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 PGA 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.
This. Is. Major. Glory's Last Shot is here, with the PGA Championship offering the golf world one final major championship as the swan song to the 2017 major calendar. Quail Hollow took a year off from hosting the Wells Fargo Championship to blow itself up a bit, create some new holes and step onto a bigger stage for the first time as a major championship host. So, do players who love Quail Hollow on the PGA Tour have an edge?
2017 PGA Championship One and Done picks
- Rory McIlroy: This list has to start with Rory. We've targeted him here for this all year. But now he has a new wife, new sticks and a new caddie. Do we trust him?
- Rickie Fowler: Fowler just loves this place. He's won here, and he knows that this place suits his eye as he gets closer in majors.
- Phil Mickelson: Why not Phil? Mickelson has done well at Quail in the past, though this second half of the season has been an utter throwaway.
- Webb Simpson: The 2012 U.S. Open winner is a Quail Hollow member. Local knowledge is key.
- Dustin Johnson: If you've saved DJ this far into the year, congrats on your discipline and clairvoyance. Not a normal Wells Fargo guy, but his length should suit him well.
- Jon Rahm: Rahm should conceivably love Quail Hollow, but he's not as hot as he was to start the year.
- Charley Hoffman: The Hoff has enjoyed his best year in 2017, and he's been terrific in majors. Could he snag a PGA?
My pick this week will be Rory McIlroy. I've targeted him all year for this week.
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 (3rd)
- WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Zach Johnson
- Barracuda Championship: Robert Garrigus
- PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy