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 BMW 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 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 didn't do poorly last week with Justin Thomas, a guy we just happened to save up for the playoffs (the wrist injury made me reluctant to use him in majors season). Now we have a no-cut event, with the 70-player (for now) BMW Championship at Medinah near Chicago. If Tiger were healthy, he'd be an auto-pick. Since he's not, we get to work.
2019 BMW Championship One and Done picks
- Patrick Reed: Reed has been trending in the right direction, and the win at Liberty National was coming. But his draw at draw-heavy Medinah? Maybe two in a row.
- Justin Rose: Rose continues to finish strongly without much fanfare. A T-10 at The Northern Trust was a good effort.
- Jon Rahm: Another great finish to continue a 60-day string of them, and his driving should be an asset on a long course.
- Louis Oosthuizen: Sweet-swinging Louis finished T-6 at Liberty National, so maybe he's peaking at the right time?
- Joaquin Niemann: He's playing really strong golf the last two months, and he's backed into a corner (as am I on picks).
My pick this week will be Joaquin Niemann. Why not someone like Spieth, a higher-ranked player? Because his driving should be a big problem this week.
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 (T-20)
- Travelers Championship: Patrick Cantlay (T-15)
- Rocket Mortgage Classic: Brandt Snedeker (T-5)
- 3M Open: Viktor Hovland (T-13)
- John Deere Classic: Collin Morikawa (T-4)
- British Open Championship: Jon Rahm (T-11)
- Barbasol Championship: Jhonattan Vegas (T-64)
- WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Dustin Johnson (T-20)
- Barracuda Championship: Denny McCarthy (T-35)
- Wyndham Championship: Webb Simpson (2nd)
- The Northern Trust: Justin Thomas (T-12)
- BMW Championship: Joaquin Niemann