2021-22 Golf Draft Kit: Strategy for One-and-Done Pools

2021-22 Golf Draft Kit: Strategy for One-and-Done Pools

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Of all the ways to play fantasy sports, is there anything more basic — and therefore more open to the masses — than one-and-done pools?

And yet, they are not easy. They are hard. They can be frustrating. For many years in a row potentially. (Not that I'm bitter or anything.)

One-and-done pools are most commonly associated with the NFL, where they are also known as survivor pools or knockout pools. If your team loses that week, you're out of the pool.

It's not that way in golf — everyone gets to stick around for the entire season, which is an attractive selling point if you're trying to start up a new pool.

With the RotoWire OAD pool, we go across 32 tournaments, from the Tournament of Champions at the beginning of January to the Tour Championship around Labor Day. It's a long haul, but like with a lot of things in life, it goes fast. We customize the season for our needs, and of course you can, too. Want to include the fall season? Go for it. For us, starting in January works best across all the RotoWire in-house golf pools — in large part because the NFL regular season is either done or close to done by then.

We pick one golfer every week and can't pick him again the rest of the season (you can customize that, too, if you like to, say, have the option to pick a golfer twice). But unlike with NFL knockout pools

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Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
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