This year we will be tracking each of our writers’ performances in our 95 person One And Done (OAD) pool. For those of you who do not know what a OAD pool is, it is a season long contest in which you select one golfer per week with the golfer’s earned money that week adding to your season total. Once you select a golfer, you cannot use him the rest of the year (so, no, you cannot pick DJ or Tiger every week).
Byron Nelson Results
Sean Carney: Brooks Koepka, 4th-379K
Tony Kasper: Thomas Pieters, T23-68K
Mike McNamara: Thomas Pieters, T23-68K
Jake Mulholland: Thomas Pieters, T23-68K
Kevin Walsh: Ryan Palmer, T43-23K
Frank Laterza: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, T53-18K
Sam Scherman: Keith Mitchell, T60-17K
Bear: Marc Leishman, WD-0K
Jack Corrigan: Marc Leishman, WD-0K
-Sean the big winner riding Brooks to a Top 5. Did he use him a week early though?
-Beyond there, just a really bad week, highlighted by a Leish WD. Tough to lose the battle before it even starts. Need a bounce back by everyone for the PGA!
Season Standings through Week 18:
PGA Championship Picks
Kevin Walsh: Brooks Koepka — He’s chalk, but in my opinion he’s worth it. Being in the top 10 allows me the freedom to go with who I think will win this week, and that’s Koepka. He sets up great for the course, he’s a major stalwart, and he’s paired with Tiger. Fire away BK.
Jake Mulholland: Tiger Woods — Tiger. Woods.
Sam Scherman: Dustin Johnson — Been saving him for a big tournament, and I think this is where we see DJ finally capture his 2nd major. With the wet conditions and need to save pars all week, I think he sets up the best out of all the big guns. Although I’m not basing my entire decision on it, DJ has played well at Bethpage in the past, he had a dominate and extremely quiet runner up at the Masters, and he’s too talented to only have 1 major at this point. He’s elite T2G, he’s probably sick of everyone talking about Brooks, and I think he takes the PGA and starts a run of summer wins.
Tony Kasper: Brooks Koepka — I don’t care if he’s going to be a chalky pick; I’m tired of not taking him in majors only to see his name at or near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. He is in prime form to contend yet again, and his history at past PGA Championships is outstanding:
This is clearly an event he excelled in even before he became a major winner. He’s showing no signs of slowing down this season after a second place finish at The Masters. We shouldn’t be surprised if he repeats and is the two-time defending champ in two majors.
Frank Laterza: —
Mike McNamara: Dustin Johnson — Keeping it as simple as possible this week. The current world #1 at a course where he has tasted previous success and where length and accuracy off the tee are of utmost importance. Brooks and Tiger are getting all the buzz, but DJ is the man to beat this week at Bethpage.
Sean Carney: Jason Day — Going to ride with a guy who isn’t afraid of the moment, Jason Day. Day is coming off a good Masters showing. The only thing that made me weary is the potential of a back flare up. Regardless, this is a guy who is maybe the best on the dance floor. He’ll have the length to play this long course. If he can be accurate off the tee, he should contend come Sunday.
Jack Corrigan: —
Bear: Tommy Fleetwood — My letter to Tommy Fleetwood Mac: