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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CIMB Classic - One-and-Done

The PGA TOUR is in Malaysia for the CIMB Classic, and here is this week's one-and-done selection.

I did an excellent job of narrowing my focus down to Jason Bohn and Kevin Na last week, before ultimately going off the board and missing the cut with Will Wilcox. Should have stuck to my process and wrote down Bohn or Na, but so be it.

I'm not making the same mistake twice. I pretty much decided last year when Ryan Moore won his second CIMB Classic in a row that he would likely be my selection this year. Moore is known for being a bit of a course horse, and Kuala Lumpur seems to be one of those courses.

I'm very tempted to plug in Na, who is on a runner-up roll, but last week's lesson convinced me to stick with Moore. As an added kicker, Moore has already logged a top 10 in the new season.

Let's go, Ryan!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - One-and-Done

It's the second week of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season, and I'm already frustrated with the one-and-done game. It's going to be a long season.

While Brooks Koepka looked like a layup for at least a top-20 finish, and a likely candidate for a top 10 or better, he barely made any money. So it goes.

I'm a bit like a poker player on tilt right now when it comes to this game, so following my lead may not be the best move. I've gone with a great deal of chalky picks (course history, current form and stats all match) over the last 12 months with much less success than what I deem to be acceptable, so I'm about to go off script for a bit.

Don't try this at home.

The chalky/smart picks this week are to go with either Jason Bohn or Kevin Na. Both played great last week and both have solid course history this week. If I followed my traditional line of thought, those two would be a coin flip for my pick

Instead, I'm running as far away from those two as possible and throwing caution to the wind.

I narrowed my choices to Emiliano Grillo and Will Wilcox. Grillo's won two in a row. He can't possibly make it three, can he? Wilcox is playing well everywhere and is (statistically) a better putter. Plus, Wilcox came through for me last season when I burned him in Alabama opposite the Open Championship.

Wilcox it is!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Frys.com Open - One-and-Done

Before we dive into the one-and-done selection for the Frys.com Open, I want to address one administrative item regarding the fall portion of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season. For those that don't know, I've taken on the responsibility of being the columnist for the previews at Rotoworld for the fall portion of the season.

My Frys.com Open preview can be found here.

With that, I anticipate that this space will be used almost exclusively for my OAD selection until the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to kick off 2016.

Back to the matter at hand.

The long game when making a OAD selection for the Frys.com Open is probably to walk out of this tournament with a top 25, and hopefully a top 10. I am very hesitant to burn a high profile player this week, but there is one I just can't ignore.

Brooks Koepka enters this week off a runner-up finish (T2) in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and tied for eighth in this event last season. Form meets history.

I may regret burning him this early in the season when the PGA TOUR is in the heart of the season next summer, but so be it.

Let's go Brooks!