• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


Sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due. Harry,

who frankly has struggled to pick golf winners since we began this

column last June, picked a 150-1 shot in Victor Perez last week.

Now don’t get me wrong, I liked Perez to win his group, but win

the whole Match Play? I just couldn’t imagine it.

To even make the final four was an impressive run…a lot of

admiration for that pick even in defeat!

Unfortunately Parlay Kid didn’t have Billy Horschel so his every

other week winning run ends at an incredible 4x.

The PGA Tour stays in Texas for arguably the most forgotten

tournament of the year, the Valero Texas Open, which comes one

week before the biggest tourney of 2021, The Masters.

No need to really break this one down...with many of the top

players taking a week off between the match play event and The

Masters, it’s an absolute crap shoot.

And no, I’m still not taking Tony Finau!

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. 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 Valero Texas Open:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: +$3887.50

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

$40 to WIN: Corey Conners (+1800)

$40 to WIN: Charley Hoffman (+3300)

$20 to WIN: Ryan Palmer (+2500)

$50 on Top-10: Charley Hoffman (+335)

$50 on Top-10: Zach Johnson (+400)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: +$17.50

Total ROI: +$1177.50

Winners Picked in 2021:2 (Berger, Thomas)

$40 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2000)

$40 to WIN: Ryan Palmer (+2500)

$20 to WIN: Sam Burns (+6000)

$100 on Top-20: Doug Ghim (+300)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$625

Winners Picked in 2021: 1 (DeChambeau)

$50 to WIN: Jordan Spieth (+1400)

$25 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+1800)

$25 to WIN: Charley Hoffman (+3300)

$50 on Top-5: Jordan Spieth (+300)

$25 on Top-5: Hideki Matsuyama (+400)

$25 on Top-5: Charley Hoffman (+750)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: +$300

Total ROI: -$715.25

Winners Picked in 2021: 0


$75 to WIN: Jordan Spieth (+1800)

$25 to WIN: Charles Howell III (+5500)

$100 on Top-10: Jordan Spieth (+164)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1020

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Ryan Palmer (+2500)

$25to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2000)

$25 to WIN: Cameron Davis (+5000)

$100 on Top-10: Charley Hoffman (+335)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.