Power 25: Ranking the PGA Tour (Following Genesis Open)

As part of a new regular feature, Pro Golf Weekly will rank the top-25 players on the PGA Tour each Monday at noon.

The rankings are compiled by the team at Pro Golf Today and Pro Golf Weekly, using a process which grades the state of a player’s current form – using stats, world ranking, and recent finishes. Additionally, we also use the eye ball test.

Essentially, the list is who we feel are the 25 players on the PGA Tour in the best form.

With that, here’s the Power 25 for the week of February 18, 2019, following the Genesis Open:


25. Si Woo Kim
The two-time PGA Tour winner has posted two-straight top-5s (T3 Genesis, T4 Pebble Beach) to go along three additional top-25s.
World Rank: 52
Starts: 10 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,314,417 (19th)
OWGR Points: 56.12


24. J.B. Holmes
A surprise winner at Riviera, Holmes cracked the top-50 in the world for the first time since the spring of 2017. On the season, he owns an additional top-10 (Safeway) along with a pair of top-25s – both on the Asian Swing (T13 CIMB and T23 CJ Cup).
World Rank: 42
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,788,641 (10th)
OWGR Points: 78.16


23. Adam Scott
Despite stumbling in the wind on Sunday at Riviera, the 38-year old Aussie posted his third top-10 of the new season.
World Rank: 30
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,352,834 (17th)
OWGR Points: 58.58


22. Patrick Reed
The reigning Masters champ has been fairly solid in the early going of the 2019 season, finishing in the top-25 in each of his five starts.
World Rank: 15
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 4
Money: $600,565 (53rd)
OWGR Points: 27.24


21. Charles Howell III
Howell posted his fourth top-10 of the 2019 season last week at Riviera. It’s the same amount he had all of last season. He won earlier this season at the RSM Classic.
World Rank: 49
Starts: 9 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 4 | Top-25: 2
Money: $2,107,349 (6th)
OWGR Points: 64.33


20. Hideki Matsuyama
The Japanese star seems to be busting out of his lengthy slump. Posted a T9 at Riviera, which follows a T15 (Phoenix) and T3 (Torrey Pines). He appears ready to make one of his runs.
World Rank: 26
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 3
Money: $915,755 (33rd)
OWGR Points: 41.58


19. Paul Casey
Finished T25 following a runner-up at Pebble Beach. In seven starts this season, Casey owns six top-25s. Very consistent.
World Rank: 19
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 5
Money: $1,354,473 (16th)
OWGR Points: 49.87


18. Patrick Cantlay
Cantlay bounced back with a T15 following a missed-cut at Torrey Pines. In six starts the former all-world amateur owns three top-10s, and two additional top-20s.
World Rank: 20
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,307,611 (20th)
OWGR Points: 46.90


17. Tony Finau
The Utah native has not been quite as hot as he was towards the end of the 2018 season, but a T15 at Riviera was his fourth top-20 of the early season.
World Rank: 12
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 3
Money: $1,466,632 (15th)
OWGR Points: 55.90


16. Gary Woodland
Woodland didn’t tee it up at Riviera, but already owns six top-10s in eight starts this season. He and Justin Thomas are the only players ranked in the top-14 on the money list without a victory.
World Rank: 23
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 6 | Top-25: 0
Money: $2,625,903 (3rd)
OWGR Points: 98.24


15. Webb Simpson
Simpson has only played four times this season, but all four have been top-20 finishes, including a pair of top-10s.
World Rank: 21
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 2
Money: $804,792 (42nd)
OWGR Points: 48.98


14. Tiger Woods
In just two starts this season, Tiger owns a T15 (Genesis Open) and T20 (Torrey Pines).
World Rank: 13
Starts: 2 | Cuts Made: 2
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 0 | Top-25: 2
Money: $180,592 (142nd)
OWGR Points: 8.41


13. Phil Mickelson
Coming off a Monday win at Pebble Beach, Phil looked a bit drained at a rainy Riviera, where he finished T37. The 48-year old legend will make his fourth-straight start without a break when he defends this week in Mexico.
World Rank: 18
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,999,980 (7th)
OWGR Points: 71.16


12. Matt Kuchar
Posted a T28 at the Genesis Open amidst the white-hot #cheapskategate controversy. Kuchar owns two wins on the season, along with additional top-20 (Kapalua), and top-5 (Phoenix).
World Rank: 22
Starts: 7 | Cuts: 7
Wins: 2 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 2
Money: $2,969,933 (2nd)
2019 Season OWGR Points: 113.16


11. Marc Leishman
Leishman posted a T4 at Riviera. It was his fifth top-5 finish in seven starts this season, one of which was a win at the CIMB Classic.
World Rank: 16
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,340,891 (4th)
OWGR Points: 98.80


10. Jason Day
Day has made five starts this season, and owns three top 5s, and two additional top-15s (T11 and T13). Feels like he’s ready for another trip to the winner’s circle.
World Rank: 11
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,253,883 (21st)
OWGR Points: 50.78


9. Rickie Fowler
Rickie will make his first start since winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open. In four PGA Tour starts this season the now 30-year old owns a 1st, 4th, 5th and 66th.
World Rank: 9
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,689,888 (12th)
OWGR Points: 69.07


8. Rory McIlroy
Following a T54 in China at his 2018-19 season debut, Rory has strung together three-straight top 5s, and is trending in the right direction as he seeks to close out the career grand slam at Augusta in six weeks.
World Rank: 8
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 0
Money: $940,396 (29th)
OWGR Points: 44.75


7. Xander Schauffele
In seven PGA Tour starts this season, Schauffele owns two victories, and four additional top-25s. Just a very solid young American player.
World Rank: 7
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 2 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 3
Money: $3,402,861 (1st)
OWGR Points: 140.46


6. Jon Rahm
Including the European Tour’s season finale in Dubai, and Tiger’s Hero World Challenge (which he won), the 24-year old Spaniard posted his seventh-straight top-10 finish with a T9 at Riviera.
World Rank: 6
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 5 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,089,950 (25th)
OWGR Points: 47.55


5. Bryson DeChambeau
In his seven most recent worldwide starts, Bryson owns two wins (one PGA Tour, one European Tour) and five additional top-15s. He’s really good now.
World Rank: 5
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,738,788 (11th)
OWGR Points: 61.28


4. Dustin Johnson
The Saudi hangover stuck around through Pebble Beach (T45) and into the first part of the Genesis (73), but a strong final push (66-69-69) secured a top-10 finish for DJ.
World Rank: 3
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 0
Money: $578,352 (55th)
OWGR Points: 28.91


3. Justin Thomas
Usually a runner-up finish is a good thing, but this one had to be a gut punch for the young Thomas. Still, he owns a three-pack of top-3 finishes in his four most recent starts, and four top-5s in six starts on the season. Despite not winning yet in 2019, no player has been awarded more world-ranking points (87.33) than Thomas this calendar year.
World Rank: 4
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 4 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,135,965 (5th)
OWGR Points: 98.26


2. Brooks Koepka
Since the Tour Championship ;ate last summer, the three-time major winner has made more starts on the European Tour (4) than PGA Tour (3), but one of those starts resulted in a win at the CJ Cup in Korea. Koepka will make just his fourth start of the 2019 PGA Tour season this week.
World Rank: 2
Starts: 3 | Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 0 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,904,000 (8th)
OWGR Points: 62.92


1. Justin Rose
Rose has made just three starts this season, but one of those was a victory at the Farmers Insurance Open, and the other was a top-3 (WGC-HSBC).
World Rank: 1
Starts: 3 | Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 0
Money: $1,894,795 (9th)
OWGR Points: 88.02

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