Seamus Power went from having a poor record at the RSM Classic to nearly winning it. The Irishman’s resume at Sea Island beginning in 2016 read T74-MC-MC-MC until he righted the ship in 2021.
Power posted 63 on the Plantation course on Thursday and finished up in 69-67-68 at Seaside to post T-4th. He was seven shots off the pace of Talor Gooch, who will not be here to defend his title due to Gooch’s defection to the LIV Tour. Power was only four shots back of second place and three back of third.
Power led the field in strokes gained around the green (3.349), and that’s without Shotlink data to capture his 63 at Plantation. He was fourth in scrambling (85.71%), a stat that was kept for all four rounds.
The 35-year-old journeyman is playing the best golf of his career. He can build on his lead in the FedEx Cup standings after already claiming a win at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
That was his second career victory with the first coming last year at the Barbasol Championship.
Power followed his Bermuda win with T-3rd in his last start a couple weeks ago at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Russell Henley ran away with it at Mayakoba, but Power was just a shot off second place.
He’s 3-for-4 making cuts in 2022-23.
Last season, Power’s stats weren’t eye-popping but were solid overall. He gained strokes in every category and was also 38th in birdie average (3.95).
He still can show a little bit more at the big events, but Power is looking more and more like a viable option for the European Ryder Cup team next fall in Rome.