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).
U.S. Open Results
Frank Laterza: Jon Rahm, T3-582K
Mike McNamara: Jon Rahm, T3-582K
Jake Mulholland: Adam Scott, T7-367K
Jack Corrigan: Dustin Johnson, T35-58K
Tony Kasper: Rickie Fowler, T43-42K
Bear: Phil Mickelson, T52-27K
Sean Carney: Tommy Fleetwood, T65-24K
Kevin Walsh: Jordan Spieth , T65-24K
Sam Scherman: Justin Thomas, MC-0K
-No body hit on Gary or Brooks, but a very, very solid Rahmbo selection by Mike and Frank.
-A T7 from Jake and Adam was serviceable as well.
-Not much else goin’ on with the rest of the group. Must be saving it for The Open!
Season Standings through Week 23:
Kevin Walsh: Big Daddy Leish — This week I’m rolling with Marc Leishman, founder of Leishman Lager, a beverage I’ve consumed plenty of. Simply put, it’s time for Marc to bow up and get back in the winner’s circle. He returns to the Travelers after a 5th at Jack’s place and a 35th in the U.S. Open. Given he gained strokes in every category at Pebble Beach, I’m not worried about the so-so finish. It means his game is close. And when Leish is close, you pull the trigger. He’s a guy that will not falter when in contention, and returning to a tournament he’s already won only gives me more confidence. Hopefully the Leishman Lager will be flowing after Marc claims PGA tour victory #5 on Sunday night!
Jake Mulholland: Ryan Moore — Rouge still in love. No explanation from him.
Tony Kasper: Patrick Cantlay — No sense in holding back any of the top guys from here on out, as it’s now or never to make a push up the standings. Cantlay had a solid weekend at Pebble after struggling to gain any momentum on Thursday and Friday. He is also familiar with the course and finished 15th here last year. He has had a great season and is certainly capable of contending in Connecticut.
Frank Laterza: Patrick Reed — I just finished T3 at a major and moved down a spot in our league. I’m devastated. Captain America to help the cause, give me a broken club!
Mike McNamara: Charley Hoffman — Rested after not qualifying for the U.S. Open at Pebble, and quite frankly a little pissed off. Chuck hasn’t played stellar golf in 2019 but there are enough tournaments still remaining to salvage the season. Has had plenty of success in Cromwell, and I expect a big week ahead.
Sean Carney: Marc Leishman — Riding Marc Big Daddy Leish this week. He is a previous winner in back in 2012 and has a couple of top 20s since. He played decent at the U.S. Open and was right there at the Memorial. Hoping Leish can continue form and find a ton of birdies out there this week.
Jack Corrigan: Franco Molinari — Just seems like a place he’d win at. Played well last week, doesn’t have great history here but I’m going for broke here.
Bear: Chez Reavie — Chez was shown no respect last Sunday. He was in the second to last group, and finished T3. Yet, about 5 of his shots were shown. I think he comes out with a vengeance this week and goes really, really low.