With the PGA Tour deciding to offer a one-and-done fantasy golf platform starting in 2017, as well the increasing number of private one-and-done leagues, we here at Golf News Net will offer weekly one-and-done fantasy golf picks separate from our weekly fantasy golf rankings and picks.
We'll start with the 2017 SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and work through the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September, keeping track of our picks all along the way.
First, before we begin, if you're not familiar with game, read this primer on the one-and-done fantasy golf format, and welcome to the game. It really is as easy as it sounds, but you have to take a long-term view of the season to figure out how best to use players.
The year starts with a no-cut event, reserved only for winners on the PGA Tour in calendar 2016. The good news is that, no matter what (barring a withdrawal), your pick is going to score money and FedEx Cup points. So, there's less incentive to blow a pick on one of the top-25 players in the field. Save those guys for bigger events, like majors, WGCs and The Players, where both money and FedEx Cup points are increased. Instead, go with someone who has a decent track record in the event that you may not use elsewhere.
2017 SBS Tournament of Champions One and Done picks
- Brandt Snedeker: Sneds got in by winning in a practical hurricane at Torrey Pines. He loves those courses, and you may want to save him for then. However, he has a good record at Kapalua, so it's worth exploring.
- Jason Dufner: Duff had a good finish here last time in 2014, so maybe he's the guy for you. He's not an overwhelming pick at another tournament, so this could be a good spot to use a great ballstriker.
- Jhonattan Vegas: Jhonny Vegas ended his fall schedule with a T-10 in Mexico, but had consecutive T-45 finishes before that. It's a gamble to use him here, but he has upside with low risk.
- Russell Knox: Though you can think of some better spots for Knox, he played extremely well in the fall portion of the schedule, with three top-10 finishes to close. With potential wind, a Scot is a good call.
My pick this week will be Jason Dufner, hoping that he'll deliver a top-five finish to earn some good money and points to kick off the year.