One and Done Picks, U.S. Open

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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).

RBC Canadian Open Results

Sean Carney: Matt Kuchar, T4-334K
Jack Corrigan: Matt Kuchar, T4-334K
Jake Mulholland
: Mackenzie Hughes, T14-163K
Kevin Walsh: Jim Furyk , T27-55K
Tony Kasper
: Zach Johnson, T35-34K
Frank Laterza: Sergio Garcia, MC-0K
Mike McNamara: Bud Cauley, MC-0K
Bear: Corey Conners, MC-0K
Sam Scherman: Aaron Wise, MC-0K

-The safest pick in human history worked out for Sean and Jack as Kuch picks up another top 5 at an under the radar event.

-Everyone else is just getting their bad picks out of them before this week!

Season Standings through Week 22:

OAD Week 22

U.S. Open Picks

Kevin Walsh: Jordan Spieth — It is time for one of the most anticipated majors in quite some time, and if many of our hopes are to come true, there will be a whole flock of big names in the mix. Because I’ve already used DJ, Brooks, and Tiger, my next best guess for the winner this week lands on Jordan Spieth. The golden child has been playing much better golf of late, and we know he has an extra “it” factor that shows up in majors. Pairing his ability to post a number at the toughest events, and a venue he adores and has already won at, we could find ourselves with another major win come Sunday night. Either way, time to sit back and enjoy the show.

Jake Mulholland: Adam Scott — Rouge had a date on Monday so he was preoccupied with love and couldn’t form a write up.

Tony Kasper: Rickie Fowler — He’s had a strong season with 13/14 made cuts, a victory in Phoenix, and three other top 10’s to date. The key for him this week is finding fairways and staying out of the thick stuff. If he can improve on his driving accuracy (61% on the season), I love his chances. The sand throughout the course won’t be an issue for him, as he’s a wizard out of the bunker. He’s also been a great putter so far this season (15th in SG: Putting) who will be able to score and save when needed. The moment will not be too big for him; he’s been here before (8 career top 5 finishes in majors). The spotlight will be on Brooks, Tiger, DJ and Phil, but Rickie’s breakthrough will be this weekend at Pebble.

Frank LaterzaJon Rahm — Way too under the radar. Rafa Nadal took home the French Open last week for Spain, time for Rahmbo to follow it up. If you have been tracking my rankings this year, please do yourself a favor and fade me.

Mike McNamaraJon Rahm — A man ready to take the next step. Comes in off two consecutive missed cuts, but I believe his game is where it needs to be. Jon will have success on these poa greens, and when he is on with the long game, very few can match him. Run Rahmbo Run!

Sean Carney: Tommy Fleetwood — Riding with the guy with arguably the best hair in the field, Tommy Fleetwood. He’s got the game, and he’s been close a couple of times. I think Pebble’s layout is friendly to Fleetwood’s game, and he should be able to cash in on some short holes.

Jack CorriganDustin Johnson — There is nobody more fit for this Open than Dustin. In my mind, a guy not only extremely familiar with this course but also motivated by the play of close friend Brooks Koepka. We all root for our friends to win but as a competitor you know there is some jealousy. Dustin has underachieved in the majors in his career and time is moving quickly for him. At this moment it is just about now or never time. We talk about Rickie never winning 1 major, but in my mind it is crazy Dustin only has one more than Rickie. I believe DJ hoists #2 this week.

BearPhil Mickelson — This man. This week. Nobody else but this man.

 

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