Brandon Wu played one of the best tournaments of his young career at the 2022 Mexico Open at Vidanta.
Rounds of 69-70-66-63 netted him T-2nd and just one shot behind champion Jon Rahm. The Sunday 63 tied Tony Finau for low round of the day/tournament.
Wu wasn’t particularly sharp around the greens on the week, but he was top-10 in every other strokes gained category.
The 26-year-old Californian continues to knock on the door of his first PGA Tour victory. He finished T-2nd again this year at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Wu added T-14th at the Honda Classic and T-19th at the Players Championship. If the FedEx Cup Playoffs began today, he’d be in. That’s impressive, considering only the top 70 make it into the first event starting this year.
Wu and Joseph Bramlett finished T-26th last week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Wu ranks ninth on the PGA Tour in total birdies (235). The former Stanford Cardinal is a solid driver, sitting 62nd in strokes gained per round off-the-tee (.154).
He has a good amateur pedigree. At Stanford, he was part of the 2019 NCAA championship team. Wu represented the U.S. at the 2019 Walker Cup and 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup.
He was also a stroke-play medalist at the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
Wu’s acclimation to the pro game hasn’t been quite as prosperous, but he’s showing positive signs.
I see this week at the Mexico Open helping him climb further up the FedEx Cup points list and getting him quality reps to win someday soon.