• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


For once I called my shot.

I know Jon Rahm was the favorite and deservedly so at Torrey

Pines. But his clutch putting on Sunday earned him his first major

title in what was as dramatic and exciting a back 9 as we’ve seen

in quite a while.

There was so match to unpack from those final 9 holes:

-Bryson’s meltdown

-Louie’s consistency (until his tee shot at 17)

-Rory’s inability to make putts

-Brooks’ 18 th hole

-Rahm’s insane amount of birdie chances

-Rahm’s last 2 putts

It was everything you could ask for a major championship as I

saw it. And yes, I put my money where my mouth was for once!

Three very entertaining majors thus far in 2021 with The Open

Championship in 3 weeks or so

On to the Travelers Championship, which at slightly more than

6,800 yards, is one of the shortest layouts on the PGA Tour. This

was where, last year, Dustin Johnson turned his summer season

around en route to an eventual FedEx Cup title.

What’s most surprising about this week’s tournament is the quality

of the field coming off arguably the 2 nd most important tournament

of the PGA season.


By the way, even though he didn’t have Rahm, The Parlay Kid

moved to more than $6,000 to the good in our competition. If you

haven’t been following his picks, you’re foolish.

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 Travelers Championship:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: +$50

Total ROI: +$6010

Winners Picked in 2021: 6 (Reed, Berger, Morikawa, Thomas,

McIlroy, Cantlay)

$50 to WIN: Dustin Johnson (+1300)

$30 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1800)

$20 to WIN: Justin Rose (+5500)

$50 on Top-10: Kevin Streelman (+300)

$50 on Top-10: Rickie Fowler (+750)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: +$506.50 (Rahm Win)

Total ROI: +$1117.75

Winners Picked in 2021: 4 (Spieth, McIlroy, Cantlay, Rahm)

$40 to WIN: Tony Finau (+2800)

$40 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2800)

$20 to WIN: Brian Harman (+2000)

$100 on Top-20: Si Woo Kim (+164)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: +$490


Total ROI: +$1037.50

Winners Picked in 2021: 5 (Berger, Thomas, McIlroy, Cantlay,

Rahm)

$40 to WIN: Bryson DeChambeau (+1200)

$30 to WIN: Paul Casey (+1800)

$30 to WIN: Joaquin Niemann (+3500)

$100 on Top-10: Bubba Watson (+500)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$631.25

Winners Picked in 2021: 2 (DeChambeau, Spieth)

$50 to WIN: Matthew Wolff (+3500)

$25 to WIN: Si Woo Kim (+3500)

$25 to WIN: Kevin Na (+7000)

$50 on Top-10: Matthew Wolff (+350)

$25 on Top-10: Si Woo Kim (+400)

$25 on Top-10: Kevin Na (+600)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1205

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Dustin Johnson (+1300)

$25 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+2800)

$25 to WIN: Bubba Watson (+5000)

$100 on Top-10: Kevin Streelman (+300)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.