• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


This seemingly endless 2021-22 season of golf majors ends with

the most unpredictable one yet, The Open Championship

(formerly The British Open – why did they change the name

again?)

I’d like to say there’s a formula for picking winners of this event

every year but in actuality, with the crazy wind and difficult links

conditions, your guess is as good as mine. It’s almost a survival of

the fittest.

I’d be lying if I said I knew anything about Royal St. George’s Golf

Club although I read their greens are severely undulated which

creates a number of tricky tests for players.

I think considering the consistent winds + crazy greens, it’s a

legitimate question as to whether the winner finishes under par.

Don’t be surprised if you see some of your favorite players with

round scores similar to you and me on the local muni course!

Will our experts take the chalk or go outside the box for a

tournament which usually delivers the underdog?

And before I end this column, let me wish my good pal Harry an

early happy milestone birthday! As funny as he his on the air and

on camera, he’s a better person off of it!

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 Open Championship:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: +$5610

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

McIlroy, Cantlay)

$40 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+2050)

$40 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+3500)

$20 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+5500)

$50 on Top-10: Tommy Fleetwood (+350)

$50 on Top-10: Henrik Stenson (+2000)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: +$717.75

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

$50 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+1800)

$25 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+800)

$25 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+3000)

$100 on Top-10: Xander Schauffele (+175)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: +$637.50

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

Rahm)

$40 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1800)

$30 to WIN: Paul Casey (+3000)

$30 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+3000)

$50 on Top-10: Branden Grace (+550)

$50 on Top-10: Lucas Herbert (+700)


Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1031.25

Winners Picked in 2021: 2 (DeChambeau, Spieth)

$50 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+2050)

$25 to WIN: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+3000)

$25 to WIN: Tony Finau (+4500)

$50 on Top-5: Justin Thomas (+450)

$25 on Top-10: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+250)

$25 on Top-10: Tony Finau (+350)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1605

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$40 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1800)

$30 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+2050)

$30 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+3000)

$100 on Top-10: Louis Oosthuizen (+225)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.