This year we will be tracking each of our writers’ performances in our 100 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).
Honda Classic Results
Sean Carney: Rory McIlroy, T5-331K
Bear: Patrick Reed, T15-160K
Tony Kasper: Patrick Reed, T15-160K
Jake Mulholland: Xander Schauffele, T24-72K
Jack Corrigan: Byeong Hun An, T56-21K
Frank Laterza: Adam Scott, MC-0K
Mike McNamara: Kevin Kisner, MC-0K
Kevin Walsh: Adam Scott, MC-0K
-Sean was given the opportunity last week to take an auto Top 5 in Rory, and he did. Can’t be too pumped about it though after the start Rory had.
-Another man with a great start, Patrick Reed, faltered on Saturday keeping Tony and Mack away from big money.
-Hopefully everyone else saved their good luck for the big pot this week.
Season Standings through Week 10:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|41||WHITE WOLF 1/5||2,037,281||1||2||3||9||10|
|72||CHASIN A DREAM||1,403,230||0||1||2||8||10|
Kevin Walsh: Tommy Fleetwood — He’s been close as hell so many times and maybe that’s just what he needed to prepare him for winning the biggest non-major on the Tour. Ain’t no pressure TF, just do what you do. He’s got the game. Why not now? Tail at your own risk though, as we are losing battles and troops in waves the last month or so, but the war has yet to be decided. To TPC Sawgrass we March.
Tony Kasper: Tommy Fleetwood — I’m rolling with one of my favorites for many of the same reasons I listed when taking him here last season (https://amateurhourgolfpod.com/2019/03/13/one-and-done-picks-the-players/). He enters the weekend at TPC Sawgrass having blown another lead a few weeks back at The Honda Classic. You throw in his MC streak coming to an end last weekend and I’m anticipating Tom will be flying a little more under the radar than normal. That will prove to be a mistake. His recent form is still strong, having finished third at the Honda, and his course history here speaks for itself (5th last year, 7th two years ago). This course just fits his game, as excellent iron play and ball striking are rewarded.
Last year stung when he blew his chances of victory a few times on Sunday, including following up an eagle on 16 with a water ball on the famous 17th. This time around, Tommy will close the deal.
Frank Laterza: Rickie Fowler — I had this tournament pegged from before the season, and I saw enough last week to stay with the gut. His course history is good, he’s playing better of late, and I assume with a purse this high, people won’t be using him. Find the Slick, Rick.
Mike McNamara: Dustin Johnson — DJ looked disinterested the last time he teed it up in Mexico City, but I am not shying away from him this week despite that. At this point in his career, it is about adding some of the big events to his trophy case, and this would be a great a place to start. Expect Dustin to use his length and elite iron play to his advantage all week, and the putter will be ready to go. Go DJ, that’s my DJ!
Bear: Jon Rahm — It’s big game hunting season, and who better to hunt with right now than Jon Rahm? 10, 2, T9, T17, T3. All he needs is that “1.” He’s locked and loaded. Time to win a big one Rahmbo.
Sean Carney: Brooks Koepka — Well, practice is over. He played the Honda, he played the Arnold Palmer and the Genesis. Now it’s time for a big boy tournament and that’s why Lefty Slice is going with Brooks Koepka. Widely considered the 5th major, I am not buying Brooks being in bad form or not caring this week. Playing in the home state of Florida, I think he’ll be dialed in, and we’ll see a guy who can navigate a golf course with the best of them. I think the fact he has yet to do anything this year makes me love this pick even more. He is probably the most mentally tough golfer on tour, and I like that in my favor this week.
Jake Mulholland: Jon Rahm — Through 54 holes last year Rahm looked untouchable. A collapse during the Final round ultimately landed him in a tie for 12th on the week. A disappointing finish and a title loss that he will surely seek to avenge.
Jack Corrigan: Bryson DeChambeau — This guy is trending, and I am a big fan of The Mad Scientist. This guy’s game this season has been as good as anyone’s and his body transformation has given him an even greater ability to overpower golf courses. TPC Sawgrass is another par 72, and for Bryson, a great driver and iron player, you have to imagine he will give himself plenty of opportunities around this course. It is in the point of Bryson’s career where he has to show JT, Brooks, Rory, and others that he can win big events also. Bryson is only 26, but in this generation you need to start proving yourself at this age. It is time for Bryson to start contending at majors, and he is due to win a big event.