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 Wyndham Championship 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.
What a finish to the majors season! Brooks Koepka won his third major in the last 14 months, while Tiger Woods gave us a glimpse of what was and what might be again. Adam Scott even took us on a good ride, as did Justin Thomas and Thomas Pieters.
Unfortunately, our man Alex Noren missed the cut by a pair. In most every major championship ever played, we would have gotten Noren to the weekend on 2-over total, and the cut was a record-low even-par 140. Crazy.
But we rebound this week in Greensboro at the Wyndham Championship. This is the Last Chance Saloon for the PGA Tour, with the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings getting into the playoffs and the rest of the top 200 scrambling for their form before the Web.com Tour Finals.
2018 Wyndham Championship One and Done picks
- Daniel Berger — I was kind of surprised he did as well as he did at Bellerive, but that course was just docile enough to fit his eye. He should like this week, too.
- Webb Simpson — If you haven’t used Webb, this is the place.
- Hideki Matsuyama — A late add into the field, I get the sense Matsuyama feels on the verge of something. He piques my interest.
- Si Woo Kim — A winner here, this tournament seems to be his bag.
- Henrik Stenson — The defending champ missed the cut at Bellerive, but he’s otherwise been solid through the year.
- Rafa Cabrera-Bello: T-17 and T-10 in his last two starts, and he’s going to be on a course he should crush. Let’s go for him.
My pick this week will be RCB. He shares my initials, and hopefully he’ll get us back on track.
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 (T-6)
- PGA Championship: Alex Noren (MC)
- Wyndham Championship: Rafa Cabrera-Bello