Charles Schwab Challenge: Power Rankings (and Sleeper Pick)

Justin Rose
Justin Rose plays a tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 26, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

This week’s power rankings offer some wrinkles as a few of the top-ranked players at the Charles Schwab Challenge are left off the list completely, including the field’s third-ranked player in Bryson DeChambeau (world No. 8), who has been in a funk since a T15 at Riviera.

Also not included is the field’s eighth-ranked in Tony Finau (world No. 15), who enters off a T64, T60, and T61 in three of his last four starts.

Here are the top-10 players we like this week at Colonial Country Club.

The Top 10

Number-Name (World Rank, Odds)
10. Chez Reavie (59, 60-1)
9. Kevin Kisner (26, 35-1)
8. Emiliano Grillo (63, 45-1)
7. Paul Casey (13, 28-1)
6. Francesco Molinari (7, 18-1)
5. Jordan Spieth (30, 12-1)
4. Xander Schauffele (9, 16-1)
3. Jon Rahm (11, 12-1)
2. Justin Rose (3, 11-1)
1. Rickie Fowler (10, 14-1)

Top Sleeper: Nate Lashley

Nate Lashley
Nate Lashley plays his shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club on May 9, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

At No. 384 in the world rankings, Nate Lashley is not exceptionally well-known, but we like the chances for that to change after this week.

The 36-year-old University of Arizona product is a shotmaker that has a game that sets up well for Colonial, something evidenced by his 20th place ranking on Tour in strokes gained: approach-the-green and his 18th place ranking in greens in regulation. He also putts exceptionally well, a common trait among recent winners of this event.

In his last outing, which was at close by in Dallas, at the Byron Nelson Classic, Lashley posted three rounds of 67 or better on his way to a respectable T29 finish. It could be easy to overlook Lashley.

This content originally appeared in the Charles Schwab Challenge Starter.


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