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 began with the 2017 SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, continue to the 2017 Valspar Championship this week and will 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.
We move back to Florida this week for the Valspar Championship on Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course. Last year, the greens were not good after a renovation and re-grassing. That shouldn’t be the case this year, and ballstrikers will thrive on a difficult tee-to-green golf course.
2017 Valspar Championship One and Done picks
- Bill Haas: Haas really should have won here last year, but instead the title went to Charl Schwartzel. He’s had a solid, if unspectacular, season. Perfect pick for this field.
- Charles Howell III: CH3 loves this tournament. When CH3 is a horse-for-course pick, he’s solid gold…provided you didn’t blow him on the West Coast already
- Gary Woodland: Not great in Mexico, but that course was too tight for him anyhow. Good record at Innisbrook and a good spot to use him.
- Graham DeLaet: Top-17 finishes in three consecutive starts is a solid play for the Canadian, who has seemingly moved beyond the chip yips.
- Henrik Stenson: With the WD last week in Mexico with food poisoning, Henrik Stenson is a risk. Lay off him unless you’re desperate.
My pick this week will be Charles Howell III. I haven’t used him yet, and this is the right spot before we get later in the year.
2017 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks
- SBS Tournament of Champions: Jason Dufner (21st)
- Sony Open in Hawaii: Jimmy Walker (MC)
- CareerBuilder Challenge: Bill Haas (T-17)
- Farmers Insurance Open: Brandt Snedeker (T-9)
- Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (WIN)
- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Justin Rose (T-39)
- Genesis Open: Sergio Garcia (T-49)
- The Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler (WIN)
- WGC-Mexico Championship: Rafa Cabrera Bello (T-38)
- Valspar Championship: Charles Howell III