2019 British Open Championship one-and-done fantasy golf picks
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2019 British Open Championship one-and-done fantasy golf picks



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 British Open Championship 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 theĀ 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 are running well in the last 6 weeks or so, relying on the young guns in the weaker events post-US Open with solid results. However, we are now at the final major of the year, with The Open -- the British Open, whatever -- now being Glory's Last Shot.

We have an unknown venue in Royal Portrush, at least for 96 percent of the field, and certainly everyone in a major championship situation. We want to rely on quality here, but we've also used some great names this year.

2019 British Open Championship One and Done picks

  • Jon Rahm: Rahm won the Irish Open and seems to have a thing for golf on the Emerald Isle.
  • Adam Scott: Scott has played so well this season, and yet it seems like no one's willing to give him a big nod.
  • Rory McIlroy: We can't use him here this week, but the guy has held the club course record (61) for 14 years.
  • Patrick Cantlay: Again, we've used Cantlay, but his two top-10 finishes in the majors this year kinda blend aspects of Royal Portrush together.

My pick this week will be Jon Rahm. I just got a feeling this could be his breakthrough.

2018-2019 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks

  1. Safeway Open: Sungjae Im (T-4)
  2. CIMB Classic: Xander Schauffele (25th)
  3. CJ Cup at Nine Bridges: Paul Casey (T-18)
  4. WGC-HSBC Champions: Eddie Pepperell (WD)
  5. Sanderson Farms Championship: Nick Taylor (T-26)
  6. Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Rickie Fowler (T-4)
  7. Mayakoba Golf Classic: Emiliano Grillo (15th)
  8. The RSM Classic: Lucas Glover (T-11)
  9. Sentry Tournament of Champions: Aaron Wise (T-27)
  10. Sony Open in Hawaii: Charles Howell III (T-8)
  11. Desert Classic: Adam Hadwin (T-2)
  12. Farmers Insurance Open: Jason Day (T-5)
  13. Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (T-15)
  14. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Rafa Cabrera Bello (T-22)
  15. Genesis Open: Bubba Watson (T-15)
  16. WGC-Mexico Championship: Tommy Fleetwood (T-19)
  17. Puerto Rico Open: Rafael Campos (T-49)
  18. The Honda Classic: Adam Scott (MC)
  19. Arnold Palmer Invitational: Marc Leishman (T-23)
  20. The Players Championship: Francesco Molinari (T-56)
  21. Valspar Championship: Gary Woodland (MC)
  22. Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship: Rory Sabbatini (T-39)
  23. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Matt Fitzpatrick (T-60)
  24. Valero Texas Open: Billy Horschel (MC)
  25. Masters Tournament: Rory McIlroy (T-21)
  26. RBC Heritage: Ian Poulter (T-10)
  27. Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Patrick Reed (MC)
  28. Wells Fargo Championship: Phil Mickelson (MC)
  29. AT&T Byron Nelson: Scottie Scheffler (T-35)
  30. PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka (WIN)
  31. Charles Schwab Challenge: Justin Rose (T-58)
  32. the Memorial Tournament: Matt Kuchar (MC)
  33. RBC Canadian Open: Jim Furyk (T-27)
  34. US Open: Tiger Woods (T-20)
  35. Travelers Championship: Patrick Cantlay (T-15)
  36. Rocket Mortgage Classic: Brandt Snedeker (T-5)
  37. 3M Open: Viktor Hovland (T-13)
  38. John Deere Classic: Collin Morikawa
  39. British Open Championship: Jon Rahm

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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