2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba: Top 10 Power Rankings

Viktor Hovland, World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba,(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Viktor Hovland, World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba,(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Mayakoba, World Wide Technology Championship, El Camaleon, PGA Tour, Viktor Hovland, Mexico
Scottie Scheffler, 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow, Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

Scottie Scheffler has fared well for himself in two appearances at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. In 2019, he posted 66-69-70-68 to finish under par in all four rounds en route to T-18th.

The former Texas Longhorn improved to solo fourth in 2021. Scheffler didn’t contend for the title, but after rounds of 67-64-70, a closing 66 jumped him three spots on the leaderboard. A double bogey on the par-4 16th was the difference between a tie for second.

He ranked first in the field in greens in regulation (81.94%). Scheffler also led that stat last season on the PGA Tour (72.29%). He got up and down from the only bunker he found all week on Sunday. Interestingly enough, Scheffler was the only player to not make a bogey. He did, however, make two doubles on the week. Scheffler finished six shots behind tournament record-breaker, Viktor Hovland.

His game is more suited to wider and longer courses. A homemade swing can produce some interesting misses sometimes. However, Scheffler’s capable of showing good course management and plotting his way around all types of layouts.

Plus, he seems to be a proponent of paspalum grass in play at El Camaleon.

"“…to me it reminds me a lot of Bermuda,’ Scheffler was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2021 “The greens hold up really well as the days go on, they don’t get crazy bumpy like you would get from a soft bent or a poa annua, so I think they’re a pretty good surface to be putting on.”"

The 26-year-old last teed it up two weeks ago at the CJ Cup, where he placed T-45th. Scheffler’s been quiet after the FedEx Cup Playoffs as his only other competitive rounds came at the Presidents Cup.

It was a surprisingly tough performance from the Schef, who produced an 0-3-1 record for the American side that did not end up needing his contributions to win.

It’s been a whirlwind year for a player who was used to the spotlight after a prodigious amateur career, but not to be world No. 1.

Winning four events in short succession expended a lot of energy. He wouldn’t trade any of it, but one would think he’s ready for some R and R at this point in the year.

Getting to kick it in Playa del Carmen and return to a course that treated him well in the past should be just what the doctor ordered. He recently lost his status as world No. 1 to Rory McIlroy, so there’s motivation to get back on top.

Scheffler ranked fifth last season on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.677). He was 58th or better in every SG category, including fourth in SG approach (.819).

Everyone’s going to have to play from the rough at some point this week. It could be wet, gnarly stuff. Scheffler’s got the youthful strength to overcome it and thrive. He ranked 13th in proximity from the rough (42’2”) last season.