Here at RotoBaller, we are always searching for ways to give our readers the best fantasy sports content possible. With that goal in mind, we are very proud of our weekly PGA “One and Done” column. In this feature, our golf staff of Joe Nicely, Spencer Aguiar and Josh Bennett will provide their weekly golf picks every Wednesday. The purpose of this article is to present you with alternative options to consider and hopefully make your selection a much easier process weekly. With that plan in mind, let's get started!
Close calls have been the name of the game for me in this OAD contest, as Tyrrell Hatton was unable to get himself across the finish line over the weekend at Shadow Creek. His payout did add onto my total $565,500, but it most likely won't be enough since I am still down nearly 2.3 million dollars. Josh found himself in a similar situation with a surging Bubba Watson, but victories are the only way out of this hole we have dug ourselves into.
There are just four tournaments left in this 2020 contest, and the clock is just about to strike midnight. Can either of us strike up a formula to give ourselves a chance? Or is Joe's victory a foregone conclusion? Let's find out who the guys are selecting to get some answers.Editor's Note: Golf is back! Come join the fun and win big with RotoBaller. Get our full-season PGA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off! Our exclusive DFS Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, DFS Projections and weekly DFS/betting articles! Sign Up Now!
One And Done Staff Picks Overview
Here at RotoBaller, we are always searching for ways to give our readers the best fantasy sports content possible. With that goal in mind, we are very proud to announce the weekly PGA “One and Done” column will be back for a second season.
In this feature, our golf staff of Joe Nicely, Spencer Aguiar and Josh Bennett will provide their weekly golf picks every Wednesday. The purpose of this article is to present you with alternative options to consider and hopefully make your selection a much easier process weekly. With that plan in mind, let's get started!
For an in-depth breakdown of the top DraftKings and FanDuel plays, check out Joe Nicely's weekly Horse For The Course that highlights the best fits for the week's course. And you can also find out who the smart money is on by checking out Spencer Aguiar's PGA DFS: Vegas Report every week. Be sure to also read all of our other top-notch weekly PGA DFS and betting articles to help you win big!
One and Done Selections - ZOZO Championship
Joe Nicely - Tyrrell Hatton
Alternate - Joaquin Niemann
How disastrous was my Matthew Wolff last week? I’m not gonna lie, a pick going that wrong can shake your confidence in a hurry...especially when it comes on the heels of a Harris English missed cut at the Shriners.
Luckily, I still have a lead in this OAD contest with the season winding down, although Spencer and Josh don’t seem to be willing to go down without a fight. I’m gonna try to land a haymaker this week with Tyrrell Hatton, a scrapper if I’ve ever seen one. The Englishman has been white hot as of late, notching a victory at the BMW in Europe two weeks ago and posting a T3 last week at the CJ Cup. I am a bit worried about the fatigue factor with Hatton, but it is tough to ignore a player that gained over NINE strokes on Approach last week at Shadow Creek. We’re making some educated guesses as to how this week’s Sherwood Country Club layout will play, but we can expect plenty of long irons to be required...an area where Hatton thrives
Yearly Earnings - $7,811,657
Yearly Cuts Made - 25/30
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Spencer Aguiar - Viktor Hovland
Alternate - Scottie Scheffler
I am playing a numbers game right now. Down nearly 2.3 million with only four events left is not promising, but I have a total in mind (1.5 million) that I would like to be at entering the Masters. If I can get there, which isn't very likely, watch out. Bryson is coming.
Part of the issue with my plan is that next week's Bermuda Championship pays less than some of my wagers. I know I've been accused of tampering with Joe's players while they were in Las Vegas, but what is this schedule? No-cut event after no-cut event. Payouts that equal a birdie in my Skins game. Joe is running out the clock with the refs in his back pocket.
Unfortunately, options are thin for me in California, as I have used the top-11 priced golfers on the board. I believe any conventional wisdom is out the window since I need a victory, but I can't find a "safer" spot to go than Viktor Hovland. Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa have a ton of win equity sprinkled between them, and I feel like my best course of action is to take the discounted version of those two and hope he catches fire with his putter for a few days. The deck seems to be stacked against me, but I will continue to count cards for as long as this is mathematically possible to do so.
Yearly Earnings - $5,528,192
Yearly Cuts Made - 24/30
Josh Bennett - Matthew Wolff
Alternate - Russell Henley
Joe whiffed on Wolff last week, so now is a great time to jump on him in a perfect bounce-back spot. Spencer still has him available and wouldn’t be surprised if he used him as well, but we’re mostly worried about how to catch Joe right now. The popular saying with Wolff this week is that it’s a “home game” for him. That’s great, and maybe it helps? However, there are plenty of guys that play poorly at courses they are familiar with or live near too, so I am not using that as my reasoning for using him, although I hope it is helpful.
