Power 25: Ranking the PGA Tour (Following WGC-Mexico)

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 25, 2019, following the WGC-Mexico Championship:


25. Si Woo Kim (Last Week: 25)
The two-time PGA Tour winner has posted two-straight top-5s (T3 Genesis, T4 Pebble Beach) to go along three additional top-25s. Did not play in Mexico.

World Rank: 52
Starts: 10 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,314,417 (19th)


24. Cameron Smith (N/R)
The 25-year old Aussie posted a T6 in Mexico – his sixth top-25 finish in eight 2018-19 PGA Tour starts. He also won his second-straight Australian PGA Championship in early December.

World Rank: 24
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 6
Money: $1,054,018 (29th)


23. Adam Scott (23)
Despite stumbling in the wind on Sunday at Riviera, the 38-year old Aussie posted his third top-10 of the new season. Did not play in Mexico.

World Rank: 31
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,352,834 (20th)


22. Hideki Matsuyama (20)
The Japanese star seems to be busting out of his lengthy slump. Posted a T19 in Mexico, which follows a T9 (Genesis), T15 (Phoenix) and T3 (Torrey Pines). He appears ready to make one of his runs.

World Rank: 28
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 4
Money: $1,017,911 (31st)


21. Tony Finau (17)
The Utah native has not been quite as hot as he was towards the end of the 2018 season, but a T25 in Mexico followed a T15 at Riviera.

World Rank: 12
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 4
Money: $1,559,882 (17th)


20. Patrick Reed (22)
The reigning Masters champ stumbled home on Sunday with a 73 but still finished in the top 15 (T14). Reed has been fairly solid in the early going of the 2019 season, finishing in the top-25 in each of his six starts.

World Rank: 15
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 5
Money: $728,563 (51st)


19. Charles Howell III (21)
Howell posted a T14 in Mexico last week. It was his seventh top-20 finish of the new season in just 10 starts. He won earlier this season at the RSM Classic.

World Rank: 47
Starts: 10 | Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 4 | Top-25: 3
Money: $2,235,349 (7th)


18. Gary Woodland (16)
Woodland missed another top-10 finish by two strokes in Mexico. Still a T17 adds to his impressive season. He’s No. 3 on the money list without a victory.

World Rank: 23
Starts: 9 | Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 6 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,741,403 (3rd)


17. Webb Simpson (15)
Simpson struggled in Mexico, posting a T39. Prior to that he’d posted four top-20 finishes, including a pair of top-10s, in his only starts of 2018-19.

World Rank: 21
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 2
Money: $875,292 (40th)


16. Phil Mickelson (13)
Coming off a Monday win at Pebble Beach, Phil looked a bit drained at a rainy Riviera two weeks ago, where he finished T37. The 48-year old legend continued to look tired in Mexico, at least on day one where he shot a 79. But he bounced back with rounds of 65-72-68 to finish with a respectable even-par and T37.

World Rank: 20
Starts: 6 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,070,480 (8th)


15. Matt Kuchar (12)
Kuchar was near the top of the leaderboard in Mexico after two rounds of 66 and 67 (T3), but then blew up over the weekend (79-74) to finish solo 50th. The disappointing finish follows a T28 at the Genesis Open. Kuchar owns two wins on the season, along with additional top-20 (Kapalua), and top-5 (Phoenix).

World Rank: 22
Starts: 8 | Cuts: 8
Wins: 2 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 2
Money: $3,031,933 (2nd)


14. Paul Casey (19)
Posted his second top-3 finish in his last three starts (T3, T25, 2nd). In eight (8) starts this season, Casey owns seven (7) top-25s. Very, very consistent.

World Rank: 16
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 5
Money: $1,826,473 (12th)


13. Patrick Cantlay (18)
Cantlay finished T6 in Mexico. In seven starts the former all-world amateur owns four top-10s, and two additional top-20s.

World Rank: 18
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 4 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,569,277 (16th)


12. Marc Leishman (11)
Leishman posted a T4 at Riviera but followed it up with a T62 in Mexico. Still, the Aussie owns five top-5 finishes in eight starts this season, one of which was a win at the CIMB Classic.

World Rank: 17
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 3 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,391,391 (4th)


11. Tiger Woods (14)
Tiger finished T10 in Mexico – his first top-10 of the season. In just three starts this season, Tiger owns a T10, T15 (Genesis Open) and T20 (Torrey Pines).

World Rank: 12
Starts: 3 | Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 2
Money: $342,092 (99th)


10. Jason Day (10)
Day did not make the trip to Mexico. On the season, Day has made five starts, 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 (23rd)


9. Rickie Fowler (9)
Rickie’s first start since winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open was not great. He finished T36 in his fifth PGA Tour start of the season. The now 30-year old owns a 1st, 4th, 5th 36th, and 66th.

World Rank: 9
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,764,888 (15th)


8. Xander Schauffele (7)
In eight PGA Tour starts this season, Schauffele owns two victories, and five additional top-25s, including a T14 last week in Mexico. Just a very solid young American player.

World Rank: 7
Starts: 8 | Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 2 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 4
Money: $3,530,861 (1st)


7. Jon Rahm (6)
Rahm finished 1-over par and T45 in Mexico – his first bad week in quite a while. For the season, the 24-year old Spaniard owns five top-10s in just seven starts.

World Rank: 8
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 5 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,154,950 (26th)


6. Bryson DeChambeau (5)
Like Rahm, the American DeChambeau had his first bad finish (T56 in Mexico) in a long time. Prior to that, he’d made seven worldwide starts, and owned two wins (one PGA Tour, one European Tour) and five additional top-15s.

World Rank: 5
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 1
Money: $1,794,288 (13th)


5. Brooks Koepka (2)
Koepka made just his fourth start of the 2019 PGA Tour season last week in Mexico where he finished T27. He does have a win at the CJ Cup, but his other three starts have been mediocre, (T27-24-16), especially relative to expectations.

World Rank: 4
Starts: 4 | Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 0 | Top-25: 2
Money: $1,989,000 (10th)


4. Rory McIlroy (8)
Following a T54 in China at his 2018-19 season debut, Rory has strung together four-straight top 5s, including a runner-up last week in Mexico. He’s certainly trending in the right direction as he seeks to close out the career grand slam at Augusta in five weeks.

World Rank: 6
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 4 | Top-25: 0
Money: $2,035,396 (9th)


3. Justin Thomas (3)
Coming off a runner-up at Riviera, Justin Thomas was a popular pick in Mexico, where he’d finished with two top-5s in two starts. Two mid rounds of 73 and 74, though, dropped JT out of contention, but a final-round 62 (tying his own course record) sent him rocketing up the leaderboard, from T37 to solo 9th place. It was his fifth top-10 finish in seven starts on the season.

World Rank: 3
Starts: 7 | Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 0 | Top-10: 5 | Top-25: 1
Money: $2,323,352 (5th)


2. Justin Rose (1)
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). He did not make the trip to Mexico, and will not play this week at the Honda.

World Rank: 1
Starts: 3 | Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 1 | Top-25: 0
Money: $1,894,795 (11th)


1. Dustin Johnson (4)
After opening with a 73 two weeks ago at Riviera, DJ carded rounds of 66-69-69 to claim a T10 at the Genesis Open. He then added four rounds of 64-67-66-66 to secure his maiden PGA Tour win of 2019, and 20th of his career. In his last four worldwide starts, DJ’s results are: 1st-10th-45th-1st.

World Rank: 2
Starts: 5 | Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 1 | Top-10: 2 | Top-25: 0
Money: $2,323,352 (6th)

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