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).
Tony Kasper: Abe Ancer, T5, 248K
Frank Laterza: Rickie Fowler, T21, 59K
Sean Carney: Matthew Wolff, T40, 25K
Mike McNamara: Sam Burns, MC
Kevin Walsh: Cam Champ, MC
Bear: Cam Champ, MC
Jack Corrigan: Scottie Scheffler, MC
Jake Mulholland: Scottie Scheffler, MC
Season Standings through Week 4:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|42||CHASIN A DREAM||325,725||0||0||1||2||3|
|89||WHITE WOLF 2/6||73,090||0||0||0||2||3|
Kevin Walsh: Matthew Wolff — Torrey always presents a strong field, which gives you plenty of options for a OAD pick. This time I’ve landed on a young gun in Matthew Wolff. Despite being a first timer here last year, Wolffy posted a solid finish of T21. Since then, he’s contended on some of the toughest courses in golf and made big strides in his game. I think Wolff relishes tough tests, and Torrey is certainly one, especially given the forecast for the week. He knocked some rust off last week at the Amex and played well enough for me to believe this week he could take it to another level. Need a good finish to kickstart the 2021 season. Lead the pack Matt!
Frank Laterza: Hideki Matsuyama — He’s been solid here the last 4 years, and comes in off of a top 20 at the Sony. Long course with very small greens, Torrey Pines calls for an all around golfer, which is exactly what Matsu is. He can’t putt, but poa greens bring in even more variance to putting (per a collegiate golfer source), and thus making that fact less important this week. With the Waste Management coming up where half of your pool will pick him, I think he has a strong week going into that tournament where he has had much success to get the train rolling. He’s 13th SGTTG in 2021, and hopefully that can continue this week.
Mike McNamara: Gary Woodland — Really liked what I saw from Gary last week down in Palm Springs. He put four consistent rounds together and his ball-striking was very strong all week. We now head to one of the more difficult tests we see all year, outside of the majors, at Torrey Pines. Looking at the forecast, we can expect a blustery week in San Diego with some heavy winds and potential rain on Friday. Last time I checked, Gary knows a thing or two about winning out West on the coast under tough circumstances. The new-look, lean version of Woodland will start his 2021 off with a bang, and a victory at Torrey.
Bear: Hideki Matsuyama — I have yet to make a cut at a non-cut event this year. I am choosing a man who will make the cut. Carry on.
Sean Carney: Xander Schauffele — Rolling with Xander Schauffele this week. Really has no course history here or that great of form coming in. Purely a gut call, probably knows this course as good as anyone in the field.
Jake Mulholland: Billy Horschel — Unexpectedly high winds are set to disrupt the first couple rounds on Thursday and Friday, so I’m taking a vet here who shouldn’t be thrown off by the weather. Horschel has great form coming into this tournament and has posted 7 rounds well under par out of his 8 played thus far in 2021. I get it, it’s hard not to play well out on the Hawaii swing and bomb drives down super wide fairways swing but what is driving Billy’s game the most this year has been his putting not his Ball Striking. Gaining a touch over 2 strokes on the field so far this year, I’m hoping Mr. Horschel can capitalize on some course knowledge and match it with his current form. The 2014 Tour Champ and FedEx Cup winner has not seen much glory since his early years, but for some reason I have a good feeling about Billy Ho here at the Farmer’s in 2021. Anticipating a low rider this week with 13 of the World’s Top 25 getting their sneak peak at Torry (site the U.S. Open later this year), so I’m looking to regain some ground on a field that has been reasonably average over the first three tournaments this year.
Jack Corrigan: Jason Day — A man that won in ’15 & ’18…taking it as a trend of every 3 years. Lord only knows how J Day has been holding up in the off season, you really never know what you’re going to get with this man anymore. Staying true to form, I haven’t used a man in the top 20 yet, and J Day is in the 40s now. Maybe I can steal a nice pot with a poorly ranked player.