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 2020 Tour Championship this week and will continue through to the Tour Championship in Atlanta in September 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 here at the end of the PGA Tour season. The FedEx Cup playoffs conclude on Monday 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.
2020 Tour Championship One and Done picks
Billy Horschel: When Horschel gets to the Tour Championship, good stuff happens.
Dustin Johnson: DJ has never won the FedEx Cup in any of its four formats, but he’s regularly a top-five finisher at the Tour Championship.
Rory McIlroy: Rory is going to be a dad any day now, so you’re risking a potential WD by picking him. But his results in at this venue are good.
Xander Schauffele: He’s won here before, and he’s got the reputation as a big-game hunter.
Unfortunately, we’re back into a corner here. I have to pick Rory and hope.
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 (T-20)
- The RSM Classic: Kevin Kisner (MC)
- Sentry Tournament of Champions: Jon Rahm (10th)
- Sony Open in Hawaii: Matt Kuchar (MC)
- The American Express: Vaughn Taylor (T-43)
- Farmers Insurance Open: Tony Finau (T-6)
- Waste Management Phoenix Open: Hideki Matsuyama (T-16)
- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Jason Day (T-4)
- The Genesis Invitational: JB Holmes (T-51)
- WGC-Mexico Championship: Dustin Johnson (T-48)
- Puerto Rico Open: Scott Brown (T-67)
- The Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler (MC)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tommy Fleetwood (MC)
- Charles Schwab Challenge: Sungjae Im (T-10)
- RBC Heritage: Bryson DeChambeau (T-8)
- Travelers Championship: Patrick Cantlay (T-11)
- Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tyrrell Hatton (T-4)
- Workday Charity Open: Justin Rose (MC)
- the Memorial Tournament: Daniel Berger (MC)
- 3M Open: Harris English (T-18)
- WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Matthew Fitzpatrick (T-6)
- Barracuda Championship: Ryan Moore (T-12)
- PGA Championship: Justin Thomas (T-37)
- Wyndham Championship: Billy Horschel (2nd)
- The Northern Trust: Xander Schauffele (T-25)
- BMW Championship: Matthew Wolff (T-16)
- Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy