The 2020 Masters Tournament is just one week away.
This week, however, the PGA Tour and many of the world’s best golfers make one more stop at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas, for the Vivint Houston Open. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the top 30 golfers.
Fantasy golf power rankings
30. Shane Lowry (+5500)
The 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year has just two top-10 finishes but seven missed cuts in 20 international events in 2020. He has a poor history at the Masters, including missed cuts in 2019 and 2017, and may be more focused on this event than the ‘big-name’ golfers usually are.
29. Cameron Davis (+7000)
Enters the week 37th in the Golfweek/Sagarin world rankings following a T-6 at the Sanderson Farms Championship and T-52 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Averaging 0.55 Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green and 0.46 SG: Putting through 12 measured rounds on the 2020-21 season, according to Data Golf.
28. Si Woo Kim (+5000)
Followed up a T-8 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a T-17 finish in a strong field at the CJ Cup. Is averaging 0.89 SG: Tee-to-Green over his last 18 rounds.
27. Stewart Cink (+6600)
The 47-year-old has made four straight cuts with a win at the Safeway Open and a T-4 at the Bermuda Championship last week. He’s in great form after getting his first win in 11 years.
26. Alex Noren (+9000)
Likewise, Noren has been playing his best PGA Tour golf in some time with three top 10s in 18 events this year. He won’t participate in the 2020 Masters but can book his ticket to the 2021 tournament with a win this week.
25. Kevin Streelman (+8000)
Steelman was playing his best golf early in the PGA Tour’s mid-summer restart but cooled off with back-to-back missed cuts at the U.S. Open and Shriners.
24. Wyndham Clark (+8000)
Comes off a disappointing playoff loss to Brian Gay at the Bermuda Championship last week after charging up the leaderboard with a Sunday 65. It may be difficult to bounce back one week later.
23. Brandt Snedeker (+9000)
The nine-time PGA Tour champ will be heading to Augusta National next week and will be looking to do so on a positive note with just one top-10 result on the year.
22. Lee Westwood (+8000)
Heads back to the Masters for the first time since 2017 after re-entering the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking much earlier this year. He tied for 13th at the U.S. Open in his only PGA Tour event since the restart.
21. MacKenzie Hughes (+10000)
Hughes, 55th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is one of the top players in this week’s field by that measure who won’t be in the Masters next week. He has six top 10s in 20 events this year for one of his most successful years on Tour.
20. Brian Harman (+5000)
The 22nd-ranked golfer in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings doesn’t have a win since 2017 but will look to join the trend of players snapping those long slumps early in the 2020-21 season.
19. Keegan Bradley (+8000)
The 2011 PGA Championship winner won’t attend the Masters for the third time in the last four years. He should be motivated to secure another invitation with a win after dropping to 122nd in the OWGR.
18. Emiliano Grillo (+8000)
Has made nine straight cuts dating back to late July with two top 10s and a best finish of T-3 at the 3M Open in that span. His short game and putter have been weaknesses.
17. Sergio Garcia (+3500)
Followed up victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a T-43 at the Shriners and a T-21 at the CJ Cup. Continues to struggle with the flat stick but has been great off-the-tee and from tee-to-green.
16. Lanto Griffin (+4500)
Got his first PGA Tour win in this event last year but that was at Golf Club of Houston. He comes off a T-7 at the CJ Cup and a T-11 at the Zozo Championship to show he could defend his title against stiffer competition.
15. Zach Johnson (+4500)
Tied for eighth at the US Open as part of a five-event streak of making the cut. Averaging 0.98 SG: Tee-to-Green with 0.97 SG: Putting through 12 rounds early this season.
14. Jason Day (+3500)
Likely one of those looking ahead to next week but found his top form this summer and could get his first win since 2018 against a more moderate field.
13. Russell Henley (+2200)
Ranks 27th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings following a T-3 at the CJ Cup and T-4 at the Zozo Championship, both against elite fields. Won’t be going to the Masters but can take advantage of his top current form and book his ticket for 2021 with a win.
12. Denny McCarthy (+6600)
Tied for fourth in a considerably weaker field last week and is putting the ball extremely well to compensate for other weaknesses in his current form.
11. Corey Conners (+5000)
Will be going to Augusta next week and is coming off a T-8 at the Zozo Championship. He’s now playing his best golf of the year after a largely disappointing 2020.
10. Adam Scott (+3300)
Has played just six PGA Tour events since winning in back-to-back starts at the Australian PGA Championship and The Genesis Invitational to bridge his 2019 and 2020 calendars. Should be motivated to play a full four rounds.
9. Hideki Matsuyama (+1800)
Averaging 1.75 SG: Tee-to-Green over his last 14 rounds but with 0.35 strokes lost putting per round. That’s a part of his game he’ll need to get right before another run at Augusta.
8. Doc Redman (+5000)
Entered Sunday with the 54-hole lead in Bermuda before finishing T-4. He has been steadily climbing the OWGR with three top-5 finishes since the PGA Championship.
7. Tony Finau (+1600)
Finished in a tie for 11th at the Zozo Championship in his first event since a T-8 at the US Open. He’s the third-best player in the field by the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
6. Sungjae Im (+2800)
Few were in as good of form before the midseason suspension of play as Im. He’s struggling around-the-green and with the putter through 20 rounds on the new season.
5. Dustin Johnson (+700)
A co-runner-up at last year’s Masters, Johnson will be looking to get right and loosened up after sitting out of competitive play since the U.S. Open due to a positive COVID-19 result. He’s looking for his third win since the restart.
4. Brooks Koepka (+2000)
Koepka tied for 28th at the CJ Cup after some time off to rest a nagging knee injury. He’s always a major risk in these sorts of events, but he had a hand in the Memorial Park redesign and has a sizable advantage.
3. Scottie Scheffler (+2000)
The PGA Tour’s 2020 Rookie of the Year will make his first appearance at the Masters next week. Is looking to recapture his top form after missing the U.S. Open due to a positive COVID-19 test.
2. Tyrrell Hatton (+1200)
Hatton’s a surprise participant this week after earning his second win of 2020 at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship last month. He returned to North America with a T-3 at The CJ Cup before a T-28 at the Zozo Championship.
1. Viktor Hovland (+2200)
The best player in this week’s field won’t be playing at Augusta National despite winning the Puerto Rico Open and finishing as the low amateur at last year’s Masters and U.S. Open. He will be there next year after moving into the top 50 of the OWGR but will still be motivated for his first full-point win.
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