Pro Golf Power Rankings

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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
Three back-to-back Open/PGA wins in last 16 years (Harrington 2008, Woods 2000/2006). Spieth has never played Quail Hollow during Wells Fargo.
2 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▲ 2
Progress in the Open. Two wins and a playoff loss at Quail Hollow. Third PGA title restores his place in the game.
3 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
▲ 3
Showed progress at Canadian. Four top 10s, one missed cut in PGA Championship career.
4 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▲ 3
First professional win came at Wells Fargo. Valhalla in 2014 was his only PGA Championship moment.
5 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
Third at Wells Fargo 2016. Three PGA top 10s. Masters runner-up in 2017.
6 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▼ 6
Didn’t rebound from Royal Birkdale at the Canadian. Eight PGA Championship starts, four MCs, two top 10s.
7 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
▼ 4
PGA Championship runner-up to Tiger at Medinah in 1999 and Harrington in 2008. No positive vibes from Quail Hollow. Newlywed.
8 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
▲ 5
T9 at the U.S. Open, MC at the Open. Finished T7 to McIlroy at Wells Fargo in 2015.
9 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▲ 3
Backed up his U.S. Open win with solid showing at Birkdale. Needs to harness his power over the Green Mile finish.
10 Ian Poulter Ian Poulter -
▼ 10
A major would complete his 2017 Lazarus year. T5 at Quail Hollow in 2009.
11 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▲ 14
Closer to playing in a senior major than having won a Tour major. Eight top 10s and one win in the PGA Championship. Hasn’t missed a cut in the event in 23 years. Has thrived at Quail Hollow.
12 Jason Day Jason Day -
▼ 3
Five major top 10s in 2015 and ’16. One MC and no top 20s in 2017. Owns the PGA scoring record at Whistling Straits.
13 J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes -
▼ 13
One Quail Hollow win and one top 10. Had the PGA Championship third-round lead in 2008 at Oakland Hills.
14 Jon Rahm Jon Rahm -
▼ 12
Still facing a learning curve in majors with one top 30 in five starts. Top 10 at Wells Fargo 2017 but not at Quail Hollow.
15 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▼ 7
T4 to Jimmy Walker a year ago at Baltusrol. Six major top 10s in his career. T14 his worst major showing this year, including T2 at Erin Hills.
16 Charley Hoffman Charley Hoffman -
▼ 16
Didn’t handle Canadian loss gracefully. Eight missed cuts and T40 in PGA Championship career. Eighth at the U.S. Open.
17 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▼ 7
T9 at the Masters. Four PGA Championship top 10s. Hasn’t won since Doral more than a year ago.
18 Bryson DeChambeau Bryson DeChambeau -
▼ 18
Was Greenbrier a recovery or an aberration? Missed the cut in his only two majors this year. PGA Championship rookie.
19 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▼ 2
Open performance was the best of the year – T11. Missed the cut at Augusta and Erin Hills. Two third-place finishes on PGA Championship resume.
20 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger -
▼ 1
Major win is the next step. Only his third PGA Championship start.
21 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 1
MC at the Masters and Open, top 15 at the U.S. Open. Only his fourth PGA Championship.
22 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▼ 22
Never cracked the top 10 at the PGA Championship. T5 at the U.S. Open. Winless since 2015.
23 Jason Dufner Jason Dufner -
▼ 3
Winner at Oak Hill in 2013. Memorial win put him back on the map. One top 10 at Wells Fargo.
24 Patrick Rodgers Patrick Rodgers -
▼ 24
Next member of the Class of 2011 to break through. Second to Rory at Wells Fargo in 2015.
25 Branden Grace Branden Grace -
▼ 25
Owns the record for best round in a major – 62. Now wants a major to go with the record.

 

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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