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).
Bear: Jon Rahm, T6-333K
Jack Corrigan: Jon Rahm, T6-333K
Mike McNamara: Hideki Matsuyama, T29-56K
Frank Laterza: Tiger Woods, T58-22K
Kevin Walsh: Sungjae Im, MC
Jake Mulholland: Bryson Dechambeau, MC
Sean Carney: Tony Finau, MC
Tony Kasper: Jason Day, MC
Season Standings through Week Number WhoKnowsButWhoCaresGolfIsBack:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|55||WHITE WOLF 1/5||3,554,664||1||4||6||16||21|
|94||CHASIN A DREAM||1,787,367||0||1||2||13||21|
Kevin Walsh: Bryson DeChambeau — Fatty Dechy has ran into some trouble lately after a hot stretch, as the putting woes have come front and center and crept into the long shots as well. However bad he looked last week, he’s not far removed from a good week at the PGA, and I like giving Bryson some extra time to prep for a return to Olympia Fields. Winning the Am here helps, but I simply like how his game fits the course. Expect Bryson to contend on Sunday. Or don’t…because it has rarely happened for me this szn.
Tony Kasper: Jon Rahm — Trending in the right direction after his win at The Memorial, as he’s improved his finish in each of the last two events he’s played. The key to this week be long approaches, similar to the set up of TPC Boston and Harding Park, both courses that Rahm handled pretty well en route to top 15 finishes. Throw in that he has lost his world #1 ranking to two different men in a month and a familiarity of the course (having played here at the US Amateur) and I really like the set up for Jon. Last Sunday’s strong finish in Boston could propel him the same way his strong final round at WorkDay before a Memorial victory.
Frank Laterza: Jason Day — Gut call, hope he doesn’t lose strokes putting and take a 9 on the par 5’s this week. Not a birdie fest this week, so will need to have a guy good around the greens and putting, and think his irons get back to his 4 straight top 10 ways prior to last weeks abortion. If he needs mittens, I’ve got them, but he should get great weather, and the back should be loose. Ride mate!
Mike McNamara: Bryson Dechambeau — Taking the Scientist at a place in Olympia Fields that will always be special to him. Length should really matter this week and, well, I’ve seen enough clips about his added distance off the tee to last me a lifetime, but it is certainly there. Go dominate the field and add another win in the Midwest to your resume Dechy.
Bear: Russell Henley — Not going to make up ground with a big name this week, so I’m taking a flyer. 3 Top 10s since the restart, including his last two starts. 3rd on tour in SG: Approach this year. If he can get hot with the putter, watch out.
Sean Carney: Xander Schauffele — Going with Xander Schauffele this week. Xander always seems to elevate his game to the next level at these bigger events, what better time than leg two of the playoffs. Schauffele has quietly flown under the radar of playing some solid golf since the restart. He has 3 top 25s, and 2 top 10s in his last 3 events. I just have a hunch he’s in the mix come Sunday and hopefully I’m right.
Jake Mulholland: Daniel Berger — Felt too confident going into last week. BD was a big ole bust, and I couldn’t have been more disappointed in his effort. He missed a 6 footer on one of the first two holes Thursday and immediately was fuming. Some critics say Jon Rahm shows too much emotion, but I believe BD has taken over the top spot as the Tour’s top complainer and most erratic and unpredictable character. I have always been a BD proponent but a MC at a course he has dominated in the past really grinds my gears. This week at the BMW the Rouge camp will be taking Burgermeister Meisterburger from “Santa Claus is Comin to Town.” Leading the Tour in SG Total since the June restart, I am a little upset I didn’t roll out this man last week. What could have been! Will he go on to repeat Top 5 success this week? I sure hope so.
Jack Corrigan: Tiger Woods — He played a fantastic Sunday round, believe it was a great confidence booster. Tiger low key has dominated the state of Illinois, maybe not recently, but his entire career he crushed the Western Opens and 2 PGA’s at Medinah. He received a T20 when Olympia hosted the US Open. I think Tiger finally contends this week, and the usage rate won’t be high so it should be a quality pick. Throughout his career he has won low field event, and I think 83 is on his mind at Olympia. Said he needed to get to the Tour Championship so the focus is there, and he wants confidence before Winged Foot.