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 2018 Safeway Open, continue this week at the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and will continue through to the Tour Championship in Atlanta in August 2019, 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.
Paul Casey did it! He finally won with a 54-hole lead, and he became the first person to successfully defend the title at the Valspar. That’s a big deal, and what a bounce back after a horrible, one-off week at The Players. Meanwhile, we were on the unfortunate end of variance, as Gary Woodland, one of the Tour’s steadiest cut-makers and a past champion at Innisbrook, saw his cuts-made run end.
It was a pretty brutal week for that, but we have two cracks at it this week. We have the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and the opposite-field WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. We make our DR picks here, but focusing on the match play, we have a free pass here. Everyone is getting paid, and everyone is getting three matches. Beyond that, it’s a bit of a crap shoot. My initial picks here will be updated based on the final draw, but even that is a mild help in projecting this event. My suggestion is to pick someone you won’t miss later and probably wouldn’t pick in a regular PGA Tour event. Think Euro Tour.
2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play One and Done picks
- Matthew Fitzpatrick — It’s been a great year so far for the 24-year-old, and he’s someone who has proven he can hang in there in match play.
- Eddie Pepperell — Love Pep, and again, he’s a rare guy you wouldn’t think to pick most weeks when he’s playing the PGA Tour.
- Justin Harding — If you really want to not worry about using someone, Harding is your guy. However, he’s riding high off a win and a second on the Euro Tour in weak events.
- Jim Furyk — Furyk is on a bit of a heater here coming out of the Florida Swing. He’s playing for a Masters berth, so he’s motivated this week.
My pick this week will be Matt Fitzpatrick. I love watching him operate at his best, and he can handle these guys.
2018-2019 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks
- Safeway Open: Sungjae Im (T-4)
- CIMB Classic: Xander Schauffele (25th)
- CJ Cup at Nine Bridges: Paul Casey (T-18)
- WGC-HSBC Champions: Eddie Pepperell (WD)
- Sanderson Farms Championship: Nick Taylor (T-26)
- Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Rickie Fowler (T-4)
- Mayakoba Golf Classic: Emiliano Grillo (15th)
- The RSM Classic: Lucas Glover (T-11)
- Sentry Tournament of Champions: Aaron Wise (T-27)
- Sony Open in Hawaii: Charles Howell III (T-8)
- Desert Classic: Adam Hadwin (T-2)
- Farmers Insurance Open: Jason Day (T-5)
- Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (T-15)
- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Rafa Cabrera Bello (T-22)
- Genesis Open: Bubba Watson (T-15)
- WGC-Mexico Championship: Tommy Fleetwood (T-19)
- Puerto Rico Open: Rafael Campos (T-49)
- The Honda Classic: Adam Scott (MC)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Marc Leishman (T-23)
- The Players Championship: Francesco Molinari (T-56)
- Valspar Championship: Gary Woodland (MC)
- Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship: CLICK HERE
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Matt Fitzpatrick