• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


I’m glad we took a one week hiatus in our PGA Tour Betting

Challenge as last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, I

would’ve been absolute dead money. There is no way in hell I

would’ve picked Sergio Garcia to win…I mean, other than for his

name recognition, who would’ve? My main pick would’ve been

Sam Burns…who promptly missed the cut.

Fortunately, we’re back at it this week for a star-studded event in

Las Vegas. While I believe Harry used to work and live in

Summerlin, he probably knows the course a heck of a lot better

than I do…so advantage him. But I have played it several times in

PGA Tour 2K21 on Xbox (I’m not much of a video game player

but man is that game fun!)…so that has to count for something

(very, very small), right?

I wouldn’t call it a major-caliber field but it’s also way better than

most fall tournaments. After all, who wouldn’t want to spend a

weekend in Vegas with a chance to win big money…especially

with another big tournament having relocated there temporarily

next week! Look for a birdie fest as per usual at another fairly

wide-open course.

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:


(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: Even

Total ROI: +$1822.50 (through 14 weeks)

$40 to WIN: Patrick Cantlay (+1850)

$35 to WIN: Matthew Wolff (+2600)

$25 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+2300)

$50 on Top-10: Matthew Wolff (+300)

$50 on Top-10: Rickie Fowler (+400)

Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: +$198.75 (through 13 weeks)

$20 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+1100)

$20 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+2300)

$20 to WIN: Matthew Wolff (+2600)

$20 to WIN: Paul Casey (+3500)

$20 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+5500)

$20 on Top-10: Scottie Scheffler (+335)

$20 on Top-10: Cameron Davis (+550)

$20 on Top-10: Joaquin Niemann (+600)

$20 on Top-10: Matt Kuchar (+750)

$20 on 1 st Round Leader: Collin Morikawa (+4000)


Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: +$230

Total ROI: +$140.75 (through 9 weeks)

$25 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+1100)

$25 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+2200)

$25 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+2300)

$25 to WIN: Matthew Wolff (+2600)

$50 on Top-10: Hideki Matsuyama (+300)

$50 on Top-10: Matthew Wolff (+300)


Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$1094 (through 14 weeks)

$30 to WIN: Scottie Scheffler (+2500)

$20 to WIN: Jason Kokrak (+3500)

$20 to WIN: Charley Hoffman (+7000)

$10 to WIN: Aaron Wise (+8500)

$10 to WIN: Chez Reavie (+10000)

$10 to WIN: Scott Stallings (+11000)

$60 on Top-10: Collin Morikawa (+275)

$40 on Top-10: Scottie Scheffler (+335)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.