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 2019 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, continue at the 2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic this week and will continue through to the Tour Championship in Atlanta in August 2020, 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 down to the final two events of the fall portion of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season. After a rare in-season off week, the PGA Tour is back in action with the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. This tournament had been seeing an improved field over the last few years, but the likes of Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are not returning this year.
Nevertheless, Matt Kuchar is the controversial defending champion, and Tony Finau is going to make a pre-Presidents Cup start at a tournament he's liked in the past.
2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic One and Done picks
Keegan Bradley: If you're thinking a horse for a course that's not someone you'd otherwise be inclined to pick, look at Bradley, with two top-15s in his last three years.
Emiliano Grillo: Grillo is a guy who hangs around high in the rankings because he manages to top-15 in events like this one, the last three years running.
Charles Howell III: He has a long history of competing in this event and doing well in it. He just bags up money like it's his job. (It IS his job.)
Tony Finau: Finau is the highest-ranked player in the field, but he doesn't have much of a great record in this tournament.
My pick this week will be Charles Howell III. I love him in this portion of the schedule, and I tend not to pick defending champions, as I would with him next week.
2019-2020 PGA Tour One-and Done Picks
- A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Viktor Hovland (T-10)
- Sanderson Farms Championship: Denny McCarthy (T-18)
- Safeway Open: Kevin Na (MC)
- Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Webb Simpson (T-7)
- Houston Open: Scottie Scheffler (T-28)
- CJ Cup at Nine Bridges: Danny Willett (T-46)
- Zozo Championship: Adam Scott (T-33)
- WGC-HSBC Champions: Patrick Reed (T-8)
- Bermuda Championship: Scott Harrington (T-53)
- Mayakoba Golf Classic: Charles Howell III