2023 Masters Tournament: Top 10 Power Rankings at Augusta National

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Jon Rahm has strung together a lot of nice results at Augusta National, but a player of his caliber would expect to start to truly get in the mix here on a Sunday.

The Spaniard’s made all six cuts at the Masters with four top-10s all coming in a row from 2018-21. The highlight was solo fourth (75-68-65-69) in 2018.

Rahm took T-27th (74-72-77-69) last year.

"“Even Tiger, when he shot 18‑under in 1997, he made mistakes. You know, he missed greens,” Rahm was transcribed by ASAP Sports prior to the 2019 Masters. “He missed putts. He missed fairways like everybody else. So just knowing that everybody is going to make mistakes and almost everybody is going to three‑putt and everybody is going to miss a green and have a tough up‑and‑down. It’s just going to happen to all of us. You just need to minimize those mistakes and be smart and think your way through Augusta.”"

His last tune-up start at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play aside, Rahm has been in some of the best form of his life leading in.

In 2023, the former Arizona State Sun Devil has peeled off wins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, and Genesis Invitational.

He was also in contention at the Farmers Insurance Open (T-7th) and WM Phoenix Open (3rd). Rahm was on pace to make the cut, if not contend, at the Players Championship before having to withdraw after a 1-under-par 71 on Thursday with a stomach illness.

In 24 career major starts, he’s made 20 cuts and 13 in a row. The highlight, of course, was his 2021 U.S. Open victory.

A player of his ilk no doubt feels like he’s worthy of being a multi-major champ.

Rahm leads the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (2.498), in scoring average (68.903), and birdies per round (5.21). If he’s got a weakness (hint, he doesn’t), it can be off the tee. That’s tolerable at a place like Augusta National.

More importantly, he’s fourth in SG approach (1.002) and is top-20 in both SG putting and around-the-green.