Pro Golf Power Rankings

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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 6
The most consistent over the last three weeks with no rounds over par. Winner at Barclays. East Lake carved him up in 2015.
2 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
▲ 3
Greatest talent in the field. Can the putter honeymoon last two weeks? Last three East Lake appearances have been T5, 5 and T10 including a closing 64 in 2015.
3 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▲ 10
Same obstacles at BMW. Among the best from tee to green. Middle of the pack on the greens. Good but not great history at East Lake.
4 Jason Day Jason Day -
▼ 3
Health again an issue. WD Sunday at BMW with back concerns. Last win in 2016 was the Players. Several rounds in the 60s at East Lake but no wins.
5 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
▼ 2
Dominant a year ago in his 4-stroke win. Game has been on the rise the last three weeks. No player has ever won the Tour Championship back-to-back.
6 Paul Casey Paul Casey -
▼ 6
Only one round over 70 in his last eight. Says his game is the best in seven years. T5 last year.
7 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▲ 2
Rory teases with weeks like Deutsche Bank and disappoints with weeks like BMW. 73-72 on the weekend. T2 in 2014 and T10 in his only other East Lake appearances.
8 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker -
▲ 3
Seems to have settled in after PGA Championship hangover. Third at Deutsche Bank and T13 at BMW and good on the weekend at both. Never cracked the top 10 at Atlanta.
9 Emiliano Grillo Emiliano Grillo -
▲ 15
First Tour Championship. After a T2 at Barclays has been very ordinary in the next two events. Gets frustrated on the greens at times.
10 Russell Knox Russell Knox -
▼ 10
This is his Ryder Cup after Captain Clarke snub. Top 20 last two weeks with five rounds in the 60s. East Lake debut.
11 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▼ 5
Olympic bronze. Captain’s choice. T4 in Indiana. Kooch is on a roll. T10 a year ago with 68-69 on the weekend.
12 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
Never been an Asian winner in a FedEx event. MC at Barclays. T12 in his first Tour Championship in 2015.
13 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▲ 9
Ten rounds at 70 or higher since loss to Stenson at Troon. First time back to Atlanta since 2013. Winner at East Lake in 2009.
14 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger -
▼ 14
May be a year away from being a factor but coming fast in 2016. T71, T40, T10 in last three starts. T12 last year in his East Lake rookie performance.
15 J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes -
▼ 15
Back to the real J.B. in 2016. T8 in Atlanta a year ago. Strangest stat on Tour – near 150 in putting weekdays – inside the top 20 on weekends.
16 Ryan Moore Ryan Moore -
▼ 16
After Top 10s at Barclays and Deutsche Bank, very poor at BMW. Can play East Lake – T3 and T10 in only two appearances.
17 Sean O'Hair Sean O'Hair -
▼ 17
Last Tour win was 2011. Runner-up at Barclays. Finished third to Mickelson in his only Atlanta appearance.
18 Kevin Chappell Kevin Chappell -
▼ 18
Never won on Tour in six full seasons. As many Top 10s this year as last five years combined. Scoring average on Thursday is one hundred slots better than on Sunday.
19 Si Woo Kim Si Woo Kim -
▼ 19
Strong rookie-of-the-year candidate with a win and a second. Top 20 in the last two events.
20 Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker -
▲ 3
Knows how to win at East Lake (2012). Statistical contradiction. Scoring average on Sunday is among the best at 8th. Scoring average on the back nine nearly 30 slots lower than on the front.
21 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
▼ 1
East Lake maiden voyage. T10 at Barclays, MC the following week. Ranks 146th in strokes gained putting.
22 Roberto Castro Roberto Castro -
▼ 22
Rallied at BMW to get home to Atlanta – solo third. T9 in only other East Lake start in 2013.
23 Gary Woodland Gary Woodland -
▼ 23
Trending the wrong direction after a T4 at Barclays. One top 10 in Atlanta in three Tour Championships appearances.
24 Kevin Na Kevin Na -
▼ 9
Hard to imagine he started on Tour 13 years ago. 2016 is his best even without a win. Making only his fourth start at East Lake – never a factor.
25 Charl Schwartzel Charl Schwartzel -
▼ 25
Needed a 64 on Sunday at Crooked Stick to make the field. Despite a green jacket in his closet, this is only his second Tour Championship. Outside the top 100 in almost every putting stat including 45 three putts.


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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