2022 Shriners Children’s Open: Top 10 power rankings at TPC Summerlin

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Leave it to Tommy Tables, as nicknamed by the Shotgun Start podcast, to have a good record in Las Vegas. It’s known he likes to do a little gambling at the casino when out on Tour, but perhaps a haven like Sin City is just old hat for Hoge.

Whatever formula he uses the week of the Shriners Children’s Open has been working pretty well. The journeyman’s logged five made cuts in six tries since debuting in 2014. Hoge owns three top-25s, including T-7th (68-73-67-69) in 2017.

Last year, the North Dakotan surged 10 spots up the leaderboard on Sunday to finish T-14th (66-70-67-66). Hoge didn’t have his best stuff on the week, but he grinded to finish T-4th in scrambling (83.33%) and 19th in total strokes gained putting (3.02).

The 33-year-old TCU grad is coming off a career season. Hoge picked up his first PGA Tour win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am two weeks after recording his previous best finish, a solo second at The American Express.

Hoge amassed six top-10s, including his best finish in a major, T-9th at the PGA Championship. Despite some mediocre results in the first two FedEx Cup Playoffs events, Hoge still made it to the Tour Championship. He cashed in on his first trip to East Lake, posting the fifth lowest gross score to finish 10th on the official net leaderboard. Hoge walked home with a cool $1 million dollars.

Will he be able to replicate his success? That remains to be seen. He has no major gripes for being left off the American Presidents Cup team, but he was one of the top names to not receive a captain’s pick.

It’s probably a longshot to expect him in Italy next fall for the Ryder Cup, but maybe he’s motivated to use his run of form to try to qualify.

Hoge got off to a nice start to the 2022-23 season with T-12th at the Fortinet Championship.

Hoge was one of the top iron players last season. He ranked 11th in SG approach per round (.664) and was 33rd in SG tee to green (.777).