• Harry

By Eric Cohen


It’s time for the new PGA Tour season only three days after the

last one concluded…and I thought NASCAR had too short a

turnaround!

Last weekend I correctly picked Xander Schauffele as the winner

without strokes in The Tour Championship though Dustin Johnson

won yet again and concluded one of the great two month golfer

turnaround stories after his disastrous July.

Through 11 weeks, I’m up a ridiculous $1622.50…guess that’s

what happens when Jon Rahm wins twice & Collin Morikawa wins

at the PGA Championship. Producer Michael has fared well,

Parlay Kid has slumped since a torrid start…and Harry, well, let’s

just say he’s been more focused on his NASCAR 6-pack picks

which have been lights out to say the least.

For the Safeway Open, the lack of marquee names is evident so

picking winners here is like picking fish in a barrel. Don’t be afraid

to chase those big odds one weekend before the U.S. Open! Let’s

see who can get lucky this time around.

Once again the rules for our challenge:

Each week, Harry, Parlay Kid, Producer Michael and I will get a

simulated $200 to bet…$100 on golfers to win that week’s

tournament and another $100 to be spread amongst top-5, top-

10, top-20, and other prop bets. We’ll track the progress to see

who does the best and whether we can produce positive ROIs.

Here are this week’s plays for The Safeway Open:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Eric:

Last Week’s Results: +$580

Total ROI: +$1622.50 (through 11 weeks)

$40 to WIN: Bud Cauley (+5500)

$30 to WIN: Joel Dahmen (+2800)

$15 to WIN: Cameron Davis (+4000)

$15 to WIN: Mark Hubbard (+5000)

$100 on Top-20: Bud Cauley (+275)

Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$87.50 (through 6 weeks)

$25 to WIN: Harold Varner III (+3000)

$25 to WIN: Chez Reavie (+3500)

$25 to WIN: Doc Redman (+4000)

$25 to WIN: Cameron Davis (+4000)

$75 on Top-20: Chez Reavie (+175)

$25 on Top-5: Cameron Davis (+800)

Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$776.25 (through 10 weeks)

$25 to WIN: Si Woo Kim (+2200)

$25 to WIN: Shane Lowry (+3300)

$25 to WIN: Chez Reavie (+3500)

$15 to WIN: Sam Burns (+5500)

$10 to WIN: Jordan Spieth (+3000)

$20 on Top-5: Sam Burns (+1100)

$20 on Top-10: Shane Lowry (+350)

$20 on Top-10: Cameron Davis (+400)

$20 on Top-10: Luke List (+500)

$20 on Top-10: Charley Hoffman (+550)

Harry


Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1323 (through 11 weeks)

$15 to WIN: Doc Redman (+4000)

$15 to WIN: Erik Van Rooyen (+4500)

$15 to WIN: Charley Hoffman (+6600)

$10 to WIN: Phil Mickelson (+2200)

$10 to WIN: Joel Dahmen (+2800)

$10 to WIN: Cameron Davis (+4000)

$10 to WIN: Carlos Ortiz (+6600)

$5 to WIN: Chesson Hadley (+7000)

$5 to WIN: Adam Schenk (+7000)

$5 to WIN: Nate Lashley (+20000)

(Eric’s comment: Wow, Harry’s trying REALLY hard to pick a golf

winner this week. His ridiculously good NASCAR success must

not be enough!)

$40 on Top Scottish Player: Martin Laird over Russell Knox

(+125)

$30 on Top-40: Chase Seiffert (+275)

$20 on 3 Man Playoff: (+1200)

$10 on Top-40: Camillo Villegas (+550)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.