With the PGA Tour deciding to offer a one-and-done fantasy golf platform, 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 Safeway Open, continue to the 2018 Memorial Tournament this week and will work through the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September 2018, keeping track of our picks all along the way.
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.
It's the last big week before the US Open, as Jack Nicklaus hosts most of the world top 50 in Dublin, Ohio, for the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Having been in person in the past, I can tell you it's one of the best courses on the PGA Tour -- probably in the top five, depending on your architectural tastes.
The field is fantastic, and the winners here are typically great iron players who find a way to make enough putts and avoid the big numbers that are indeed out there.
2018 Memorial Tournament One and Done picks
- Matt Kuchar -- Kuchar loves this place. He's won here, and he's damn near a lock to finish in the top 15.
- Marc Leishman -- Been in the top 15 in each of the last three years. He's played well of late, too.
- Rory McIlroy -- You may be souring on McIlroy to win a major this year, especially with what happened at Wentworth. Good record here, though.
- Kevin Na -- Two great low rounds at Colonial suggests he's feeling confident, and he's coming to a place he likes.
- Justin Rose -- He may suddenly be the perfect US Open pick (or Brooks Koepka), but his Memorial record is very solid.
My pick this week will be Marc Leishman. He's coming around at the right time, and I still believe in Rory in a bigger-purse event.
2017-2018 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks
- Safeway Open: Webb Simpson (T-17)
- CIMB Classic: Xander Schauffele (T-3)
- CJ Cup at Nine Bridges: Tony Finau (T-26)
- WGC-HSBC Champions: Henrik Stenson (T-2)
- Sanderson Farms Championship: Chesson Hadley (2nd)
- Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Ryan Moore (T-51)
- OHL Classic at Mayakoba: Pat Perez (T-33)
- The RSM Classic: Charles Howell III (MC)
- Sentry Tournament of Champions: Brian Harman (3rd)
- Sony Open in Hawaii: Gary Woodland (T-7)
- CareerBuilder Challenge: Jason Dufner (T-36)
- Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (MC)
- Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (WD)
- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Brandt Snedeker (T-20)
- Genesis Open: Paul Casey (T-49)
- The Honda Classic: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (T-68)
- WGC-Mexico Championship: Tommy Fleetwood (T-14)
- Valspar Championship: Sergio Garcia (4th)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Justin Rose (3rd)
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Patrick Reed (T-9)
- Corales Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship: Emiliano Grillo (T-50)
- Houston Open: Russell Henley (T-8)
- Masters: Justin Thomas (T-17)
- RBC Heritage: Matt Kuchar (T-23)
- Valero Texas Open: Charley Hoffman (T-64)
- Zurich Classic: Wesley Bryan (MC)
- Wells Fargo Championship: Kyle Stanley (T-13)
- The Players Championship: Bryson DeChambeau (T-37)
- AT&T Byron Nelson: Jimmy Walker (T-6)
- Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial: Chris Kirk (T-11)
- the Memorial Tournament: Marc Leishman