2018 The Northern Trust one-and-done fantasy golf picks
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2018 The Northern Trust one-and-done fantasy golf picks


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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 The Northern Trust 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.

We had a solid week at the Wyndham, with Rafa Cabrera Bello bringing home a T-11 finish. We didn't have Brandt Snedeker for you, but the Tennessee native had been used early in the season at Pebble Beach. Now we head into the playoffs with four straight weeks of great fields and, hopefully, top players at our disposal.



The first stop is The Northern Trust, with the AW Tillinghast-designed Ridgewood Country Club hosting the opening leg with 125 players. To be truthful, the 2014 leaderboard, headed by Hunter Mahan, isn't very helpful in tipping us this week.


2018 The Northern Trust One and Done picks

  • Dustin Johnson: If you haven't used him yet, it's time.
  • Jon Rahm: Tillinghast created some very demanding driving courses, and there are few more capable in the skill than the Spaniard.
  • Rickie Fowler: Fowler is one of the few people to show up on the 2014 leaderboard, so he's worth a look.
  • Jordan Spieth: Read the signs. Spieth is getting closer. He's looked good in the last two majors, but he needs to avoid the big number.
  • Tiger Woods: Woods has been spectacular in his PGA Tour career in the playoffs. Missing fairways all over won't be good, though.

My pick this week will be Jordan Spieth. He's starting to figure it out, but people are looking past him.

2017-2018 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks

  1. Safeway Open: Webb Simpson (T-17)
  2. CIMB Classic: Xander Schauffele (T-3)
  3. CJ Cup at Nine Bridges: Tony Finau (T-26)
  4. WGC-HSBC Champions: Henrik Stenson (T-2)
  5. Sanderson Farms Championship: Chesson Hadley (2nd)
  6. Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Ryan Moore (T-51)
  7. OHL Classic at Mayakoba: Pat Perez (T-33)
  8. The RSM Classic: Charles Howell III (MC)
  9. Sentry Tournament of Champions: Brian Harman (3rd)
  10. Sony Open in Hawaii: Gary Woodland (T-7)
  11. CareerBuilder Challenge: Jason Dufner (T-36)
  12. Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (MC)
  13. Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (WD)
  14. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Brandt Snedeker (T-20)
  15. Genesis Open: Paul Casey (T-49)
  16. The Honda Classic: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (T-68)
  17. WGC-Mexico Championship: Tommy Fleetwood (T-14)
  18. Valspar Championship: Sergio Garcia (4th)
  19. Arnold Palmer Invitational: Justin Rose (3rd)
  20. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Patrick Reed (T-9)
  21. Corales Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship: Emiliano Grillo (T-50)
  22. Houston Open: Russell Henley (T-8)
  23. Masters: Justin Thomas (T-17)
  24. RBC Heritage: Matt Kuchar (T-23)
  25. Valero Texas Open: Charley Hoffman (T-64)
  26. Zurich Classic: Wesley Bryan (MC)
  27. Wells Fargo Championship: Kyle Stanley (T-13)
  28. The Players Championship: Bryson DeChambeau (T-37)
  29. AT&T Byron Nelson: Jimmy Walker (T-6)
  30. Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial: Chris Kirk (T-11)
  31. the Memorial Tournament: Marc Leishman (T-62)
  32. FedEx St. Jude Classic: Joaquin Niemann (MC)
  33. US Open: Dustin Johnson (3rd)
  34. Travelers Championship: Daniel Berger (T-67)
  35. Quicken Loans National: Tiger Woods (T-4)
  36. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Brian Gay (T-39)
  37. John Deere Classic: Francesco Molinari (T-2)
  38. British Open Championship: Brooks Koepka (T-39)
  39. RBC Canadian Open: Bubba Watson (MC)
  40. WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Rory McIlroy (T-6)
  41. PGA Championship: Alex Noren (MC)
  42. Wyndham Championship: Rafa Cabrera-Bello (T-11)
  43. The Northern Trust: Jordan Spieth

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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