2022 Farmers Insurance Open Power Rankings

Farmers Insurance Open Jordan Spieth
Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth walk off the 18th tee box during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 29, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Trying to avoid a matchup for eyeballs with the NFL’s conference championship games on Sunday, the Farmers Insurance Open will get underway a day early, with a tournament finale set for Saturday.

This year’s PGA Tour stop at Torrey Pines – the second leg of the five-event West Coast swing, will feature a bevy of top-ranked superstars including six of the top 10 and twelve of the top 20.

Despite a stacked field, the clear favorite in southern Cal has to be world No. 1 Jon Rahm, whose recent history at Torrey shows two wins, highlighted by a maiden major title.

Including Rahm, here are the 10 players we like most this week in San Diego.

10. Daniel Berger

Daniel Berger
Daniel Berger on the 16th green during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 16, 2021 in McKinney, TX. (Photo by Matthew Stockman via Getty Images)

The Florida native has made just two starts since the 2021 Tour Championship – finishing inside the top-10 in both, including a T5 at Kapalua… While Berger’s PGA Tour starts at Torrey Pines have been less than stellar, with three missed-cuts alongside a T24, he did post a T7 at last summer’s major.

FedEx: 110th
OWGR: 20th
Odds: 22-1
Last Six: 5, 7, 8, 26, 56, 5
Best at Farmers: 24 (2015)
2021 U.S. Open: T7


9. Jordan Spieth

Farmers Insurance Open Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth tees off on the 18th hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 29, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

It was a missed-cut at the 2021 Farmers which kicked off Spieth’s comeback season… Unfortunately, Spieth enters Torrey Pines – one year later – looking for his first top-10 finish since, gulp, last summer… In six career starts at the Farmers, Spieth has missed the cut three times, with a T19 in 2014 his only result inside the top 20… In two starts to the 2022 campaign, the 28-year-old Texan owns a T21 and T18.

FedEx: 125th
OWGR: 14th
Odds: 33-1
Last Six: 20, 18, 24, 34, 73, 12
Best at Farmers: T19 (2014)
2021 U.S. Open: T19


8. Sam Burns

Sam Burns at Farmers Insurance Open
Sam Burns stands on the 7th tee box during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 31, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Following a breakout 2021 year, the rising American star has made six starts on the new season, and owns a win and five additional top-20 finishes, including a trio of top-10s… Ranked No. 13 in the world, Burns sits 4th on both the tour’s money list and points standings… The LSU product finished T18 in his most recent start at the Farmers.

FedEx: 4th
OWGR: 13th
Odds: 20-1
Last Six: 19, 3, 7, 5, 14, 1
Best at Farmers: 18 (2021)
2021 U.S. Open: MC


7. Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson at Farmers Insurance Open
Dustin Johnson hits from the 14th hole tee during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

DJ appears on our list based strictly on his world-class repuation… He enters the Farmers as the world No. 4, and with only one start on the 2022 season (T45, CJ Cup)… In nine career starts at the Farmers, Johnson owns just a single top-10 finish (T3 2011) against three missed cuts.

FedEx: 213th
OWGR: 4th
Odds: 20-1
Last Six: 45, 8, 6, MC, 10, MC
Best at Farmers: T3 (2011)
2021 U.S. Open: T19


6. Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau at Farmers Insurance Open
Bryson DeChambeau talks with his caddie during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 25, 2018 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Donald Miralle via Getty Images)

Similar to DJ, DeChambeau’s place here is based on reputation alone… Bryson has made just one start in 2022, posting a T25 in the 38-player field at Kapalua… For the second consecutive year, the big bomber finished ranked No. 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings… In his only two career starts (2017, 2018) at the Farmers, the California native missed the cut both times.

FedEx: 176th
OWGR: 9th
Odds: 20-1
Last Six: 25, 14, 11, 2, 31, 8
Best at Farmers: MC (2017, 2018)
2021 U.S. Open: T26


5. Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed at Farmers Insurance Open
Patrick Reed celebrates with his caddie after winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 31, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Donald Miralle via Getty Images)

Reed is the defending champion but enters in questionable form with just one top-10 finish in seven starts on the season… He did, however, post a T3 at the unofficial Hero World Challenge against a super stout field… In his last five starts at Torrey Pines, Reed owns a victory (2021), and four top-25 finishes.

FedEx: 29th
OWGR: 26th
Odds: 40-1
Last Six: 55, 15, 3, 32, 61, 56
Best at Farmers: 1 (2021)
2021 U.S. Open: T19


4. Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama at Farmers Insurance Open
Hideki Matsuyama prepares on the 17th hole during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 27, 2019 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Donald Miralle via Getty Images)

In six starts to the 2022 season, the reigning Masters champion owns two wins (ZOZO, Sony) and an additional top-10… The Japanese star sits first in the FedEx Cup standings, and No. 10 in the world rankings… In eight career starts at the Farmers, a T3 at the 2019 edition is Matsuyama’s best showing.

FedEx: 1st
OWGR: 10th
Odds: 20-1
Last Six: 1, 13, 1, 59, 67, 6
Best at Farmers: T3 (2019)
2021 U.S. Open: T26


3. Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas at 2021 U.S. Open Torrey Pines
Justin Thomas looks over his yardage book as he walks to the second tee box during the first round of the 121st U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on June 17, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Keyur Khamar / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

JT first teed it up at the Farmers in 2014 as a 20-year-old sponsor’s invite, posting an impressive T10. He returned in 2015 during his rookie season, and after a missed cut, he never returned. He did make a third career start at the San Diego course for the 2021 U.S. Open where he finished T19… Following a somewhat down year, the 28-year-old Kentucky native enters off four top-5 finishes in his last five starts, including three straight.

FedEx: 26th
OWGR: 6th
Odds: 14-1
Last Six: 5, 5, 3, 18, 4, 22
Best at Farmers: T10 (2014)
2021 U.S. Open: T19


2. Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele at Farmers Insurance Open
Xander Schauffele tees off on the 18th hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 29, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Despite growing up on Torrey Pines, the San Diego native struggled in four career starts on his home course, posting finishes of MC, MC, T25, and MC. But his hometown fortunes changed in 2021 – first with a T2 at the Farmers, followed by a top-10 result at the U.S. Open… In three official 2022 starts, a solo 12th is Schauffele’s best showing thus far.

FedEx: 85th
OWGR: 7th
Odds: 18-1
Last Six: 12, 12, 28, 18, 3, 49
Best at Farmers: T2 (2021)
2021 U.S. Open: T7


1. Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm at Farmers Insurance Open
Jon Rahm and caddie walk along the 11th hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan 29, 2021 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

The world No. 1 is a beast on most any course, but at Torrey Pines, his world class game kicks into another gear. In six career starts at the San Diego track, the Spaniard owns five top-7 finishes highlighted by a pair of wins (2017 Farmers, 2021 U.S. Open)… The 27-year-old enters in strong form, including a record-setting runner-up at the Sentry.

FedEx: 22nd
OWGR: 1st
Odds: 8-1
Last Six: 14, 2, MC, 17, MC, 1
Best at Farmers: 1 (2017)
2021 U.S. Open: 1


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