One and Done: Memorial

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).

Workday Results

Sean Carney: Viktor Hovland, 3rd-428K
Jack Corrigan: Viktor Hovland, 3rd-428K
Tony Kasper: Kevin Streelman, T7-169K
Frank Laterza: Joel Dahmen, MC-0K
Mike McNamara: Joel Dahmen, MC-0K
Kevin Walsh: Matthew Wolff, MC-0K
Bear: Marc Leishman, MC-0K
Jake Mulholland: Brooks Koepka, MC-0K

-Sean and Jack have to good about a solo 3rd, but boy did they have a chance for more halfway through Sunday’s round.

-Solid, steady T7 from our leader.

-Wooooooof. The poor get poorer. Tough week for the boys at the bottom of our leaderboard.

Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:

Place Name Points Wins Top 5 Top 10 Cashes Events
4 TKASPER31 4,846,573 2 4 6 13 15
23 LEFTY SLICE 3,796,510 1 6 8 11 15
45 MOULINROUGE 2,884,978 0 4 5 10 15
50 WHITE WOLF 1/5 2,736,939 1 3 4 12 15
53 ITALIANMAMBA 2,612,196 0 4 6 9 15
70 JROONS 2,131,104 0 2 5 12 15
84 ITONLYTAKES1 1,705,042 0 2 2 9 15
91 CHASIN A DREAM 1,437,640 0 1 2 9 15

Memorial Picks

Kevin Walsh: Xander Schauffele — The X man hasn’t won for quite some time, so you know he is itching to get back in that winner’s circle. Not only that, but he has been trending lately and played solid last week here at Jack’s place. I know X will love the competition this elite field brings, and I expect him to rise like he usually does and bring his best stuff against the best players. There is not a real weakness in this man’s game, and he is long overdue. X marks the spot.

Tony Kasper: Rickie Fowler — Streels delivered a very solid result for me last week, and my only regret is that I don’t get to pick him again. I’m tempted to take one of the studs being overlooked this week (Rory, Rahm, Brooks) but ultimately settled on Rickie due to his impressive recent form and course history. Rick has quietly hung around the leaders the past two weeks and looked much better since missing the cut in Hilton Head. He seems to be finding his rhythm after tweaking his swing and is primed for a breakthrough.

Frank Laterza: Sergio Garcia — Well, Joel Dahmen is the lock of the century this week. Hammer that man!! Who to fade this week?? Sergioooo. He’s 25th in SG Total in 2020, with being 201st in SG putting. Actually kind of impressive. That being said, Morikawa is similar off the tee (SG 3rd to CM 23rd), approach (55th to 1st), and putting (201 to 150) to Garcia and he just won here last week. Further, Garcia is far better around the greens – 17th compared to 122nd – which is big for us in case the irons are off a few holes on these very small greens. If Sergio can be an average putter this week, he will be very much not chalk, and could help us in a large pot. Also do not bet Joel Dahmen.

Mike McNamaraJordan Spieth — Would there be a better man to get CAD out of a dark place than Jordan? Jack Corrigan famously wrote last year that if Spieth did not deliver at a certain tournament he would be entering a dark place, and needless to say he has continued to stay there. Jordan has battled his ass off trying to get out of this funk, and he has shown some flashes, but he can’t quite put it together for four rounds. My tenure in this pool has largely been filled with darkness, whether it be having a pick sputter on the weekend, or using a big name on a week he misses the cut, I simply have not been able to get it done. Everything changes this week at Jack’s place. Spieth gave me my first career win in this pool at Pebble, and I believe he will give me #3 at Muirfield Village. Jordan knows this is a week he has to deliver after sinking outside the top 60 in the world, and sometimes when your back is fully against the wall, that is when greatness comes out. When darkness joins together with darkness, THERE CAN BE LIGHT at the end of the tunnel. Light will shine through this week. Believe that.

Bear: Collin Morikawa — Repeat Szn.

Sean Carney: Jon Rahm — Riding with Jon Rahm this week. Since the restart, he really has not played too well. A lot of guys have used him in our pool, so feel good about a potential limited exposure pick in the pool. Nonetheless, he fired off a 64 this past Sunday. While Memorial will play different than Workday, the recipe for success is big bombers and ball strikers. I’m hoping Rahm finally figured out the formula on this past Sunday. If he did, expect him to shake Jack’s hand Sunday.

Jake MulhollandTiger Woods — I have been eagerly waiting to roll out the Big Cat in the OAD Pool. Tiger takes on a familiar course with some great history here. Faster greens will play right into his arsenal this week as he takes on the toughest field in Memorial history. Hoping he turns in 4 quality rounds to win by 2 shots in the infamous Sunday Red attire.

Jack Corrigan: Justin Thomas — Nobody is more fired up than this guy right now. He took his defeat with class against Morikawa, but you know he was eating himself up inside over the playoff tee shot that led to his L. JT is playing some great golf. He has his fair share of missed cuts, but after essentially getting a practice round at Muirfield, I could see him running away with this one. He’s arguably the best player in the world for a reason. Betting on Justin Thomas is one of my most confident picks of the year, and I figure he’s licking his chops to get back out there for #13. 

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