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).
Jake Mulholland: Tony Finau, 2nd, 1.01M
Bear: Jon Rahm, T5, 344K
Mike McNamara: Jon Rahm, T5, 344K
Sean Carney: Jon Rahm, T5, 344K
Tony Kasper: Jon Rahm, T5, 344K
Kevin Walsh: Xander Schauffele, T15, 151K
Frank Laterza: Collin Morikawa, T43, 28K
Jack Corrigan: Collin Morikawa, T43, 28K
Season Standings through Week 7:
|Place||Name||Points||Wins||Top 5||Top 10||Cashes||Events|
|30||WHITE WOLF 2/7||1.53M||1||1||1||5||7|
|68||CHASIN A DREAM||.86M||0||1||2||5||7|
Kevin Walsh: Jon Rahm — With the lack of past resources for this week, I landed on who I believe is a man on a mission: Jon Rahm. Rahmbo has been contending for a while now but has yet to enter the winner’s circle this season. He knows he’s playing great golf, and that’s when guys believe the most they are going to win. Everything about this course says bomber off the tee and touch around the greens, and Rahmbo possesses both. The Concession, meet the Rahmbo. Rahmbo, meet The Concession. Let’s go to war.
Mike McNamara: Bryson DeChambeau — In a week where nobody knows exactly what to expect from the golf course, give me the man who hits it the farthest. He’s had a triumph here as a college kid, and now he’s gonna go get one as a pro.
Bear: Xander Schauffele — Off week for me last week, only a T5. Gotta be better than that. Turning to Mr. Consistency to right the ship. No worse than T17 this year, and I think he’s ready to break through and grab another win.
Sean Carney: Rory McIlroy — Riding with Rory McIlroy this week. Obviously, course history isn’t a factor for most this week. This is being advertised as a bomber’s course, as some of the harder holes on the course are the Par 5s. With a loaded field, and money to be had, I want one of the longest and best drivers of the golf ball. I know Rory had a bad week at the Riv last week, but his stats after a missed cut are ridiculously good. With that being said, I think he’ll add another good week this week after missing the cut last week.
Tony Kasper: Sungjae Im — A name sure to be popular in the coming weeks, so I’ll be ahead of the crowd and take him here. Similar to my thinking last week with Rahm, this is a course that suits Sungjae’s game incredibly well. He thrives in Florida, on Bermuda and on Nicklaus-designed courses. He hasn’t won a big name event yet but considering nobody in the field has an experience edge here, why not Sungjae?
Jack Corrigan: Marc Leishman — Papa Bear Leish has awful history in this WGC, but it’s a new course. This man seems to have found the form he had in 16-18, and he loves Florida. I had no idea who would come out of the California swing prepared, so figured I’d toss a crazy gut pick out there for this event.
Jake Mulholland: Jon Rahm — “Be happy with what you have” is a lesson I learned very early on in my childhood. As Rouge Camp looks back on Riviera he takes the positives away from the experience. Pretty interesting decision making to say the least but we definitely went with the right man and I almost tagged along for TF’s second career win. The story wasn’t rewritten, but man, this guy is bound to turn the corner soon. I stand by my prediction despite the Solo 2 finish…big things are coming for TF and I will continue to support him even though he fell short at Riv. I teased rolling out Niemann this week but I didn’t see enough from him last week to take him this week at Concession. This course is pretty unfamiliar to most of the tour, especially since this is the first time it is serving as a host for one of the PGA Tour’s events. Nicklaus designs are tough and I’ve read a bunch of articles referencing the hundreds of bunkers that span throughout the course. Hard to tell if this will be one of those tournament’s where the winner outshines the rest by 4+ strokes or if there will be a tight finish on Sunday. My gut says it’s going to be tight Sunday afternoon. Relying on Key Performance Statistics this week and believing that Rahmbo and his Odyssey 2 ball can take Rouge Camp into the Top 5 this week at the first WGC of the year.