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 Tour 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 are here at the end of the PGA Tour season. The FedEx Cup playoffs conclude on Sunday with the end of the Tour Championship and the crowning of a champion who will take home $15 million. This is now a handicap tournament, so many one-and-done leagues are avoiding picks this week because it would be weird to award points based a finish in a handicap tournament that doles out what's considered unofficial money. Totally understand.
Some leagues, however, may have picks made based on the 72-hole performance in the tournament without strokes. That's what we'll look at here.
2019 Tour Championship One and Done picks
- Justin Rose: Rose has historically played well in the Tour Champioship, finally nailing the FedEx Cup last year despite not winning the tournament.
- Justin Thomas: Thomas is in the driver's seat and can play from a confident place that losing a stroke here or there isn't going to ruin his chances.
- Paul Casey: Casey has an affinity for East Lake, though he's just kind of going along here.
- Tony Finau: Finau put up a good week in the BMW Championship, and he can play similar-styled golf at East Lake.
My pick this week will be Tony Finau. I've thought about using him a bunch this season but just never found the right time.
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 (T-31)
- Tour Championship: Tony Finau