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 US Open 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.
Of course, of course, Matt Kuchar follows up blowing it at Memorial with a great week in Canada. And, of course, we would never use Rory McIlroy in the Canadian Open, and he just about shoots 59 to blow away the field.
This week, we have the US Open. We have plenty of great choices.
2019 US Open One and Done picks
- Tiger Woods: Looked good at Memorial, and he got better every round. He just needs to avoid a bad week of preparation like he had at the PGA Championship.
- Brooks Koepka: Going for three in a row, and if you look at the last five majors, he's gone: WIN-T39-WIN-T2-WIN. Good enough.
- Rory McIlroy: Driving is going to matter, but the course isn't long enough to give Rory's prodigious length that much love. Has to putt well and strike approaches well.
- Dustin Johnson: In between teachers at the moment, Johnson didn't look at that great in Canada. But he loves Pebble and is looking for some semblance of revenge on 2010.
- Jordan Spieth: It's time for us to consider Spieth in a big way again. He's not quite fixed, but he's close.
- Webb Simpson: Really sneaky pick here, but Simpson has been back in great form for over a month now.
My pick this week will be Tiger Woods. I liked what I saw at Memorial. I think his tee-to-green game is solid. He just needs to prepare better the week of to have a chance. Realistically, I think it's unlikely Tiger wins two majors this year, so look to Patrick Cantlay, Brandt Snedeker, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka for good tips.
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 Schwab Challenge: Justin Rose (T-58)
- the Memorial Tournament: Matt Kuchar (MC)
- RBC Canadian Open: Jim Furyk (T-27)
- US Open: Tiger Woods