Top-10: Abraham Ancer (+225)

$50 on Top-20: Sebastian Munoz (+225)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A

Winners Picked in 2021: N/A

$50 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+1500)

$25 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+1500)

$25 to WIN: Adam Scott (+3500)

$80 on Top-20: Brian Harman (+225)

$20 on Top-20: Robert Streb (+800)

Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A

Winners Picked in 2021: N/A

$40 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2500)

$40 to WIN: Cameron Smith (+3000)

$20 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+1500)

$40 on Top-20: Joaquin Niemann (+125)

$30 on Top-20: Cameron Smith (+125)

$30 on Top-20: Luke List (+600)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A


Winners Picked in 2021: N/A

$50 to WIN: Joaquin Niemann (+2800)

$25 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+1500)

$25 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2500)

$50 on Top-20: Matt Kuchar (+200)

$25 on Top-10: Webb Simpson (+125)

$25 on Top-10: Charles Howell III (+450)

Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A

Winners Picked in 2021: N/A

$50 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+1500)

$50 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+2200)

$50 on Top-5: Collin Morikawa (+350)

$50 on Top-20: Marc Leishman (+250)


Find more of Eric’s sports opinions and predictions on Twitter at

@CohensCornerAZ.