• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen


It’s time for the first golf major of the season…in August!? As we all well

know, 2020 has been screwed up for so many reasons…but finally some

normalcy has appeared. We have MLB, NBA, and NHL back…and golf’s

three biggest tournaments (sorry British Open) are set to be played over

the next 90 or so days.

I remember that TPC Harding Park in San Francisco played host to the

WGC Match Play in 2015 – over the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby

(American Pharoah’s 1 st leg of the Triple Crown) and Mayweather-Pacquiao

(The “Fight of the Century” that really wasn’t) so it got lost in the shuffle. It

appears to be a course that favors accurate ball-strikers (then again, which

courses don’t?) but may play more like a U.S. Open than a PGA

Championship in terms of scoring.

Considering Brooks Koepka has won the last two PGAs + finished 2 nd last

weekend in Memphis, everyone has to take him here, right? Either way, I’ll

predict that a golfer among the top-8 betting choices in terms of odds is

your winner…no bomb is likely this week.

Congrats to Producer Michael, the newcomer last week for picking JT as

the winner. All of us had solid weeks…but still The Parlay Kid reigns

supreme.

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, 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 PGA Championship:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: +$50

Total ROI: +$16 (through 5 weeks)

$20 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1100)

$20 to WIN: Bryson DeChambeau (+1500)

$20 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+1800)

$10 to WIN: Viktor Hovland (+4500)

$10 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+5000)

$10 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+5500)

$10 to WIN: Justin Rose (+7500)

$50 on: Tournament to be decided by playoff (+400)

$20 on Top-10: Patrick Reed (+500)

$20 on Top-10: Gary Woodland (+500)

$10 on Top-20: Matthew Wolff (+500)


Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: +$5 (Justin Thomas WIN)

Total ROI: +$5 (through 1 week)

$20 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1100)

$15 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+1800)

$15 to WIN: Webb Simpson (+3300)

$15 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+3500)

$15 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+5500)

$15 to WIN: Jordan Spieth (+7000)

$5 to WIN: Mackenzie Hughes (+25000)

$30 on Top-10: Brooks Koepka (+150)

$30 on Top-10: Xander Schauffele (+225)

$30 on Top-10: Webb Simpson (+300)

$5 on Top-10: Chez Reavie (+800)

$5 on Top-10: Jazz Janewattananond (+5000)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$12.50

Total ROI: -$120 (through 6 weeks)

$25 to WIN: Brooks Koepka (+1100)

$25 to WIN: Xander Schauffele (+1800)

$25 to WIN: Patrick Cantlay (+2500)

$15 to WIN: Collin Morikawa (+3500)

$10 to WIN: Tyrrell Hatton (+5500)


$40 on Top-10: Patrick Cantlay (+275)

$30 on Top-10: Collin Morikawa (+350)

$30 on Top-10: Tyrrell Hatton (+500)

Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$5

Total ROI: -$463 (through 6 weeks)

$35 to WIN: Jon Rahm (+1500)

$20 to WIN: Patrick Cantlay (+2500)

$20 to WIN: Patrick Reed (+5000)

$15 to WIN: Adam Scott (+7000)

$10 to WIN: Danny Willett (+17500)

$50 on: Tournament to be decided by playoff (+400)

$40 on Top-10: Jon Rahm (+175)

$5 on Top-5: Erik Van Rooyen (+2000)

$5 on Top-10: Erik Van Rooyen (+1000)


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

@CohensCornerAZ.