• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen

Three weeks ago, when we put this challenge together, I was feeling uber-

confident in my golf betting skills. I had just pegged Webb Simpson as the

winner of the RBC Heritage at decent odds plus a Tyrrell Hatton top-10

wager that also paid handsomely. And then I ran into the real gamblers…

Congratulations to Parlay Kid for hitting Collin Morikawa at 35-1 by virtue of

an incredible Sunday comeback and scintillating playoff victory over Justin

Thomas at the Workday Charity Open. Needless to say that barring Harry

or I picking the winner anytime soon, Parlay Kid’s lead is safe. Harry also

had a profitable week thanks to Gary Woodland and a risky bet on whether

there would be a playoff. Considering the need to turn a profit quickly, I’m

going with a risky strategy (see below)…it’s boom or bust time!

Muirfield Country Club hosts the very (very, very) rare back-to-back PGA

tournament, this time Jack Nicklaus’ own, The Memorial. Last year’s

winner, Patrick Cantlay shot a score of 269 (-19) which was matched by

last week’s top two finishers, Morikawa and Thomas. With the course likely

to play tougher this week, I’d put the winner right around 272 (-16).

Once again the rules for our challenge:

Each week, Harry, Parlay Kid, 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, and top-20 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 Memorial:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: +$520 (Morikawa win)

Total ROI: +$356

$20 to Win: Justin Thomas (+950

$20 to Win: Bryson DeChambeau (+1050)

$10 to Win: Patrick Cantlay (+1650)


$10 to Win: Viktor Hovland (+2500)

$10 to Win: Xander Schauffele (+2200)

$10 to Win: Brooks Koepka (+2800)

$10 to Win: Kevin Streelman (+8000)

$10 to Win: Marc Leishman (+9000)

$20 on Top-5: Justin Thomas (+250)

$15 on Top-5: Rory McIlroy (+350)

$15 on Top-10: Daniel Berger (+400)

$10 on Top-10: Kevin Streelman (+600)

$10 on Top-10: Lucas Glover (+800)

$10 on Top-10: Zach Johnson (+1100)

$10 on Top-20: Shane Lowry (+500)

$10 on Top-20: Emiliano Grillo (+750)


Harry

Last Week’s Results: +$30

Total ROI: -$148

$25 to Win: Justin Thomas (+950)

$25 to Win: Patrick Cantlay (+1650)

$20 to Win: Brooks Koepka (+2800)

$15 to Win: Abraham Ancer (+5000)

$5 to Win: Justin Rose (+6000)

$5 to Win: Marc Leishman (+9000

$5 to Win: Sepp Straka (+17500)

$30 on Top-20: Abraham Ancer (+175)

$20 on Top-20: Branden Grace (+650)

$20 on Top-20: Emiliano Grillo (+750)

$10 on Top-5: Abraham Ancer (+900)

$15 on Top-20: Haotong Li (+800)

$5 on Top-20: Victor Perez (+1200)


Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$120

Total ROI: -$370

$25 to Win: Rory McIlroy (+1300)

$25 to Win: Jon Rahm (+2000)

$25 to Win: Xander Schauffele (+2200)

$25 to Win: Brooks Koepka (+2800)


$25 on Top-5: Jon Rahm (+450)

$25 on Top-5: Brooks Koepka (+550)

$25 on Top-5: Tiger Woods (+550)

$25 on Top-5: Xander Schauffele (+550)


Eric Cohen is co-host of The Daily Blender (M-F 3-6pm) on 1580 The

Fanatic in Phoenix.