• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


It was only fitting that all of us golf fans got an amazing playoff

between two stars – Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau at

the BMW Championship to set the stage for this week’s 2020-21

PGA Tour finale, The Tour Championship.

Unlike last year when it was pretty much a lock that Dustin

Johnson would win it going into Atlanta, your guess is as good as

mine as to who towards the top of the standings can rise to the

top despite the PGA Tour’s crazy scoring rules to start this

tournament.

With this being the last column of the season, I’d like to thank

Harry for the opportunity to write these golf articles most every

week for Best Bet Corner since last summer…and let me wish my

ultimate congratulations to Parlay Kid, who simply routed all of us

from the get-go this year. As I’ve said in this column several

times, I hope you’ve been tailing his picks…and if so, you

would’ve had a healthy $6,000+ return!

And I’d remiss not to mention Brother Bri, who despite his

participation this year, has yet to pick a winner. Could the Tour

Championship be his saving grace for 2021?

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 (except for

Parlay Kid).


Here are this week’s plays for the Tour Championship:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

NOTE: ALL BETS WITHOUT STARTING FEDEX CUP SCORE

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: +$50

Total ROI: +$6454.55

Winners Picked in 2021: 7 (Reed, Berger, Morikawa, Thomas,

McIlroy, Cantlay, Morikawa)

$50 to WIN: Tony Finau (+2000)

$30 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+600)

$20 to WIN: Bryson DeChambeau (+1600)

$50 on Top-10: Tony Finau (+120)

$50 on Top-10: Justin Thomas (-110)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: Even

Total ROI: +$462.75

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

$50 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+600)

$50 to WIN: Harris English (+2500)

$100 on Top-10: Erik Van Rooyen (+300)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$492.50

Winners Picked in 2021: 6 (Berger, Thomas, McIlroy, Cantlay,

Rahm, Schauffele)

$60 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+1100)

$40 to WIN: Scottie Scheffler (+2000)

$100 on Top-5: Xander Schauffele (+170)

Producer Michael

Last Week’s Results: +$125

Total ROI: -$1681.25


Winners Picked in 2021: 2 (DeChambeau, Spieth)

$50 to WIN: Dustin Johnson (+1200)

$25 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+2000)

$25 to WIN: Sungjae Im (+3500)

$50 on Top-5: Hideki Matsuyama (+600)

$50 on Top-5: Joaquin Niemann (+800)

Brother Bri

Last Week’s Results: +$450

Total ROI: -$1670

Winners Picked in 2021: 0

$100 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+1400)

$100 on Top-5: Brooks Koepka (+300)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.