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).
Jack Corrigan: Daniel Berger, 1st, 1.4M
Bear: Daniel Berger, 1st, 1.4M
Kevin Walsh: Jordan Spieth, T3, 460K
Tony Kasper: Kevin Streelman, T13, 166K
Frank Laterza: Francesco Molinari, T59, 18K
Jake Mulholland: Francesco Molinari, T59, 18K
Mike McNamara: Alex Noren, MC
Sean Carney: Alex Noren, MC
Season Standings through Week 6:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|20||WHITE WOLF 2/7||1,500,943||1||1||1||4||6|
|76||CHASIN A DREAM||522,205||0||0||1||4||6|
Kevin Walsh: Xander Schauffele — X marks the spot. Jordan brought us back, now we count on X to continue the mojo. Love the course fit for his game, and 4th time around offers some experience others may lack. It’s such a strong field, there’s really no telling who will be there, but X has been close for a while and if he just believes he will break through soon.
Frank Laterza: Collin Morikawa — A top 3 iron player, he’s a ball striker on a ball striker track. I love that he’s in his home state, and I don’t think he’s being talked about enough. I would pivot to Bryson if you want to use an elite.
Mike McNamara: Jon Rahm — After a poor week at Pebble Beach, I need a bounceback badly this week at Riviera. Give me the Spaniard to claim his first victory of 2021. Rahmbo has shown no ill-effects to the equipment changes he made in the offseason, and his previous appearances in LA have been rather encouraging. Torrey Pines and Memorial are two places Jon has previously tamed, and Riviera certainly fits that mold of courses. Vamos!
Bear: Jon Rahm — Staying aggressive here after the W with Berger. Rahm appears to simply be in a zone. 6 starts since the US: 6 Top 20s, 4 Top 10s, 1 T2. What’s the only thing he’s missing? A win. You already know how I’m ending this write up… VAMOS.
Sean Carney: Jon Rahm — Rolling with Jon Rahm. He’s playing hot golf, he’s due to get back in the winners circle. Not going to overthink it. I have been getting too cute lately, and I think Rahm is there to end the day Sunday.
Tony Kasper: Jon Rahm — This week has a bit of a major feel to it, so I’m turning to a player capable of winning multiple. He’s coming in a little under the radar after solid, but not spectacular, performances in his last few events. Add in that he’s been wildly successful in California, on Poa, and is under par in 7 of his 8 rounds here, I like Jon’s chances this week.
Jack Corrigan: Collin Morikawa — Ball striker’s course, hometown kid, easily due for another win.
Jake Mulholland: Tony Finau — Breaching new territory here. Spent the first half of my day committed to Justin Thomas. The man can handle emotions like no other player on tour and with the recent media buzz (albeit negative) and passing of his Grandfather, I expect great things from him. During the second half of the day I committed to Mr. Niemann. His form has been excellent thus far but I don’t think he will be able to crack Riviera and I’m uncomfortable with the time off. May have to consider Joaquin for the WGC next week. So here we are… it’s 7:50 PM on February 17th and Rouge Camp has landed on Finau. If I’m being honest, I am disappointed in myself. I have always been someone to back narratives I like. The narratives aren’t always the popular opinions but once I like a story I ride with it. For example, DJ overcoming adversity (Whistling Straits, Cheating Scandals, Rehab), Rory taking on the Masters after numerous years of close calls, Reed winning despite being tagged as the Tour’s Villain, Spieth regaining form, Morikawa proving that he is the next great ball striker… the list goes on. At this point in Finau’s career I would have anticipated three to five wins at minimum. The story line is never-ending him. A monster Thursday through Saturday, big T tightens up every Sunday no matter who you ask. Why Riviera? Why now? This is unquestionably Finau’s best run in his career. He has never been determined to win more than now and I believe one win will release the floodgates. So far this year I have avoided him for the Sunday narrative that he carries. This week he rewrites his career. He takes on one of the best non-Major fields and closes out Sunday for the first time since 2016 in Puerto Rico. If TF gets this one, expect another win in the next couple events. Gotta ride the hot hand here. Ride on. Rouge out.