Robn Golf Finale: $1,000 On The Line In Hamilton

Seven contenders are vying for the $1,000 grand prize as the Robn Golf Sweepstakes culminates at the RBC Canadian Open.

Robn Golf Finale: $1,000 On The Line In Hamilton

  • 1. Emig, Williams, Davis Post Monstrous Weeks, Flatten Leaderboard With One Week To Play
  • 2. Title Chase Remains Wide Open; Seven Viable Contenders For Prize
  • 3. Commish Tries To Atone For Error On Card, Makes Everything Worse
  • 4. Scotch Egg: Rory Heavy Favorite In Scottie-less Field

It's Hard At The Top

It wasn't a banner week for HQ, but it was a banner week for the Top 10.

Partly due to contestant talent, partly due to uninspiring card design, we handed out points this week like they were the Venezuelan bolivar.

Evan "Better Than Mark" Davis got things going with what should have been a record-setting week. He hung 650 points off the back of wins just about everywhere, only missing one Top 40 parlay pick and one Top 20 individual pick. The effort catapulted him all the way into second, past a fading Sarah Hogan and a stalled-in-place Chad Geren.

Jake "The COO" Williams then eclipsed Davis, winning every selection he made except the Korean nationality market, earning an absurd 750 points. More absurd than this was the fact that Jakey didn't rise a single place in the standings. He remains in 7th, with a crowded 6 spots above him.

But the week belonged to The Blu Emu, himself. Joe Emig won every available market. All of 'em. Ran the table. He posted a potentially untouchable 820 points. In spite of lingering in sixth-place, Joe is only 250 back of the lead, certainly within at least theoretical striking distance of the top with one week to play.

Matt Rybaltowski seized first-place once again partly on the back of some highly unlikely Max Homa heroics.

We won't break it all down here – suffice it to say, Charles Schwab Challenge champion Davis Riley was not an option for anyone to have selected as the outright winner, so we voided that market, and a few Top 40 parlays won that shouldn't have.

Listen from the 7:48-minute mark of the latest episode of RobnPod to get the full breakdown.

The Receipts

Leaderboard Through Week 7

2024 Robn Golf Sweepstakes Tournament - Google Drive

Week 7 Graded Responses

2024 Robn Golf Sweepstakes Tournament - Google Drive

Week 7 Raw Responses

2024 Robn Golf Sweepstakes Tournament - Google Drive

The Final Card

We head into the final week of the $1,000 Robn Golf Tournament with 8 players within 350 points of the lead, and with 1-2 separated by fewer than 30 points.

Anything could happen in our contest, as it could in this week's RBC Canadian Open

Why? No Scottie. He's got a court date, you see.

Rory McIlroy is a similarly overwhelming favorite this week, and he has two wins and a T-20 in his last few tournaments. He did win the RBC Canadian outright, two years ago, after all.

But like last week, we're only allowing for a "To Win" market ex-Rory. Contestants will pick a group of four players, and if one of the players they chose finishes highest in the standings (as if Rory wasn't playing) they win.

And this time, we will make sure every player is possible to select.

Week 8 Card:

Good luck.