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 BMW 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.
Jason Day had to be hurt. That’s all there is to it. Day doesn’t play that poorly pretty much any week, and he certainly doesn’t do it at TPC Boston. However, he did play it out, and he was among just 20 players who missed the cut, which is mind-boggling. Now, the FedEx Cup playoffs head to the Philadelphia area and Aronimink Country Club for the BMW Championship. Aronimink hosted the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National when Congressional was preparing to host the 2011 US Open, so we’ll look toward Justin Rose’s winning week there to guide us this week.
2018 BMW Championship One and Done picks
- Rory McIlroy: Rory hasn’t put it all together in his time since the PGA Championship, but he did look good in Massachusetts.
- Justin Rose: Couldn’t get to No. 1 at TPC Boston, but he won here at Aronimink and loves these kinds of “pelts.”
- Jordan Spieth: Spieth is getting closer, and I’m going to shout that to anyone who will listen.
- Bryson DeChambeau: I mean, if you haven’t yet, you probably missed the boat. But, gotta mention him.
- Cameron Smith: Cam’s been third in the first two playoff events. Not DeChambeau good, but very solid.
My pick this week will be Cameron Smith. He’s the hot playoff hand, and I love his overall game.
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 (T-11)
- The Northern Trust: Jordan Spieth (T-25)
- Dell Technologies Championship: Jason Day (MC, should’ve WD’d)
- BMW Championship: Cameron Smith