• Harry

By Eric Cohen



Here’s an obvious admission: I’ve stunk with my golf picks to start

2021. Like not just bad…but downright horrendous. If you had

played my picks to the dollar each of the last three weeks, you’d

be cleaned out. So it’s time to take a new approach…find some

value plays and get back to my 2020 winning ways.

While I’ve never had a chance to play Torrey Pines, I’ve visited

the clubhouse (and gift shop) in the San Diego area several

times. It’s really a wonderful place, tree-lined, on the ocean, and

there’s no wonder why the stars come out to play this course

every year.

Being that the South Course is also the site of this year’s U.S.

Open in June, many players are hoping to gain experience on the

PGA Tour’s longest course, at over 76,00 yards, in advance of the

year’s 3 rd major.

While the South Course is daunting, the North, which plays host

to one of the first two rounds for each player, is their chance to

score low.

My philosophy this week is to take the bombers. I’m even taking

the guy I’ve sworn off, Tony Finau, who seemingly can’t close

when leading a tournament in the final round. Something tells me

he breaks through this weekend.

Will I be the only one taking a shot with Finau? And will anyone

finally get above the break even mark after 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 Farmers Insurance Open:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: +$62.50

Total ROI: -$47.50

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$40 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+2500)

$40 to WIN: Marc Leishman (+4150)

$20 to WIN: Gary Woodland (+7000)

$50 on Top-10: Jason Day (+400)

$50 on Top-10: Marc Leishman (+450)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: +$125

Total ROI: -$75

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+710)

$25 to WIN: Jason Day (+3500)

$25 to WIN: Billy Horschel (+4500)

$50 on Top-20: Francesco Molinari (+275)

$25 on Top-20: Jason Day (+188)

$25 on Top-20: Talor Gooch (+335)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$225

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+710)


$25 to WIN: Tony Finau (+1700)

$25 to WIN: Marc Leishman (+4150)

$50 on Top-10: Tony Finau (+250)

$50 on Top-10: Marc Leishman (+450)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$343.75

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+710)

$25 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+2500)

$25 to WIN: Gary Woodland (+7000)

$50 on Top-5: Jon Rahm (+188)

$25 on Top-10: Xander Schauffele (+175)

$25 on Top-10: Ryan Palmer (+500)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$400

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$50 to WIN: Tony Finau (+1700)

$30 to WIN: Adam Scott (+4500)

$20 to WIN: Cameron Davis (+5500)

$50 on Top-10: Ryan Palmer (+500)

$50 on Top-10: Cameron Davis (+550)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.