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Pro Golf Power Rankings

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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
Second to Dustin Johnson in New York. Second to Justin Thomas in Boston. Playing better than anyone in golf at this moment.
2 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
▲ 6
Redefines what hot is. Jason Day two years later. How did he miss three consecutive cuts this summer?
3 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
World beater at Northern Trust. Two over-par rounds at Dell. Dustin is as good as his putter responds.
4 Jon Rahm Jon Rahm -
▲ 10
Still knocked off the rails too easily. Only win is Farmers in February. T3, T4 in FedExCup career. Explosive talent.
5 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▼ 1
Fowler has shown a tendency to play his best when he is out of the hunt. Teases with his ability to climb the leaderboard late.
6 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▲ 13
Wyndham win gives him the confidence to go with his talent. Proven FedExCup performer. Knows how to play East Lake.
7 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▲ 8
Firestone showed who he could be. Best major performer in 2017. When the putter is weak, the rest of his game catches the flu.
8 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▲ 1
Looked solid early after his U.S. Open win. Now may be playing under the burden of his own expectations.
9 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▼ 3
Punches his ticket to East Lake almost every year. T4 at BMW a year ago. No Open hangover apparent.
10 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger -
▲ 10
Last good start was T5 at John Deere. Has been more of an early-summer than late-summer success
11 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
▼ 6
Players suggest Masters loss has haunted his year. Top 10 in first two FedExCup starts.
12 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▼ 1
If he finds his way to East Lake, it will be a great comeback. Already a success with Presidents Cup Captain’s pick.
13 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▼ 11
Season will probably end in Chicago. One more stop in Europe and then recuperation for ’18.
14 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
▼ 7
Rose was not the only player rocked by the Masters finish. Sergio admits he is not quite there on the golf course.
15 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 6
Salvaged 2017 with late strong showings. Gearing up for Presidents Cup. Patrick is best when Red, White and Blue are in his thoughts.
16 Kevin Chappell Kevin Chappell -
▼ 16
Doesn’t care about anything now that he scored the 10th slot on Presidents Cup roster. When you reach a goal while on your way to the airport, everything else seems minor.
17 Marc Leishman Marc Leishman -
▼ 17
Aussie having a rebound year. If he could play back nines on Sunday like he does the rest of the week, he would be a force.
18 Charley Hoffman Charley Hoffman -
▼ 2
Good year but a little deceptive. Ten of his last 12 rounds in the 70s. Not the game’s best finisher.
19 Kevin Kisner Kevin Kisner -
▼ 19
How much did Sunday at Quail Hollow take out of him? Admits there are courses where his length is a liability. Has only made it to East Lake twice.
20 Paul Casey Paul Casey -
▼ 20
Maybe the best non-winner on Tour in 2017. Not a title you want. Still hasn’t won in the U.S. since 2009.
21 Louis Oosthuizen Louis Oosthuizen -
▼ 21
T2 at PGA, T10 at Northern Trust. Louis underperforms his talent when it comes to winning. One win in the last three years, and that was in Australia.
22 Jhonattan Vegas Jhonattan Vegas -
▼ 22
Northern Trust was his best-ever FedExCup showing at T3. Followed it up with four rounds in the 70s in Boston.
23 Gary Woodland Gary Woodland -
▼ 23
One of the bubble boys heading into Conway Farms. Had great start in 2017, until family considerations knocked him off stride. Power game personified.
24 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▼ 2
Quietly having a comeback year. 68-65 on the weekend at Boston. If he can find his way to East Lake, he has shown he can win there.
25 Brian Harman Brian Harman -
▼ 25
The 2017 version of Corey Pavin. He guts his way up leaderboards. Has never made it to East Lake.

 

Dan Reardon has covered golf for radio station KMOX in St. Louis for 32 years. In that time, he has covered more than 100 events, including majors and other PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour tournaments. During his broadcast career, Reardon conducted one-on-one interviews with three dozen members of the World Golf of Fame. He has contributed to many publications over the years and co-authored the book Golf’s Greatest Eighteen from Random House. Reardon served as Director of Media relations for LPGA events in both St. Louis and Chicago for 10 years.

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* Power Rankings updated monthly.

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