U.S. Open One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 U.S. Open, where past winners on the LIV Tour collide with Scottie Scheffler and company.

Bryson DeChambeau has played well at the first two Majors of 2024 (Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire)

The U.S. Open is upon us, with its traditional Father’s Day closing round. This year, new father Scottie Scheffler is dominating the PGA Tour, earning his fifth win of the season last week.

In golf One And Done Pools, though, most entries have already used Scheffler, leaving plenty of decisions to be made about who you should pick to give yourself the best chance to win your pool in 2024.

Let’s go through some things to consider in making your One And Done picks for the U.S. Open.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Scottie Scheffler did it again, holding off Collin Morikawa to win The Memorial for the first time.
  • Since the start of March, Scheffler has won five of the seven Signature Events or Majors played.
  • Collin Morikawa earned over $2 million for a second place finish, likely a key score for anyone picking him.
  • Morikawa was one of the two most popular OAD picks last week.
  • Viktor Hovland was the most popular One And Done pick and finished in a tie for 15th, earning $329,000.
  • Those three picks, along with Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele, were typically among the top graded options in our product, depending on which golfers a subscriber entry still had available.

U.S. Open One And Done Pick Strategy: Purse Info

The U.S. Open has a total prize purse of $20,000,000, with $3,927,084 going to 1st place.

That makes it the highest remaining first place prize in most golf One And Done pools (unless they use the TOUR Championship), and similar to last week’s Memorial.

It’s another tournament to go with your best options, subject to also balancing some pick strategy based on your place in the standings, and which of your top options may have higher or lower popularity.

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 U.S. Open 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 already picked so far

Here are some notable highlights for the 2024 U.S. Open field:

  • Scottie Scheffler is the favorite, coming off his fifth win this season at the Memorial.
  • Xander Schauffele and Rory McIlroy are next best in pre-tournament betting market odds, both with wins last month at big events (Wells Fargo for McIlroy, PGA Championship for Schauffele).
  • Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are in the top 10 in win odds from the LIV Tour, and are both past champions of this event.
  • We’ve seen some unexpected champions at the U.S. Open in recent years, and that includes last year’s champ Wyndham Clark, Matt Fitzpatrick (2022), and Gary Woodland (2019).

This year marks the first time the event has been held at Pinehurst No. 2 since 2014. Martin Kaymer won that event, running away with it at -9, while Ricky Fowler was one of only two other golfers to break par at -1 the last time it was played here.

One And Done Pick Advice For The 2024 U.S. Open.

Before we get to the pick analysis, we are announcing a new feature addition to the Data Grid for the U.S. Open and remaining tournaments this year.

The Data Grid now has a projected pick popularity column, which lists our estimated pick popularity for the golfers in One And Done pools. We explain what the symbols mean, as well as how to think about using the information, in this Help article.

So for this writeup, we will identify both the favorites and the expected most popular picks, and then give different advice sections based on your current place in the standings.

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