BMW PGA Championship power rankings

Chris Wood. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Wood. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Justin Rose. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /

With his runner-up finish at The Masters Justin Rose showed the golf world the standout game he carries in his bag. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist may have cooled off a bit since his Augusta National appearance – he missed the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic cut and finished well down the board at THE PLAYERS Championship, but this week is a homecoming of sorts. Rosie last contended at the 2015 PGA Championship and his T7 finish is a good indicator of his ability to manage Wentworth’s West Course.

While Rose has the kind of game that doesn’t seem to have any great strengths in terms of his playing stats (for European Tour events he ranks 52nd in driving distance, 19th in accuracy off the tee, 26th in GIR, and 174th in putting average), he also doesn’t carry any glaring weaknesses in his bag.  His PGA TOUR SG: overall is 1.358.

Rose will not deliver a flashy game and he won’t get sacked with any big mistakes. He’ll be steady and consistent from his first tee shot to his final putt and that’s the kind of game he needs to take home the trophy at Wentworth.