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 RBC Canadian Open 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.
The week after a major is typically a sleepy one, but the RBC Canadian Open is one of the most important worldwide events in golf history. Glen Abbey Golf Club again hosts, while Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar headline.
2017 RBC Canadian Open One and Done picks
- Dustin Johnson: Always have to consider the world No. 1 if you haven’t used him, but you probably already have. If not, may I suggest the WGC in Akron or the PGA Championship?
- Matt Kuchar: Kooch is probably gassed from the British Open, and rightfully so. Still he’s the second-best player in the field.
- Jim Furyk: This would be a leap of faith of sorts, as Furyk has finished OK in his last three starts but just loves Glen Abbey and this tournament.
- Ian Poulter: Poulter had a run at the Open, and he’s been playing well, albeit limited, PGA Tour golf since May.
- Patrick Rodgers: Perhaps this is riding a guy too much on his last start, but he was second at the Deere and has made four cuts in a row.
My pick this week will be Ian Poulter. He’s enjoying a resurgence and is hungry.
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 (WIN)
- The Greenbrier Classic: Webb Simpson (T-14)
- John Deere Classic: Brian Harman (T-10)
- British Open Championship: Tommy Fleetwood (T-27)
- Barbasol Championship: Chesson Hadley (T-27)
- RBC Canadian Open: Ian Poulter