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 and have worked through to 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.
As you might have guessed, Aronimink Golf Club produced a great tournament. That’s what a great golf course has the potential to do. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas. Great board. And Keegan Bradley, a major winner, ended a six-year skid to win the third leg of the playoffs. Unfortunately, Cameron Smith didn’t handle the week well and finished near the bottom of the leaderboard.
Now we have 30 players heading to the Tour Championship in Atlanta. There’s no cut. It’s free money. It’s a bit of a fickle course in terms of players liking it or not. But we have to rely on quality as best we can. After all, these are the best of the best.
2018 Tour Championship One and Done picks
- Rory McIlroy: Rory is basically back to his normal self: great at everything but putting. He won here in 2016.
- Justin Rose: Rose seemingly gets into the Tour Championship most years with a good chance at taking the FedEx Cup. He hasn’t yet.
- Tony Finau: He’s the only guy to finish top 10 in all three playoff events.
- Billy Horschel: Horschel is clearly in form, and he’s won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup before at this venue.
- Bryson DeChambeau: I mean, if you haven’t yet, you probably missed the boat. But, gotta mention him.
- Webb Simpson: He is a high-finish machine!
My pick this week will be Billy Horschel. I’ve used pretty much everyone else in the field, so we’re kind of stuck hoping.
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 (T-65)
- Tour Championship: Billy Horschel