2022 Fortinet Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Silverado

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The defending tournament champion is the pick to win it again this week. After debuting at Silverado in 2019 with a T-62nd, Homa fired 67-72-65-65 to win by one in 2021 over another Californian, Maverick McNealy.

The Californian was second in the field for the week in strokes gained tee to green (10.54) and top-15 in all SG stats. Homa didn’t make a double bogey or worse all week and was second in putts per green in regulation (1.577).

Homa is coming off the best season of his career in 2021-22.

He followed up his Fortinet Championship win with a win the next spring at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 31-year-old made the cut in three of four majors, posted five top-10s, finished fifth in the FedEx Cup, and missed just one cut at a standard PGA Tour event.

The former Cal Golden Bear ranked 13th in total SG per round (1.343). He’s been a solid ball striker for a while, but now his short game and putting are trending upward. Homa climbed 100 spots in SG around the green to 54th, jumping from -.124 to .165. In SG putting, he moved from 118th (-.043) to 27th (.369).

Homa is also 10th in proximity from 75-100 yards (14’5”).

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With no top-10 ranked players in the world in the field for the Fortinet Championship and three of the other four top-five finishers from last year’s event gone to LIV, there’s no reason why Homa can’t pick up another win in his home state.