After looking over the course, I think this place will really favor a long hitter that also plays well from the 175-200 yard range. The long hitter part is obvious by now for Wolff. He should have a significant advantage there on all the par 5’s and a handful of par 4’s. The majority of the other holes will leave him with shots in the yardage range I mentioned earlier. Although he isn’t spectacular in proximity from that range, you don’t necessarily need to be when the greens are large like they are here. Birdies are hard to come by anyway from that far away, so I’m more concerned about being able to get it on the green and make par.
A guy with his length will be able to make up birdies on many other holes. I looked over at the GIR % from the 175-200 range and Wolff pops into the top 15 in 2020 in that statistic, so he’ll give himself tons of chances for birdie (even if they’re long chances), and easy finishes for par. One thing I will trust with his experience on the course is knowing the greens, which I think gives him a leg up on putting, so if he’s consistently getting the ball onto the green he shouldn’t have any problems at minimum walking away with easy pars on those holes. If he can get lucky and roll a few of the longer ones in, I think there’s a chance he could even run away with this thing.
Yearly Earnings - $4,589,627
Yearly Cuts Made - 25/30
|Joe Nicely||Spencer Aguiar||Josh Bennett|
|Sony Open||Webb Simpson $455,400||Abraham Ancer $27,390||Webb Simpson $455,400|
|American Express||Sungjae Im $162,475||Paul Casey $63,399||Sungjae Im $162,475|
|Farmers Insurance||Tiger Woods $181,875||Hideki Matsuyama $22,950||Jon Rahm $817,500|
|Waste Management||Jon Rahm $170,768||Webb Simpson $1,314,000||Hideki Matsuyama $97,212|
|Pebble Beach||Jason Day $382,200||Patrick Cantlay $181,350||Jason Day $382,200|
|Genesis Invitational||Bubba Watson $0||Dustin Johnson $234,825||Dustin Johnson $234,825|
|WGC Mexico||Dustin Johnson $45,500||Justin Thomas $320,667||Tommy Fleetwood $125,500|
|Puerto Rico Open||Alex Noren $0||Jhonattan Vegas $75,750||Alex Noren $0|
|Honda Classic||Tommy Fleetwood $483,000||Tommy Fleetwood $483,000||Louis Oosthuizen $0|
|Arnold Palmer Invitational||Rory McIlroy $330,731||Tony FInau $0||Xander Schauffele $72,424|
|Charles Schwab||Rickie Fowler $0||Matt Kuchar $0||Patrick Reed $243,750|
|RBC Heritage||Matt Kuchar $25,205||Justin Rose $129,575||Kevin Kisner $0|
|Travelers Championship||Bryson DeChambeau $233,470||Sungjae Im $16,872||Bryson DeChambeau $233,470|
|Rocket Mortgage||Viktor Hovland $131,875||Patrick Reed $0||Viktor Hovland $131,875|
|Workday||Hideki Matsuyama $59,830||Rickie Fowler $59,830||Justin Rose $0|
|Memorial||Patrick Cantlay $51,925||Xander Schauffele $171,585||Patrick Cantlay $51,925|
|3M Open||Sam Burns $34,577||Bubba Watson $0||Tony Finau $250,800|
|WGC-St.Jude||Daniel Berger $695,000||Collin Morikawa $106,200||Rory McIlroy $46,500|
|Barracuda||Ryan Moore $69,475||Sam Burns $0||Denny McCarthy $20,883|
|PGA Championship||Collin Morikawa $1,980,000||Daniel Berger $192,208||Brooks Koepka $69,500|
|Wyndham Championship||Justin Rose $0||Billy Horschel $697,600||Paul Casey $37,440|
|Northern Trust||Patrick Reed $23,169||Jason Day $0||Adam Scott $21,565|
|BMW Championship||Scottie Scheffler $106,780||Tiger Woods $22,496||Collin Morikawa $106,780|
|Tour Championship||Xander Schauffele $1,665,000||Rory McIlroy $280,090||Daniel Berger $186,850|
|Safeway Open||Brendan Steele $41,391||Harold Varner III $41,391||Sam Burns $214,500|
|U.S. Open||Tony Finau $302,236||Jon Rahm $101,797||Justin Thomas $302,236|
|Corales Puntacana||Will Zalatoris $117,000||Patrick Rodgers $93,000||Kristoffer Ventura $9,580|
|Sanderson||Doc Redman $46,200||Charley Hoffman $201,300||Will Zalatoris $0|
|Shriners||Harris English $0||Joaquin Niemann $125,417||Rickie Fowler $0|
|CJ Cup||Matthew Wolff $16,575||Tyrrell Hatton $565,500||Bubba Watson $314,438|
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