• Eric Cohen

By Eric Cohen

Last week I said I wouldn’t do it. I simply couldn’t pick a golfer to win at

13/2, especially one who hadn’t shown the ability to make putts down the

stretch. And yet the bulked up legend Bryson DeChambeau proved my

theory wrong yet again. Still, at least all three of us cashed tickets so the

weekend wasn’t a total loss.

This week the PGA Tour is on to Dublin, Ohio and Muirfield Country Club

for the first of two consecutive tournaments. This week’s one-off event is

the Workday Charity Open, a last-minute replacement for the John Deere

Classic. I expect the course to play significantly easier than next week’s

Memorial Tournament, so a score close to 20 under par once again

wouldn’t surprise me.

No DeChambeau in the field for once which should make for a more

unpredictable leaderboard. Not sure I see a bomb winning this tournament

but the chalk don’t seem like favored plays either.

Once again the rules:

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 Workday Charity Open:

(Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook)


Harry

Last Week’s Results: -$28

Total ROI: -$178

$30 to Win: Hideki Matsuyama (+1700)

$20 to Win: Marc Leishman (+5000)

$10 to Win: Justin Rose (+2600)

$10 to Win: Matt Kuchar (+4500)


$5 to Win: Billy Horschel (+7000)

$5 to Win: Kevin Streeman (+7000)

$5 to Win: Ryan Armour (+13000)

$5 to Win: Emiliano Grillo (+11000)

$5 to Win: Jason Dufner (+17500)

$5 to Win: Denny McCarthy (+27500)

$30 on Top-10: Justin Rose (+335)

$30 on Top-10: Gary Woodland (+400)

$20 on Tournament will have a playoff (+300)

$5 on Top-10: Xinjun Zhang (+4000)

$5 on Top-10: Kevin Tway (+6600)

$5 on Top-20: Jonathan Byrd (+1100)

$5 on Top-20: Robby Shelton (+2500)

Eric:

Last Week’s Results: -$50

Total ROI: -$250

$30 to Win: Brooks Koepka (+1700)

$30 to Win: Justin Rose (+2600)

$20 to Win: Hideki Matsuyama (+1700)

$10 to Win: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+5500)

$10 to Win: Kevin Streelman (+7000)

$35 on Top-10: Justin Rose (+335)

$25 on Top-20: Matthew Fitzpatrick (+250)

$20 on Top-20: Kevin Streelman (+300)

$20 on Top-20: Byeong Hun An (+275)

The Parlay Kid

Last Week’s Results: -$164

Total ROI: -$164

$20 to Win: Collin Morikawa (+3500)

$20 to Win: Jordan Spieth (+5000)

$15 to Win: Patrick Cantlay (+1300)

$15 to Win: Xander Schauffele (+1700)

$15 to Win: Justin Rose (+2600)

$15 to Win: Viktor Hovland (+2600)

$15 on Top-10: Patrick Reed (+350)

$15 on Top-10: Sungjae Im (+400)


$15 on Top-10: Byeong Hun An (+650)

$10 on Top-5: Matt Kuchar (+900)

$10 on Top-5: Matt Wallace (+2500)

$10 on Top-20: Jordan Spieth (+225)

$10 on Top-20: Adam Hadwin (+250)

$10 on Top-20: Zach Johnson (+450)

$5 on Top-20: Steve Stricker (+1400)


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

Fanatic in Phoenix.