OAD: AmEx

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).

Sony Results

Mike McNamara: Collin Morikawa, T7-200K
Tony Kasper: Billy Horschel, T7, 200K
Jack Corrigan: Lanto Griffin, T41-24K
Kevin Walsh: Adam Scott, T41, 24K
Frank Laterza: Sungjae Im, T56-15K
Jake Mulholland: Sebastian Munoz, T65, 14K
Sean Carney: Abraham Ancer, MC
Bear: Abraham Ancer, MC

Season Standings through Week Number 3:

PlaceNamePointsWinsTop 5Top 10CashesEvents
30CHASIN A DREAM325,72500122
43TKASPER31236,97500122
57ITALIANMAMBA140,29800022
58MOULINROUGE139,37400022
79JROONS75,00000012
79LEFTY SLICE75,00000012
84ITONLYTAKES173,09000022
84WHITE WOLF 2/673,09000022

AmEx Picks

Kevin Walsh: Cam Champ — First time picking Cam in this pool, and looking forward to watching this ball striker go to work. Champ has steadily improved his game since coming on tour, and has seen himself in contention a number of times the last few years. A 21st place finish last year at the American Express gives me some confidence in this pick. Champ didn’t finish great at the TOC, losing strokes putting all 4 rounds. Assuming he can roll a few more in this week, I like his distance and ball striking ability on a tough Stadium Course layout to give him an edge this week. The Champ is here!

Frank Laterza: Rickie Fowler — Here’s a fact: if The Masters were this week, Rickie Fowler wouldn’t be playing! Kind of wild, but he’s fallen to 60th in the OWGR. Do we think that sits well with him? He finished T10 here last year, and had the 36 hole lead. From right down the road, I’m rolling the dice on the hometown adult (he’s no longer a kid) to find the groove again. Pokes up!

Mike McNamara: Sam Burns — Solid showing by Morikawa last week at the Sony to give me my first Top Ten of the 2021 season. This week, we’re going with a talented youngster looking for his first career victory on the PGA TOUR. Sam has performed nicely in his first two trips to PGA West, and I expect him to build off of that success this week.

Bear: Cam Champ — An event that tends to result in a long shot winner, I’ll avoid the top flight of golfers. Instead, I expect Cam to goat in his home state as he has in the past (Safeway win, strong showing at the 2020 PGA).

Sean Carney: Matthew Wolff — Rolling with Matt Wolff this week. Obviously, he burst onto the scene last year with some incredible performances. He’s a local kid, playing for the first time this calendar year. This event should be a birdie fest, and I want to roll with a guy who can fill it up with the best of them.

Jake Mulholland: Scottie Scheffler — Rolling with chalk here, but I don’t see Rouge camp considering Mr. Scheffler in any big money event this year. I know he likes this course (given last year’s third place finish). Love the storyline here: long shot makes a name for himself here at the AmEx (2020) and fades on Sunday to clinch a third place finish. That same guy grinds over the 2020 PGA Tour season posting four top 5 finishes (three in the last couple months of the season). No doubt this man is gathering serious momentum as he tries to break the Top 30 in the OWGR. Scheff should pull a good chunk of people his way from the OAD pool this week, but with a Solo 2 finish last year here with honest Abe I’m hoping to gather some momentum with Mr. Scheffler. With two Top 20 placements in a stud field at Sentry and surprisingly strong Sony field, I’m riding this heavyweight into a Top 5 this week. 

Jack Corrigan: Scottie Scheffler — My first chalk pick of the season but why not… guy can bomb the ball and take care of these Par 5’s. He had a great run last season at these courses and is playing the best golf of his life. If he’s not in contention then the golf gods have something against me.

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