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 Memorial Tournament 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.
We were not looking very good on Friday morning with Justin Rose, who was well outside the cut line, as were a number of high-ranked players at Colonial. But Rose rallied to get to the weekend, then made a nice little move on Saturday...only to wet the bed on Sunday. C'est le vie.
This week, we're at Jack's place for one of my favorite tournaments of the year: the Memorial Tournament. Tiger's in the field, and so is about 30 of the world top 50. For most, this is the final tune up before the US Open at Pebble Beach.
2019 Memorial Tournament One and Done picks
- Tony Finau: Finau has a terrific track record at Muirfield Village, and he's coming off a runner-up effort at Colonial.
- Patrick Cantlay: Muirfield Village is an Augusta proxy, and Cantlay nearly won there. He's nearly won a lot of places, making him lethal.
- Matt Kuchar: About as close as there is to a long-term lock at Jack's place. He keeps having closer calls, even after two wins this season.
- Tiger Woods: When to plug in Woods is going to be a guessing game, but he was solo leader here briefly last year.
My pick this week will be Matt Kuchar. It's time to use him on his favorite regular PGA Tour course.
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: Rory Sabbatini (T-39)
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Matt Fitzpatrick (T-60)
- Valero Texas Open: Billy Horschel (MC)
- Masters Tournament: Rory McIlroy (T-21)
- RBC Heritage: Ian Poulter (T-10)
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Patrick Reed (MC)
- Wells Fargo Championship: Phil Mickelson (MC)
- AT&T Byron Nelson: Scottie Scheffler (T-35)
- PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka (WIN)
- Charles Schwan Challenge: Justin Rose (T-58)
- the Memorial Tournament: Matt Kuchar