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).
Rocket Mortgage Results
Frank Laterza: Tyrrell Hatton, T4-300K
Sean Carney: Tyrrell Hatton, T4-300K
Jack Corrigan: Rickie Fowler, T12-132K
Kevin Walsh: Rickie Fowler, T12-132K
Bear: Viktor Hovland, T12-132K
Jake Mulholland: Doc Redman, T21-69K
Tony Kasper: Sungjae Im, T53-18K
Mike McNamara: Erik Van Rooyen, MC-0K
-Solid Top 5s by Frank and Sean riding T-Bone.
-Fowlers, Hovland, and Redman riders were left wanting more after hot starts.
Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|57||WHITE WOLF 1/5||2,309,139||1||2||3||11||14|
|91||CHASIN A DREAM||1,437,640||0||1||2||9||14|
Kevin Walsh: Matthew Wolff — Momentum. We are gaining it (even tho we dropped 5 spots) with a T-12 from Rickie, and so is Mr. Wolff with a stellar week in Detroit and a solo 2nd. We’ve seen Wolff get red hot in college and win multiple events in a short span, and I think the quick turnaround is good for him, as his game is in a good spot, and he gets a chance to take on Jack’s place. The purse is small, so I’m not going to use a stud here, even though it is a very solid field. Counting on Wolff to make another run on a course that has rewarded solid ball strikers over the years. **Howl**
Tony Kasper: Kevin Streelman — In need of a result to keep up with the blistering pace of this pool, I turn to one of my favorites on Tour. Kevin Streelman has two second place finishes on the season after challenging DJ at The Travelers Championship a few weeks ago. He’s also someone who historically plays well at the same places, and Muirfield Village is one of those spots. Streelman has three top 15 finishes, including a 4th place finish last year, in his last four starts at this venue. The course should play similarly to how it traditionally has at The Memorial, and I’m confident we’ll see Kevin creeping up the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon.
Frank Laterza: Joel Dahmen — Hoooooh boy. Let me start by saying if I was close to the top, I’d take Cantlay this week, and I think he’s a nice outright/T10 bet (I’ve done both). BUT I AM NOT NEAR THE TOP. So I’m going to try a miracle at a very low risk/high reward tournament with a low purse. Enter Joel. He has 8 top 20’s in his last 14 events. He’s 17th in SG: Total in 2020 (0 chance you knew that). He also sometimes wears a bucket hat and he hits INTENTIONAL SHANKS on the driving range pre round. “If you can hit the hosel, you can hit the center.” Sign me up. I either look like a complete genius, or i look like normal – not a complete genius. Let’s break through, Mr. Dahmen.
Mike McNamara: Joel Dahmen — Quietly playing extremely consistent golf week in week out. Hasn’t quite gotten over the hump on Sunday but I think that changes this week in Muirfield Village. Giddy up Joel!
Bear: Marc Leishman — Leish plays well here. Hasn’t played well since the break (MC and T58), but I’m choosing to believe in the course history and boom potential (has a win and solo 2nd this season) over the last two events. Let’s go low Leish!
Sean Carney: Viktor Hovland — Riding with Viktor Hovland this week. I’ve strung together a couple T5s in a row, but we’re looking to break through in the winner’s category. Hovland had a respectable top 15 debut last year. He’s been playing very well after the break here, stringing together 4 straight top 25s. He is an elite ball striker and very good driver of the golf ball. If he can show some improvement scrambling and putting, he’ll be right in the mix. Hoping he’s found something, and can attack some of these slower greens this week.
Jake Mulholland: Brooks Koepka — Goodness! What a missed opportunity for me at the RMC! Bryson had been playing out of his mind and continued to impress last week. Despite his antics during Saturday’s round with the camera man, BD was able to keep his composure Sunday to seal the deal, despite starting 3 behind the leader. The implosion didn’t occur as predicted and after a hot start Thursday, Doc cooled off and had a so-so next three days to finish in the top 25. Nevertheless I’m excited for the next two weeks at Muirfield Village. Some are calling it the Dublin Double, and I’m anticipating two top 10 finishes here. At this point in the year, I have to take the best golfers if I am to finish in the Top 10 of the OAD pool. No better man than Brooks to get the rally going. After his caddie tested positive (then negative) for COVID two weeks ago at the Travelers, I would imagine he is eager to get back out on the links. Softer and slower greens will allow Brooks to lead the field in Strokes Gained: Approach this week. Hoping he can notch a win here before the Memorial Tournament.
Jack Corrigan: Viktor Hovland — This is a ball striker’s course and Viktor has proven himself to be one of the elite iron players in the game today. I believe he is motivated after seeing his bud Matt Wolff play some phenomenal golf last week, and he wants to showcase his talents to say, “Hey I’m here too.” He needs a win on the real tour, and this is the week to prove himself as a young gun that is coming for some of the top guys and maybe gain some Ryder points while he’s at it.