2023 Farmers Insurance Open Power Rankings

Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and Xander Schauffele Farmers Insurance Open Power Rankings
Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and Xander Schauffele are a few of the top ranked stars teeing it up this week. (Getty Images)

The second leg of the five-event West Coast Swing tees off this week in San Diego with the Farmers Insurance Open.

Contested at Torrey Pines, the field for the long-running SoCal event is fairly stout and features a handful of marquee names, including red-hot Jon Rahm, arguably the world’s best player, alongside top-ranked stalwarts in Justin Thomas, Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele and Hideki Matsuyama, among others.

While there are many players to like, particularly Rahm, these are the ten we feel are the cream of the crop – at least for this week in San Diego.

10. Jason Day

Jason Day Farmers Insurance Open
Jason Day during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines GC on Jan 28, 2018. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The former world No. 1 is a two-time winner at the Farmers and enters in decent form: five top-25 finishes in six starts on the season… Day’s only top 10 finish amid a difficult 2022 season was a T3 at the Farmers… The 35-year-old Aussie enters off a T18 at PGA West, highlighted by a 64 in the second round… Ranks 11th in scoring (69.6) and 15th in strokes gained: total (1.474).

Odds: 22-1
Odds Rank: 9th
World Rank: 104th
2021 U.S. Open: DNP
Best at the Farmers: 1st (2015, 2018)
Last Six: 18, MC, 16, 21, 11, 8

9. Hideki Matsuyama

Jordan Spieth AT&T Byron Nelson
Hideki Matsuyama walks the 5th fairway during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson on May 14, 2021 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. (Photo by George Walker / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The 2021 Masters champ enters southern California in search of his first top-10 finish of the season… Has not missed a cut in 2023 but a T21 in the 39-player Sentry field is his best result… The 30-year-old Japan native disappointed (T48) in his title defense at the Sony… Matsuyama’s best finish at Torrey Pines was T3 in 2019… Posted a T26 at the 2021 U.S. Open.

Odds: 40-1
Odds Rank: T12
World Rank: 20th
2021 U.S. Open: T26
Best at the Farmers: T3 (2019)
Last Six: 48, 21, WD, 34, 40, 25

8. Maverick McNealy

Maverick McNealy 2022 Valero Texas Open
Maverick McNealy walks off the 2nd tee during the final round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio on April 3, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Carmen Mandato via Getty Images)

Still looking for his maiden PGA Tour win, the 27-year-old Stanford product appears to be on the verge of a walk to the winner’s circle… Owns two top-10s in his three most recent starts, highlighted by a T7 at the Sony, where he shot four rounds of 67 or better… Statistically, McNealy ranks 2nd on the tour in scoring (69.116) and 3rd in strokes gained: putting (1.48)… Best finish in San Diego: 15th in 2020.

Odds: 33-1
Odds Rank: 11th
World Rank: 61st
2021 U.S. Open: DNP
Best at the Farmers: 15th (2020)
Last Six: 7, 27, 10, 18, 12, 10

7. Max Homa

Max Homa Wins 2022 Fortinet Championship
Max Homa reacts after a birdie on the 11th hole during the final round of the Fortinet Championship at Silverado’s North course on Sept 18, 2022 in Napa, Calif. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez via Getty Images)

The southern California native entered the 2021 calendar year as a 30-year-old journeyman with a single PGA Tour win and a world ranking of 103… Two years later, Homa enters the 2023 year as a five-time tour winner and a top-tier star with a world ranking of No. 16… The 32-year-old UC-Berkeley product comes in off a T3 at Kapalua… He sits 6th on the tour in birdie average (5.31) and 7th in total strokes gained (1.835).

Odds: 20-1
Odds Rank: T7
World Rank: 16th
2021 U.S. Open: MC
Best at the Farmers: T9 (2020)
Last Six: 3, 17, 23, 20, 1, 3

6. Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas Wins Sony Open 2017
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Justin Thomas plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

The world No. 9 cooled off dramatically after claiming his second career major at the PGA… His first two starts of 2023 have been no better, if not worse: T40 (CJ Cup) and T25 (Sentry) while ranking an unfathomable 180th in scoring (72.18)… A third straight poor finish could send JT out of the world top 10 for the first time since 2017 (he owns the longest current streak)… Despite all that, Thomas is one of the three or four most talented players in the world and is due to bust this funk… Ranks 8th on tour in birdies (5.00).

