Golf Draft Kit: Advice for One-and-Done Leagues

Golf Draft Kit: Advice for One-and-Done Leagues

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? (That's a rhetorical question.)

Most of us have participated in NFL one-and-done pools, also known as survivor for knockout  pools. Well, in golf there is no knockout because, quite frankly, there's a good chance everyone would be knocked out the first week. Whereas with the NFL, you are picking one of only two teams — if you pick a team, it has only one opponent that week — in golf you are picking one out of maybe 156 golfers in the field. That is super hard.

So in golf it's done a little differently, and the beauty of it is, everyone sticks around for the entire season.

With the RotoWire pool, we go across 32 tournaments, and you can only use a golfer once all season. There are season-long winners in the pool, but we also have quarterly winners and winners for the four majors. The quarterly component is an especially good feature to keep those who have fallen far behind interested until the very end. This is an important point early in the story: It's imperative that everyone keeps trying, even if far behind, to maintain the integrity of the pool. You'd hope people would do that anyway, but the quarterly prizes give them a little impetus.

All you do is add up the money earned by each of your golfers over the 32 tournaments and

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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