One and Done: Northern Trust

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).

Wyndham Results

Tony Kasper: Kevin Kisner, T3-312K
Sean Carney: Webb Simpson, T3, 312K
Jake Mulholland: Patrick Reed, T9-168K
Kevin Walsh: Brandt Snedeker, T42-20K
Frank Laterza: Brandt Snedeker, T42-20K
Bear: Jordan Spieth, T72-13K
Jack Corrigan: Justin Rose, MC-0K
Mike McNamara: Justin Rose, MC-0K

-The rich get richer. Story of the season.

Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:

Place Name Points Wins Top 5 Top 10 Cashes Events
3 LEFTY SLICE 7,647,910 3 9 11 15 20
13 TKASPER31 5,237,067 2 5 7 16 20
27 MOULINROUGE 4,326,972 0 5 8 14 20
45 ITALIANMAMBA 3,763,471 0 6 8 12 20
61 WHITE WOLF 1/5 3,222,164 1 4 5 16 20
86 JROONS 2,218,537 0 2 5 16 20
89 ITONLYTAKES1 1,989,793 0 2 2 13 20
94 CHASIN A DREAM 1,731,507 0 1 2 13 20

Wyndham Picks

Kevin Walsh: Sungjae Im — It’s a lost season to this point, so we are just taking flyers hoping against all odds. Sungjae has struggled since the restart, but seemed to recapture some form last week where he struck the ball very well. Hoping that carries over to a ball strikers course. He’s capable, let’s see what he can bring us. Is it Sungjae’s time?

Tony Kasper: Jason Day — Impossible to ignore the run Jason has been on recently.  Four straight top ten finishes tells me the back is no longer a concern, and it’s time to use him while he’s on this heater.  Throughout his career, when he puts together a streak like this it’s just a matter of time before he pops in the win column.  Day tends to play his best in events with the strongest fields, and that combined with a strong course history, makes him the guy this week.

Frank Laterza: Tiger Woods — G.O.A.T. My research consisted of the following – it’s supposed to be hot in boston this week. Old reliable back in the bag this week, too. Activate those glutes, and let’s rock.

Mike McNamaraHideki Matsuyama — Much has been made of the struggles of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, but quietly it has been a long time since Hideki has been in real contention to win a golf tournament. Showed some positive signs at the PGA Championship, and has had prior success at TPC Boston. Give me Matsuyama to get his name back in the winner’s circle this week.

Bear: Jon Rahm — The world number 1 wants to prove it during Playoff Szn.

Sean Carney: Tony Finau — Going with Tony Finau this week. Three great rounds, and a Sunday collapse. That’s Finau’s MO. We are hoping this guy can finally pull through. He has 3 top 10s in his last 4 tournaments. Ideally I’d love a win, I’m sure that’s just too much to ask from Finau, so I’ll settle for a fringe top 5 and maybe a round under par on Sunday.

Jake MulhollandBryson Dechambeau — A ho-hum round on Moving Day prevented Patrick Reed from doing any real damage on Sunday at the Wyndham. I was happy to see him battle it out down the stretch and his birdie on 18 clinched a Top 10 for the Rouge camp so no complaints there. After hitting Top 10 in the past three weeks and five of 10 tournaments since the  restart, I’m feeling pretty confident heading into the FedEx Cup Playoffs. However, my history at the Northern Trust is pretty sub-par (not the good kind). I’ve only netted 72k in two years at this tournament so it’s safe to say this track doesn’t pair well with my stats heavy approach. With that being said I’m utilizing the standard hot hand (form) and course history strategy this week at TPC Boston. Fun fact of the week: BD went back to back in 2018 during the Fedex Cup Playoffs (Northern Trust winner then Dell Tech Winner). Both tournaments occurred during this late August window so I’m anticipating that Bryson will capitalize on a familiar course that he has overcome in the past. Hot take of the week: Bryson grabs two eagles at the Par 4, 4th this week and battles late on Sunday to post a Top 5 finish. 

Jack Corrigan: Jon Rahm — #1 in the world has faired well here in year’s past. Trust his game to tear this place up, but what the hell do I know, I suck right now.

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