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 Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial 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.
First, we're fortunate to not be looking at a Monday finish today in Dallas. Congrats to Aaron Wise on knocking out his first PGA Tour win. I have to admit I wasn't ga-ga for Wise as some others were, and that was a clear blind spot on my part. Wise has IT. He can play, too. The way he handled the chasers down the stretch at Trinity Forest was impressive and remarkable.
This week, we're lucky to have an event at all after Dean and DeLuca bowed out without much warning. With Charles Schwab coming in next year, Colonial will be restored to a great event. This field is surprisingly good given recent leaner fields at Colonial, but 19 of the top 50 in the world are playing this week.
2018 Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial One and Done picks
- Jordan Spieth -- I think we have to officially be concerned about Spieth's putting, particularly from shorter range (inside 8 feet). However, he knows how to win here.
- Jon Rahm -- Rahm tore this place apart last year, and he didn't need driver to do it. He handled Players well after a weird 82 last year in the third round. He may have a Dye link.
- Jason Dufner -- Duf may have had a rough 72nd hole at The Players, but he's playing really well overall in his last few starts. Good record here.
- Chris Kirk -- Kirk and tighter courses seem to be a connection over the years, so he may be worth a cut-making play this week.
- Kevin Kisner -- Not good in his last few times out, still hard to ignore Kisner's ability and his affinity for these style golf courses.
- Chris Stroud -- Stroud is a curious play because of his course record, though he can be spotty in quality.
- Xander Schauffele -- The X Man is starting to surge up in the right way, and this is around when he really got going last year.
My pick this week will be Chris Kirk. I'm kind of in a stuck place leading into the majors, and I want to save better players for Memorial.
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