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).
Charles Schwab Results
Jake Mulholland: Jordan Spieth, T8-197K
Sam Scherman: Corey Conners, T31-40K
Tony Kasper: Francesco Molinari, T53-17K
Frank Laterza: Francesco Molinari, T53-17K
Mike McNamara: Rickie Fowler, MC-0K
Kevin Walsh: Kevin Kisner, MC-0K
Jack Corrigan: Kevin Kisner, MC-0K
Sean Carney: Paul Casey, WD-0K
-That’s what we in the business like to call: not great. Half the group with 0K and one only remotely close to a great week. But it’s time to bounce back.
-Jake rides Spieth to a solid Top 10, while Sam, Tony, and Frank get some change from Conners and Moli.
-An MC at a not huge event from a Top 10 golfer in the world is never fun. Nor is a WD from a Top 15 golfer in the world.
Season Standings through Week 20:
Kevin has ridden his two major titles to a massive lead on the rest of the group.
The Memorial Picks
Kevin Walsh: Rickie Fowler — Slick Rick has been battling a case of slow starts lately, and I’m hoping that will draw folks away from him this week. I’m counting on us not being 3 or 4 over par early on in round 1 for this pick to work. Assuming that’s the case, I see no reason Fowler can’t contend this week. He loves the track, has a slew of top 10 finishes here, including 2 2nd’s, and would love to win in front of one of his mentors in Jack and mother figures in Barbara. The greens are supposedly running at 13.5, so I believe his flat stick will be a nice advantage over the field. His MC last week only strengthens my thoughts for this week, as he is one of the best bounce back players in the game. Here’s to win #2 in 2019 for Joe and Rick.
Jake Mulholland: Hideki Matsuyama — Doesn’t happen often but the putter will be there this week. Good field and I’ve used a majority of the top 15… whoops! Time for a comeback. Hideki will be the man for the job.
Tony Kasper: Tiger Woods — Kudos to those who took him at Augusta, but since I didn’t, now is the time. He may be a popular pick, but he’ll be chalky at the next two majors as well, and I have guys I’ve been saving all year for those events. He played poorly by his standards at Bethpage and I think much of that can be attributed to rust. He now realizes the importance of at least a few rounds before the majors to ensure his game is in a good spot. Throw in his past success here, a strong field, and that this is Jack’s premier event and there’s no shortage of motivation for Tiger. He knows he’ll need to play well here with an eye towards capturing #16 in June.
Frank Laterza: Tiger Woods — *Shrug*
Mike McNamara: Louis Oosthuizen — The WD last week will scare everyone off, but this man always strikes when least expected. 13th here last year and has been playing solid golf for most of 2019. Sweet Lou gets his first career win on American soil at Jack’s place.
Sean Carney: Rory McIlroy — Riding the Rory train this weekend. Rory has been probably as hot as anyone this year with 9 top 10s in his last 10 starts, with a win and 4 top 5s. His last two times out here he has an 8th place and 4th place finish respectively. Hoping he gets overlooked this week and try and catapult myself out of the cellar and back into respectability.
Jack Corrigan: Tiger Woods — His history here is unrivaled, his recent history here isn’t. Tiger seems to be back and healthy and loves this track. Any course Tiger loves I’ll pick him as the favorite.
Bear: Kevin Kisner — It just feels like a Kiz week. Coming off two straight MC’s, I am sure I will be the only one on him. So that’s… something.