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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Genesis Open - One-and-Done

The Genesis Open is about to kick off at Riviera Country Club, with Bubba Watson as the defending champion. This week's one-and-done is about as complicated as its past champion.

Given a chance for weather, it's tough to stomach the idea of burning a start on a guy like Dustin Johnson, who is the favorite for my money. Instead, I'm going with Sergio Garcia. His form is great and there isn't an obvious must-play spot in his future.

Best of luck to all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - One-and-Done

In my mind, the one-and-done selection in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was a two-horse race from the get go. While Dustin Johnson could certainly be an argument, his recent form in that event has been more of a guy having fun with Wayne Gretzky than a player trying to win a tournament. That leaves Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker.

Sneds has been hit-or-miss in his nine visits, but has twice been a winner. Lefty is a four-time winner who has played fairly well of late, but has thrown up plenty of bogeys to go with his plethora of bogeys.

Weather should be fairly brutal on Thursday, but both Lefty and Sneds will avoid the exposed Pebble Beach layout in favor of Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Either way, that's a push.

I'm rolling with Sneds for a couple of reasons. For starters, I wonder if Phil may have run out of gas on the back nine at the WMPO last week. I also have concerns that Phil may get off to a bad start in the poor weather and lose interest. Seeing that Sneds looked very comfortable two weeks ago at Torrey Pines, where he's also been great over the years, I have the confidence that this will be one of his good weeks on the Monterey Peninsula.

Best of luck to all, and let's go Sneds!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waste Management Phoenix Open - One-and-Done

Sometimes the selection of a one-and-done is easy, and sometimes it is hard. For the Waste Management Phoenix Open, it's an absolute no-brainer.

Not all that different than Jordan Spieth at Augusta National, it would appear that TPC Scottsdale is made for Hideki Matsuyama. In his three trips, he's finished no worse than T4 and is the defending champion.

Easy call. Matsuyama!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Farmers Insurance Open - One-and-Done

The Farmers Insurance Open is hours away from teeing off, and here is this week's one-and-done selection.

Let me start by saying it's incredibly tempting to just plug in defending champion, Brandt Snedeker, and move on. I find myself hesitating after a lackluster T14 at Kapalua and a MC in the Sony Open.

I'm instead going with a bomber with a very good recent record in this event, though this is his first start of 2017. That man is J.B. Holmes. Holmes went T2-T6 in his last two starts at Torrey Pines.

Best of luck to all!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CareerBuilder Challenge - OAD

The CareerBuilder Challenge looks to be colder and wetter than what we are used to seeing, but that isn't swaying us from taking a familiar stalwart in our one-and-done game. Bill Haas, who is a two-time winner and one-time runner-up cracks the lineup narrowly over Jamie Lovemark.

Best of luck to all!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sony Open - One-and-Done

I'm trotting out a familiar one-and-done play in the Sony Open this week. Given his excellent course history, Charles Howell III is the play. If it wasn't Perez, I would be tempted by a hot Pat Perez.

Best of luck to all!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SBS Tournament of Champions - One-and-Done

Aloha! and Happy New Year!

The SBS Tournament of Champions is set to kick off in a little under 24 hours, and it's time to name this week's one-and-done selection.

There are two strategies to consider. Because it is a limited field, and everyone makes the cut, you can go big and chase the win with a stud or plug in a relative no name and know you will cash. Personally, my taste is to go big and chase the win, as elite players have less players to sift through on their way to the title.

That means I'm taking a guy with a first and a second in his last two trips to Kapalua by the name of Patrick Reed. Spieth is tempting, but there are other places that make just as much sense. Matsuyama was also quite tempting.

Best of luck to all!