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 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 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.
Dustin Johnson now has 19 PGA Tour wins after absolutely abusing the field and Glen Abbey Golf Club to win the RBC Canadian Open. Of course, we tipped him in the One and Done, knowing full well you could use him and do well. Unfortunately, we used him for a third-place finish at the US Open, and I went with Bubba Watson, who somewhat inexplicably missed the cut. Alright. That happened.
This week, we can’t have a missed cut. It’s the final WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. Tiger Woods is in the field. So is DJ. So is the full world top 50. Big money is on offer, but you can’t pick a guy who misses the cut.
For spacing purposes, remember we have now just six PGA Tour events this season after this one. You’re using studs this week, at the PGA Championship and in at least the final two playoff events. Save your duds for the Wyndham and The Northern Trust, and maybe the final Dell Technologies Championship.
2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational One and Done picks
- Dustin Johnson — He’s the second-best WGC player of all-time, so, probably should like him.
- Tiger Woods — The best WGC player of all-time is back at a place he’s won eight times.
- Jason Day — Good record at Firestone, and he’s been solid in his last two starts.
- Rickie Fowler — Lots of high finishes at Firestone, and he doesn’t seem to fade as much in WGCs.
- Zach Johnson — Bad Sunday at Carnoustie, but he has a plan to get around here and usually executes.
- Rory McIlroy — He gets the ball in play a lot here, though he doesn’t close the deal. Expect a high finish.
My pick this week will be Rory McIlroy. I think he could win the PGA Championship next week, too.
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 (T-62)
- FedEx St. Jude Classic: Joaquin Niemann (MC)
- US Open: Dustin Johnson (3rd)
- Travelers Championship: Daniel Berger (T-67)
- Quicken Loans National: Tiger Woods (T-4)
- A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Brian Gay (T-39)
- John Deere Classic: Francesco Molinari (T-2)
- British Open Championship: Brooks Koepka (T-39)
- RBC Canadian Open: Bubba Watson (MC)
- WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Rory McIlroy