2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta: Top 10 Power Rankings

Mexico Open at Vidanta, Vidanta Vallarta,(Photo by Fernando de Dios/Getty Images)
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It’s time to make something happen for Gary Woodland.

The 2019 U.S. Open champion hasn’t made a lot of noise since his maiden major championship victory a few years ago.

Injuries have played a part in that, but he just hasn’t had his best stuff, either.

He’s currently on the outside looking in if the FedEx Cup Playoffs ended today, but there’s a lot of time to make up points.

Woodland is trending upward as of late with four straight made cuts, including T-14th at the Masters.

The former Kansas Jayhawk also has T-9th finishes this season at the Cadence Bank Houston Open and Genesis Invitational.

Woodland is back at the Mexico Open at Vidanta after a T-24th last year. He fired 67-72-69-67, and it could’ve been a lot better.

Nothing was going down for Woodland at the Mexico Open last year; who ranked 67th in the field in strokes gained putting. He was ninth in SG off-the-tee, which is on brand for his game.

The 38-year-old ranks 13th on the PGA Tour in SG off-the-tee (.624) and ninth in driving distance (311.6).

He’s also second in proximity from 200-225 yards (32’7”), which is a common distance on par-3s and approaching par-5s.

Woodland switched to Cobra clubs for 2023. After a missed cut and T-62nd in his first two starts of the year, it appears like he’s getting comfortable.

The four-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t prevailed since his big day at Pebble Beach four years ago. I don’t quite see him picking up No. 5 this week, but I do see a top-five in Woodland’s future at the Mexico Open.