This year I was coerced by a hockey writing friend of mine to do a weekly one-and-done golf pool that allows you to pick one golfer never to use them again in 2013. Since I'm doing it for fun (and DEFINITELY not for money, no way, no how), I figured I'd post my weekly picks here, with who I've already used under it and my record for the year, and against the others in the pool. We're calling this Darts in the Dark.
Sony Open Pick -- Mark Wilson
I did the math (yes, MATH!) and there are 34 more events left in this pool (it stops after the Tour Championship, with the B-level events during the season that go up against WGC events not counted), and I figured that means you can pretty much go with a heavy hitter each week without getting burned.
So why not a Dustin Johnson (hot, hot, hot) or Webb Simpson or Zach Johnson at the Sony? Because like his Green Bay Packers, Mark Wilson gets it done in the winter months. Wilson has won five PGA Tour events in his career, and all five wins have come before March 4 of that season, and it's worth mentioning that he won this event in 2011.
On top of that, Wilson finished T-11 at Kapalua, a course that doesn't really fit his game, and I think he has a solid week at Waialae.
Wins - 0
Top-10s - 1
Top-20s - 1
Missed Cuts - 0
Current Pool Standing - T-6 out of 69 players
Already used - Steve Stricker (2nd at Hyundai)