2022 Tour Championship: Top 10 power rankings at East Lake

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Cameron Young is in the best position among the Tour Championship debutants.

Despite no wins, the likely PGA Tour Rookie of the Year is still in position to win the FedEx Cup.

He’s famously racked up five runner-up finishes this season to soar from No. 167 in the Official World Golf Ranking after he completed his Korn Ferry Tour season to his apex at No. 17 now.

One of his second-place results came at The Open Championship and one of two third-place finishes came at the PGA Championship.

The Wake Forest alum has cooled off a bit in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but he hasn’t been duffing it around, either.

Young earned T-31st at the FedEx St. Jude Championship and T-23rd at the BMW Championship.

He was in contention heading into the weekend at Wilmington Country Club with 67-68 before dropping back. Young showed good signs with his short game, which isn’t necessarily a strength. The 25-year-old is 59th this season in strokes gained around the green per round (.157) but was fifth in the field last week (.673).

Young might already be the best driver in the world.

He’s second in SG off the tee (.942) and generates a ton of club head speed for his stature.

The driver can get you in trouble if it’s not on point at East Lake, but it can be a big weapon if wielded properly.

I think Young’s too far back to catch Scheffler and co. That said, I think he’ll rack up birdies and help his cause at earning a Presidents Cup captain’s pick.