• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


If THE PLAYERS Championship is the 5 th Major…this week in

Austin might be the unofficial 6 th . I love match play in general and

it’s even better when you can watch the world’s best have at it for

5 days in a really fun format.

I went to the tournament the last year it was in Marana, AZ, 2014,

and saw the quarterfinals and semis on a Saturday. That year

Jason Day won it but two young no-names gave it a strong run,

Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.

I’d try to break down this week’s tournament from a betting

perspective but let’s be honest, just like March Madness, your

guess is as good as mine. Flip a coin, draw out of a hat, or simply

listen to Parlay Kid…to see if his every other week winning streak

can reach 5 with his three picks below!

Once again the rules: 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 (this week on first stage group wins). 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 are this week’s plays for The WGC-Dell Technologies Match

Play:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$150

Total ROI: +$4087.50


Winners Picked in 2021: 4(Reed, Berger, Morikawa, Thomas)

$50 to WIN: Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)

$25 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+2000)

$25 to WIN: Viktor Hovland (+2800)

$100 on: Bryson DeChambeau to Win Group 5 (+125)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: +$125

Total ROI: +$1160

Winners Picked in 2021:2 (Berger, Thomas)

$40 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+1400)

$30 to WIN: Viktor Hovland (+2800)

$30 to WIN: Sergio Garcia (+4500)

$50 on: Will Zalatoris to Win Group 12 (+260)

$50 on: Brian Harman to Win Group 10 (+335)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$425

Winners Picked in 2021: 1 (DeChambeau)

$50 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+1400)

$25 to WIN: Rory McIlroy (+2000)

$25 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+5000)

$50 on: Matthew Fitzpatrick to Win Group 15 (+200)

$50 on: Hideki Matsuyama to Win Group 10 (+260)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$820

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$40 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+2800)

$30 to WIN: Tony Finau (+2800)

$30 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+3500)

$100 on: Tyrrell Hatton to Win Group 8 (+185)


Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1015.25

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+3500)

$25 to WIN: Victor Perez (+15000)

$25 to WIN: Dylan Frittelli (+17500)

$100 on: Erik Van Rooyen to Win Group 14 (+400)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.