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).
Sean Carney: Jon Rahm, 1st-1.7M
Mike McNamara: Jordan Spieth, T13-172K
Kevin Walsh: Xander Schauffele, T13-172K
Jack Corrigan: Justin Thomas, T18-128K
Frank Laterza: Sergio Garcia, T32-52K
Jake Mulholland: Tiger Woods, T40-38K
Bear: Collin Morikawa, T48-23K
Tony Kasper: Rickie Fowler, MC-0K
-We have a new leader… Lefty Slice! He’s been hot since the restart and he leapfrogs into the top 5 of the overall pool.
-Tony on the other hand may need some soul searching. Don’t count this man out though, he was quoted as saying, “I want LS’s head on a stake.” Feisty!
Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|52||WHITE WOLF 1/5||2,864,814||1||3||4||13||16|
|89||CHASIN A DREAM||1,609,225||0||1||2||10||16|
Kevin Walsh: Paul Casey — Paulie want a cracker? Idk, but we need a top 3. Xander grinded his butt off despite a terrible putter, but we are so far back top 15s don’t do much. Heading to a ball strikers course, our scouting team has gone overseas to find one of the most consistent in the field. Paul actually hit it well last week but took an 8 on a par 3 to miss the cut by 1. Avoid those, and we could be in the mix…I hope PC is giggling his way to the top this week.
Tony Kasper: Doc Redman — To say I don’t have a great feel for who to take this week would be putting it lightly, but the show must go on. I’m saving some of the more notable names for down the road, and Doc has played well since the restart. Redman has one of the better SG: Tee to Green metrics in the field, and if he can putt slightly above average, should be in the mix on the weekend.
Frank Laterza: Tommy Fleetwood — Ammy Hour bump here. That’s it — that’s the metric.
Mike McNamara: Sam Burns — In Burnsy we trust this week up north in Viking country. Sam has been playing rock solid golf since the restart, and he is one of those young guns that is due for that first win sometime soon. I believe it can come this week at a place where length off the tee is beneficial and a hot putter is key. Sam finished inside the top ten a year ago at TPC Twin Cities and is poised to follow up on that outing with four great rounds this week.
Bear: Paul Casey — Anything that Lefty Slice touches right now turns to gold, so I am pumped we both landed on Paulie this week. He was the best guy available for me that I’m not considering for a major, and I need to rattle off a bunch of wins here if I want any chance. Let’s ride PC!
Sean Carney: Paul Casey — Riding with Paul Casey this week. After the Rahm W last week, Lefty Slice’s camp is feeling good. Casey has no course history and is coming off a MC last week. I’m not going to look into that too much as he took a brutal 7 out of a par 3 to essentially run him out of the weekend. From a statistical standpoint, Casey is up there with anyone in this field, especially since this is a weaker field. When on, his ball striking is still up there with anyone’s. Not sure if Casey is in good enough form to with this thing, but I think he’ll absolutely be in the mix Sunday and with a week like this, all I am really going for is to be in the mix come Sunday.
Jake Mulholland: EVR — Crazy to miss on Brooksie. I’m in a slump of slumps after coming out hot with two down the wire picks at Harbour Town and C-Schwab. Went with my gut on Morikawa and Hatton early after restart so Im going back with the gut and not forcing the pick. Thinking this week we turn the energy around with EVR. Jason Sobel, who has made an appearance on the POD was quoted earlier this week in saying, “He (EVR) went to college in Minnesota, married a woman from there, will be staying at his in-laws house and loves this golf course–oh, and he’s 43rd in the world and playing well. That’s enough for me.” I love the way Sobes is thinking this week, also placing Henrik Norlander in his Top 5. I think EVR has a lot going for him and could potentially dominate in his joggers. After making a run at the WGC Mexico, EVR has been modest at best. Hoping the medium hype on him this week doesnt make him crumble before the weekend. Some other names that were in consideration this week that are good value: Luke List, Will Gordon, and Norlander (as mentioned above)
Jack Corrigan: Tony Finau — It has been awhile since I’ve been chalky, but this week calls for it. I am trying to fight back from 52nd place and I need to take a guy, first off, who has star power and, second off, in good form. Tony had a top 10 last week and finished 23rd here last year, so I believe he can plot his way around this course. Where would an easier first win be than the 3M Open? He is a guy that needs to take advantage of these weak fields and add some wins to his resume. If he can’t contend this week, I’m not sure if he’ll ever be able to.