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  • Writer's pictureEric Cohen

By Eric Cohen

The 2014 Bahamas Bowl, the August 1 st , 2013 Mariners 9 th inning

meltdown against the Red Sox, and the 2020 Wyndham

Championship…what do they all have in common? Three of the

most PAINFUL bad beats I’ve ever suffered.

Without going into details on the other two, I had Billy Horschel

and 3 rd round leader Si Woo Kim to win the Wyndham. Si Woo

imploded on the front nine and made a brief run on the backside

to no avail. But Horschel was in control…there was no way that a

600-1 shot in Jim Herman would beat him! And he choked. I’ll be

sick about this one for days, weeks, and months. They say the

bad losses stick with you more than the good wins and for now

I’m not arguing.

If there is a sliver of positivity, it’s that I’ve finally taken over the

lead from Producer Michael by hitting both of my prop bets – a

Webb Simpson top-5 and Horschel top-10 for $50 each. Over the

8 weeks of this competition, I’m now turning a healthy profit so if

you haven’t tailed my picks, might be a good time to start now.

We’re into the PGA Tour playoffs this week at THE NORTHERN

TRUST (not sure why it all has to be capitalized but hey, that’s

their thing)…and it’s a major-quality field including all of the top-25

golfers in the world. With 55 golfers cut before next week’s tour

semifinals in Illinois, look for some big names below the cut line

(Fowler, Fleetwood, Spieth, and Rose) to potentially make major

moves. For the spirit of this competition, I’m not going to guess as

to which ones of those ranked 71-125 in the FedEx will succeed

this week and instead focus on finding a likely first-time winner

since play resumed in June.

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 NORTHERN TRUST:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Last Week’s Results: +$290

Total ROI: +$645 (through 8 weeks)

$30 to WIN on: Rory McIlroy (+1500)

$15 to WIN on: Patrick Reed (+2800)

$15 to WIN on: Daniel Berger (+3000)

$15 to WIN on: Patrick Cantlay (+3500)

$10 to WIN on: Tony Finau (+3500)

$10 to WIN on: Tyrrell Hatton (+5000)

$5 to WIN on: Si Woo Kim (+10000)

$50 on Top-10: Daniel Berger (+335)

$50 on Top-10: Tony Finau (+350)

Michael (Best Bet Corner Producer)

Last Week’s Results: -$122

Total ROI: +$320.50 (through 3 weeks)

$25 to WIN on: Collin Morikawa (+2500)

$25 to WIN on: Patrick Reed (+2800)

$20 to WIN on: Webb Simpson (+3000)

$15 to WIN on: Abraham Ancer (+5500)

$15 to WIN on: Si Woo Kim (+10000)

$20 on Top-10: Collin Morikawa (+300)

$20 on Top-10: Patrick Reed (+335)

$20 on Top-10: Webb Simpson (+335)

$15 on Top-20: Abraham Ancer (+250)

$15 on Top-20: Si Woo Kim (+300)

$15 on Top-20: Doc Redman (+500)

Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$324 (through 7 weeks)

$20 to WIN on: Bryson DeChambeau (+1100)

$20 to WIN on: Rory McIlroy (+1500)

$20 to WIN on: Xander Schauffele (+1700)

$15 to WIN on: Patrick Reed (+2800)

$15 to WIN on: Daniel Berger (+3000)

$10 to WIN on: Paul Casey (+3500)

$50 on Top-10: Justin Thomas (+163)

$50 on Top-10: Rory McIlroy (+200)


Last Week’s Results: -$200

Total ROI: -$863 (through 8 weeks)

$25 to WIN on: Jason Day (+2600)

$25 to WIN on: Adam Scott (+5500)

$10 to WIN on: Sungjae Im (+6500)

$10 to WIN on: Si Woo Kim (+10000)

$10 to WIN on: Shane Lowry (+10000)

$10 to WIN on: Byeong Hun An (+11000)

$10 to WIN on: Marc Leishman (+14000)

$40 on Top-5: Jon Rahm (+350)

$40 on Top-10: Jon Rahm (+200)

$20 on 1 st Round Leader: Jon Rahm (+3300)

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