2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta: Top 10 Power Rankings

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Wyndham Clark was in contention for his first PGA Tour victory last week. He and Beau Hossler teamed up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and finished in solo third place at 27-under.

They were the 54-hole leaders but could only muster a 1-under 71 in alternate shot on Sunday when everyone around them was dipping into the 60s.

Nonetheless, it was still a continuation of solid recent form for Clark. The former Oregon Duck is on a streak of 12 straight made cuts after last week.

He’s up to four top-10s, including T-10th at a designated event, the WM Phoenix Open. He also has a solo fifth at the Valspar Championship, and a solo sixth at the Corales Puntacana Championship.

The 29-year-old Coloradan ranks 28th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (.948). Clark is gaining strokes in every category, including tee-to-green where he’s 27th (.63).

Length is an important attribute at Vidanta Vallarta. Clark ranks 11th in driving distance (311). He’s also sixth in club head speed (123.42).

Clark took T-67th at the 2022 Mexico Open at Vidanta with rounds of 68-72-72-72. His game is in much better shape than this time last year, so I like Clark to jump into contention this time around.

He’s never won as a pro, but as an amateur won the Colorado State Championship twice and the Pac-12 Championship once.

While Clark has never won as a pro, he’s consistently kept his PGA Tour card. That’s all but locked up for next season, but a few more high finishes can ensure he’s in the field for all the designated events.