The Masters One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy adds a wrinkle as the LIV Tour and PGA Tour collide at the 2024 Masters in Augusta.

Jon Rahm tries to defend his Masters title (John Adams/Icon Sportswire)

Masters week is here! While this represents the start of the 2024 Majors, golf One And Done pool players have already been making picks for three months in most cases.

So far we’ve had lots of long shot winners of PGA tournaments, a dominant Scottie Scheffler run, and now, the collision of LIV golfers and PGA Tour golfers at Augusta.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Akshay Bhatia became the second golfer in a row to win in order to qualify for The Masters, as he held off a late-charging Denny McCarthy for his second PGA Tour victory.
  • In what has been a common occurrence this year, Bhatia was rarely picked in One And Done pools, ranging between unpicked to around 1.5% selected in most pools.
  • Pick popularity in One And Done pools was more spread out this week, with Ludvig Aberg, Corey Conners, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Hideki Matsuyama, and Jordan Spieth being among the most common selections.
  • However, no pick reached 20% popularity in most pools, and the top choices were more closer to 10% popularity.
  • Matsuyama (tied for 7th) was the best scoring of the more popular options, though several golfers posted similar scores.
  • Our most common recommendations included four of the most popular picks (everyone but Aberg, for future value reasons), along with Alex Noren (finished tied for 14th).

The Masters One And Done Pick Strategy: Purse Info

As of Monday, we do not actually know the 2024 Masters purse, and may not know the official numbers until the tournament is underway. Last year The Masters had a total purse of $18 million, with $3.24 million going to first place.

Even with no increase, it is one of the larger purse events of the PGA season, and with an increase could move into the top three remaining events. Whether there is an increase or not, it’s typically a tournament where burning a top golfer is justified. History shows that the winner at Augusta tends to come from among the best players.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

2024 Masters Field Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that consider factors like:

  • The total number of picks you need to make this season
  • The specific tournaments included in your pool
  • The golfers you’ve picked so far

Here are some notable highlights for the 2024 Masters field:

  • Every top 30 golfer in our rankings is in this year’s field, with the two highest-rated players not qualified being Alex Noren (No. 31) and Christiaan Bezuidenhout (No. 32).
  • Thirteen golfers who are on the LIV Tour will play at the Masters, led by defending champion Jon Rahm.
  • Six other LIV golfers in the field have been past champions (Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson).
  • Scottie Scheffler (2022 champion) is the betting favorite, ahead of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, and Xander Schauffele.
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2021 champion) won the Genesis Invitational, and will try to become the fourth golfer in the last 22 years to win both the Masters and Genesis in the same season.
  • Tiger Woods will make his first appearance in a tournament since withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational due to illness in February.

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