2023 WM Phoenix Open: Top 10 Power Rankings at TPC Scottsdale

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Max Homa is sure to be a popular guy this week. He’s already a fan favorite due to his friendly demeanor and man-of-the-people style engagement on social media and in interviews. His game is doing plenty of talking on its own, too. He’s up to six career PGA Tour wins, all since 2019, after winning a couple weeks ago at the Farmers Insurance Open.

That was the Californian’s fourth win in his home state. He beat out 54-hole leader Sam Ryder as well as chasers like Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, and Tony Finau, just to name a few.

Homa is plenty comfortable in the state to the east. He’s a Scottsdale, Arizona, resident and certainly played his share of desert golf as a collegian playing in the Pac-12 at Cal-Berkeley.

This is the 32-year-old’s fifth trip to the WM Phoenix Open. He’s made all four cuts with no worse than T-42nd in 2021 and a personal best T-6th in 2020.

Last year, Homa took T-14th (69-65-68-71) and finished just five shots out of a playoff on a crowded leaderboard. He wasn’t out of it going into the back nine on Sunday, but coming home in 38 dashed any hope.

He ranked fifth in the field in strokes gained off the tee (5.047) and 16th in SG putting (3.627).

Homa is up to a career-best 13th in the Official World Golf Ranking and is up to No. 7 in Data Golf’s world rankings, which employs more of a strokes gained element to calculate.

Last season, he ranked 57th or better in every SG category and was 13th in total SG per round (1.343). He was also seventh in par-5 scoring (4.5).