• Eric Cohen


By Eric Cohen


My golf prowess seems to be deteriorating…or at least it feels

that way.

After the COVID-pause last year, I felt like I was picking a golf

winner every 3 weeks. For this exercise, I’m 2/14 and if you

include last week’s debacle of a format + the opening Tournament

of Champions in Hawaii, I’m 2/16. Not good.

So you’re wondering why I’m calling last week’s two man team

competition a debacle? Tell me the last time you played in a two

or four person team format on the course that wasn’t a scramble?

Embrace it PGA Tour! Alternate shot (2 nd and 4 th rounds) is

stupid…make it fun and let’s watch these teams go super low via

a true scramble format!

Good for the Aussies, Cam Smith and Marc Leishman – bad for

those of us, including yours truly that actually bet on the

tournament (against my better judgement).

This week it’s the last stop on the Florida swing and this one is no

joke. The course at Copperhead bites back (pun intended) with

the last few holes known as “The Snake Pit.” With a two-time

defending champion, Paul Casey, don’t be surprised if the big

names, JT and DJ, don’t finish towards the top of the leaderboard

this week.

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 Valspar Championship:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results (RBC Heritage): -$200

Total ROI: +$3680

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

$40 to WIN: Viktor Hovland (+2200)

$40 to WIN: Justin Rose (+4500)

$20 to WIN: Emiliano Grillo (+4500)

$100 on Top-10: Abraham Ancer (+300)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results (RBC Heritage): -$200

Total ROI: +$577.50

Winners Picked in 2021:2 (Berger, Thomas)

$40 to WIN: Paul Casey (+2200)

$40 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+2500)

$30 to WIN: Sungjae Im (+2800)

$100 on Top-10: Tyrrell Hatton (+275)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results (RBC Heritage): -$112.50

Total ROI: +$318.75

Winners Picked in 2021: 2 (DeChambeau, Spieth)

$50 to WIN: Paul Casey (+2200)

$25 to WIN: Sungjae Im (+2800)

$25 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+3000)

$50 on Top-10: Sungjae Im (+300)

$25 on Top-10: Abraham Ancer (+300)

$25 on Top-5: Paul Casey (+500)


Harry

Last Week’s Results (RBC Heritage): -$200

Total ROI: +$298.75

Winners Picked in 2021: (Spieth)

$50 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+1000)

$25 to WIN: Emiliano Grillo (+4500)

$25 to WIN: Ryan Palmer (+5000)

$100 on Top-10: Charley Hoffman (+450)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results (RBC Heritage): -$200

Total ROI: -$835

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$40 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+3000)

$30 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+2800)

$30 to WIN: Jason Kokrak (+3500)

$100 on Top-10: Abraham Ancer (+300)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.