One and Done: Rocket Mortgage

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).

Travelers Results

Bear: Bryson DeChambeau, T6-233K
Sean Carney: Bryson DeChambeau, T6-233K
Jack Corrigan: Patrick Cantlay, T11-140K
Kevin Walsh: Sergio Garcia, T32-42K
Tony Kasper: Paul Casey, T32-42K
Mike McNamara: Jon Rahm, T37-34K
Frank Laterza: Bubba Watson, MC-0K
Jake Mulholland: Bubba Watson, MC-0K

-Riding Bryson is an auto Top 10 this point, as Bear pointed out last week, “Who’s a guy right now that’s going to seriously contend no matter what? Bryson.” But he and Sean know they left more on the table.

-A trio of Europeans gave mediocre results for Kevin, Tony, and Mike.

-Course horse Bubba faltered for Frank and Jake.

Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:

Place Name Points Wins Top 5 Top 10 Cashes Events
4 TKASPER31 4,659,442 2 4 5 11 13
27 LEFTY SLICE 3,068,710 1 4 6 9 13
32 MOULINROUGE 2,815,936 0 4 5 9 13
46 ITALIANMAMBA 2,312,196 0 3 5 8 13
52 WHITE WOLF 1/5 2,177,264 1 2 3 10 13
60 JROONS 1,999,229 0 2 5 11 13
79 ITONLYTAKES1 1,573,167 0 2 2 8 13
85 CHASIN A DREAM 1,437,640 0 1 2 9 13

Rocket Mortgage Picks

Kevin Walsh: Rickie Fowler — Playing the weekend for the first time in months last week was a start. Now we go…into this week with some momentum and try to snag a win with a low owned, very capable guy in Rickie. He played solid the first few rounds here last year before having a very pedestrian weekend, but we love how the course sets up for him, especially the minimal blow up hole potential. Rickie is a guy that tends to snap out of funks with big finishes, and he should be ready to go after 2 MC’s out of the break. Go get a win Rick!

Tony Kasper: TBD

Frank Laterza: Tyrell Hatton — Look, 3 straight missed cuts is hard to do! Especially when one of them was Webb, who won the next week. So in a “weak” field comparably to the restart in 2020, I’m using a big dawg. Here’s something’s to keep in mind about Hatton – he came T3 2 weeks ago at the RBC, in 2020 he’s currently 33rd in strokes gained off the tee, 1st in approach, 23rd around the green, and 2nd in putting. What’s that equal? 1st in strokes gained total. You have to be able to go low here, and his last 3 rounds of 64-63-66 says he can. Let’s get this train back on the tracks, Tyrrell!

Mike McNamaraErik Van Rooyen — Birdies will be flowing left and right this week in Detroit. Going with a man who has shown he can go off for birdies in bunches, and who needs one more solid performance to lock up full PGA TOUR status for next season. Spark us EVR!!

Bear: Viktor Hovland — Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Lots of buzz this week about Hovland. Where there’s buzz, there’s honey.

Sean Carney: Tyrell Hatton — Riding with Tyrrell “T-Bone” Hatton. Rode Bryson last week so the lefty slice feels good how we are seeing the board. This is a relatively weak field this week. A lot of the big bombers are going on 4 weeks in a row. Hoping fatigue plays a part for them. Other than that, I’ve actually loved Hatton’s form since the injury, picking up a win at the API and a great finish at Heritage. With a weaker field, I think Hatton is a guy who can fill it up with the best of them. Going to hope he’s mentally in it and can win the birdie fest this week.

Jake MulhollandDoc Redman — Man is it tempting to roll with the chalk this week. Bryson has been playing outstanding golf, but I think the entire OAD pool will be on him so I’m hoping for a value pick this week that might sneak a higher payout than the Scientist. If BD wins, good for him but I see the opposite story playing out this week at the RMC. BD hasn’t played this course before, and I think there is a real chance he implodes early in this tourney. For that reason, I’m riding a horse for this course in Doc Redman. This is the first time I have ever considered this guy, but he has been sneaky good on tour as of late with an 11th place finish at the Travelers and a 21st finish at the RBC Heritage. Kinda feels like Doc took advantage of the time off to sharpen up his game. Redman takes on Viktor Hovland on Sunday and hoists the trophy one year after placing second at this event.

Jack Corrigan: Rickie Fowler — Every “insider” has said stay away, and for some reason I decided to not listen. He played bad here last year, he’s played bad recently, his new swing seems to be not working, but I believe that changes this week. He hits the ball long and he’s a phenomenal putter. With 4 par 5s, he’ll be able to score a lot, and I think he’s determined to shut people up.

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