Odds: 14-1
Odds Rank: T4
World Rank: 9th
2021 U.S. Open: T19
Best at the Farmers: T20 (2022)
Last Six: 25, 5, 40, 4, 52, 13

5. Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Collin Morikawa on the 9th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 26, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

The two-time major winner endured something of a slump in 2022 but seems to have righted the ship and enters off a solo sixth in the Bahamas and runner-up at Kapalua. (Although, it remains to be seen what the blown lead at Kapalua will have on his psyche going forward)… Currently ranked No. 8 in the world, the California native sits 3rd on tour in greens hit (78.82%)… Finished T21 in his only start at the Farmers but posted a T4 in the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Odds: 16-1
Odds Rank: 6th
World Rank: 8th
2021 U.S. Open: T4
Best at the Farmers: T21 (2020)
Last Six: 2, 6, 15, 29, 45, 19

4. Will Zalatoris

Will Zalatoris
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Will Zalatoris plays a shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills on May 22, 2022 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by David Cannon via Getty Images)

Followed up a surprise 2021 rookie year with an even better sophomore campaign, which featured three top-10s in the majors, highlighted by a pair of runner-up finishes… Won his first tour title late last season in Memphis before a WD at the BMW ended his season… Entering 2023 off the injured reserve list, the Texan chased a T11 at Kapalua with a T36 last week at PGA West… Lost to Luke List in a playoff here last season.

Odds: 14-1
Odds Rank: T4
World Rank: 7th
2021 U.S. Open: MC
Best at the Farmers: 2nd (2022)
Last Six: 36, 11, WD, 1, 21, 20

3. Tony Finau

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Tony Finau prepares to play a shot on 9th tee during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

The 33-year-old Finau enters in top form with a win and T7 among his four finishes on the 2023 campaign… Going back to last season, the Utah native owns seven top-10 finishes in his last ten starts, highlighted by three victories… Currently ranked 3rd on the tour in birdies and 4th in scoring (69.280)… Best finish at Torrey Pines was a T4 in 2017.

Odds: 12-1
Odds Rank: 3rd
World Rank: 12th
2021 U.S. Open: MC
Best at the Farmers: T4 (2017)
Last Six: 16, 7, 7, 1, MC, 9

2. Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele Wins 2022 Genesis Scottish Open
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Xander Schauffele on the 16th green during Day 4 of the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 10, 2022 in North Berwick, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox via Getty Images)

Schauffele also enters in top form, highlighted by a T3 at last week’s The American Express at PGA West, which featured a albatross hole out… The San Diego native posted a tournament best finish (T2) in the 2021 edition, followed by a T7 at the U.S. Open later that summer… Ranks 3rd on tour in scoring (69.26) and 25th in birdies.

Odds: 11-1
Odds Rank: 2nd
World Rank: 6th
2021 U.S. Open: T7
Best at the Farmers: 2nd (2021)
Last Six: 3, WD, 4, 9, 6, 3

1. Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm U.S. Open 2022
2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship Power Rankings: Jon Rahm lines up a putt on the 14th green during the second round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird via Getty Images)

The red-hot Spaniard enters off four wins in his last six official starts (two on the U.S. PGA tour and two on the European circuit)… And if the recent form weren’t proof enough, the 28-year-old owns two wins at Torrey Pines: first at the 2017 Farmers, and again in 2021 at the U.S. Open… Currently ranked No. 3 in the world, which is laughable, Rahm holds down the tour’s top spot in greens hit (81%), birdies (6.67) and scoring (68.89).

Odds: 4-1
Odds Rank: 1st
World Rank: 3rd
Best at the Farmers: 1st (2017)
Last Six: 1, 1, 8, 1, 4, 1


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