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 Masters this week and will work through the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September 2018, 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.
It’s here! The Masters is here! Spring has sprung, and the year’s first men’s major is upon us. It’s great. We have pretty much everyone of note in play here this week, and we’re taking off the cover on picks. Anyone you think can win is game.
2018 Masters One and Done picks
- Jordan Spieth: Are you willing to trust Spieth’s putting right now? He’s looking for answers.
- Phil Mickelson: Mickelson showed some real hustle in the Match Play, and his results for the last two-plus months have been wonderful. Can he become the oldest Masters winner?
- Tiger Woods: A 42-year-old man coming off spinal fusion is a Masters favorite. If he can drive the ball well, he can win. For real.
- Dustin Johnson: DJ is looking for some answers after the Match Play. But his season has been so good so far. Don’t discount him.
- Rory McIlroy: McIlroy found the putter at Bay Hill and then lost it at Austin. If he putts well, he wins.
- Justin Thomas: He’s the best player in the world right now, and there’s no argument. Can he stay focused?
- Rickie Fowler: Fowler seems destined to win a major, and a lot of indicators suggest he’s best. I’m not sold.
- Paul Casey: Casey’s impeccable recent Masters record deserves your attention. He can win here.
- Justin Rose: Rose has been awesome for about six months now. He almost won this thing last year, and his Augusta record is stout.
- Jon Rahm: Started the season hot, but he’s starting to drop back to a mean a little bit.
My pick this week will be Justin Thomas. I’m picking the best player in the world at the moment. But you could make a case for any of the above guys, as well Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Hideki Matsuyama. How about Tommy Fleetwood? So many good picks.
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