This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
The "regular season," the "real season," the "2019 portion of the season," whatever you call it, it's here. For those who checked out during the fall portion of the season, you'll notice a few changes with our weekly preview.
After nearly 20 years of the same format, I decided to mix it up a bit. Gone is the "Avoid" list, as I didn't see much of a purpose for it anymore. My goal with that list was to highlight non-obvious golfers, but I was often stretching to do so. Instead, I will use golfer odds as the breaks between groups. The first group will always contain the three players with the best odds, irrespective of whether I like them. The following two groups will contain players I like at varying odds. In other words, the only time you'll see a golfer on the list that I potentially do not like, will be among the first, which again, is dictated by the odds.
I've also added an "optimal pick" to the one-and-done list, which essentially gives me the option of mentioning the best one-and-done pick each week, regardless of whether I've used him. There's also a "buyer beware" pick, which will be a golfer with good odds who might not be a good pick in that format. The intro will also be a bit shorter this year, most often looking forward rather than back. Other than that, everything else will remain the same. Good luck to everyone this year!