• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


Do you know that feeling when your heart tells you one thing and your head

tells you another? Well…it apparently also applies to sports gambling.

I knew in my head that Tony Finau is a Sunday choker and can’t finish

tournaments. But I still wanted to root for the guy after his weekend

meltdown at The Memorial last weekend. And yet I was burned once again.

NEVER AGAIN!

It’s a split weekend with two events going on – one for the elite players and

one for, let’s just say the other guys. We’ll skip the lesser known Barracuda

Championship though and focus on the WGC event.

Even though it was a rough last week for us in picks, I’d like to commend

Harry for nearly nailing a 90-1 shot in Adam Long. While I was correct in

thinking that the 3M Open set up for a bomb (Michael Thompson 125-1),

I’m thinking the 78 man tournament in Memphis will prove chalky.

Once again the rules for our challenge:

Each week, Harry, Parlay Kid, newcomer Michael (Best Bet Corner

producer) 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 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$190

Total ROI: -$34 (through 4 weeks)

$20 to WIN: Viktor Hovland (+3100)

$15 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+2000)


$15 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+2200)

$15 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+3000)

$15 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+3000)

$10 to WIN: Jason Day (+4500)

$10 to WIN: Billy Horschel (+5000)

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

$20 on Top-20: Matt Wallace (+350)

$20 on Top-20: Brendon Todd (+450)

$10 on Top-10: Brooks Koepka (+300)

$10 on Top-10: Marc Leishman (+550)

$10 on Top-10: Sungjae Im (+650)

$10 on Top-10: Danny Willett (+750)


Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$107.50 (through 5 weeks)

$30 to WIN: Rory McIlroy (+1150)

$20 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+2200)

$20 to WIN: Tyrell Hatton (+2200)

$10 to WIN: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+2800)

$10 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+3000)

$10 to WIN: Billy Horschel (+5000)

$50 on Top-10: Webb Simpson (+250)

$50 on Top-10: Daniel Berger (+275)


Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$110

Total ROI: -$458 (through 5 weeks)

$30 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+2000)

$15 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+3500)

$15 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+4500)

$15 to WIN: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+5000)

$10 to WIN: Jason Day (+4500)

$5 to WIN: Paul Casey (+7000)

$5 to WIN: Sergio Garcia (+7000)

$5 to WIN: Matt Wallace (+15000)


$60 on Top-10: Xander Schauffele (+225)

$30 on Highest Finishing Canadian: Adam Hadwin (+190)

$10 on Yes, Tournament to be decided by 3 man playoff (+2200)


Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: N/A

Total ROI: N/A

$15 to WIN: Justin Thomas (+1000)

$15 to WIN: Tyrell Hatton (+2200)

$15 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+2900)

$15 to WIN: Hideki Matsuyama (+3000)

$10 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+850)

$10 to WIN: Daniel Berger (+3000)

$10 to WIN: Abraham Ancer (+4500)

$10 to WIN: Mackenzie Hughes (+17500)

$20 on Top-10: Webb Simpson (+250)

$20 on Top-10: Viktor Hovland (+275)

$20 on Top-20: Matthew Wolff (+225)

$20 on Top-20: Max Homa (+350)

$10 on Top-10: Sungjae Im (+650)

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


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

@CohensCornerAZ.