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 Quicken Loans National 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.
I'm very happy with our week in Hartford and the Travelers Championship. We took a horse-for-course, and he paid off pretty well with Marc Leishman finishing T-17. Nothing wrong with that, since we already burned Jordan Spieth. Maybe we could've rode Daniel Berger, but that's OK.
This week, the Quicken Loans National is on a new course in TPC Potomac, and this course will favor players who hit fades and hit it well off the tee, opening up all of the options on this course.
2017 Quicken Loans National One and Done picks
- Rickie Fowler: If you haven't used Rickie already, his fade should come in handy here, and he can beat up on a weaker field.
- Justin Thomas: JT is a worthy pick, too, against a weaker field, but his erratic nature off the tee could bring a lo of issues into play.
- Boo Weekley: Do you want to ride a hot hand? Boo has great strokes gained numbers off the tee. Getting it in the hole is the problem.
- Kyle Stanley: He's so good off the tee and such a great ballstriker, that it makes sense to pick him here on a course that puts so much pressure on those first two shots.
My pick this week will be Kyle Stanley. I know he's a short-game liability, but he's cashing checks and doing well.
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 (T-49)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Henrik Stenson (MC)
- Puerto Rico Open: Peter Uihlein (T-5)
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Tyrrell Hatton (T-17)
- Shell Houston Open: J.B. Holmes (MC)
- Masters Tournament: Jordan Spieth (T-11)
- RBC Heritage: Matt Kuchar (T-11)
- Valero Texas Open: Brendan Steele (T-62)
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Ryan Palmer (with Jordan Spieth) (4th)
- Wells Fargo Championship: Francesco Molinari (T-24)
- The Players Championship: Kevin Chappell (T-35)
- AT&T Byron Nelson: Brooks Koepka (T-50)
- Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial: Bud Cauley (T-41)
- the Memorial Tournament: Tony Finau (T-40)
- FedEx St. Jude Classic: Phil Mickelson (9th)
- U.S. Open: Dustin Johnson (MC)
- Travelers Championship: Marc Leishman (T-17)
- Quicken Loans National: Kyle Stanley