2023 AT&T Byron Nelson: Top 10 Power Rankings in Texas

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With two top-20s in both trips to TPC Craig Ranch, expect Seamus Power to be a trendy DFS pick this week.

The 36-year-old Irishman and former journeyman is becoming a mainstay on the PGA Tour.

The next step in his career is to contend at majors, but he can worry about that next week.

For now, he’s gunning for his third victory in the big leagues. The first came at the 2021 Barbasol Championship and second at the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

Power played well in his last start, taking T-18th at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship. That was his third top-20 in a designated event.

The East Tennessee State alum has made the cut in 10 of his last 12 stroke play events worldwide dating back to October. That span includes his Bermuda win, which began a streak of three straight top-fives.

Power posted 65-68-67-70 for T-9th at the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson. The next year, 66-67-69-68 netted him T-17th. That’s a combined 36-under in eight rounds.

"“I like it. It’s easier off the tee I guess a little bit longer, but my irons, as I said my irons have been good, so I feel like get after a lot of pins that some other guys can’t, and then my wedges and putting have been good the last two weeks,” Power said of TPC Craig Ranch in a 2021 ASAP Sports transcription. “All in all, feel like any time I tee it up here I’m going to have a pretty good chance.”"

Power ranks 26th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained per round putting (.472). He’s also 47th in SG around-the-green (.216).

Ironically with the name Power, he’s only 100th in driving distance (298.7). That’s one hold-up for me putting Power higher in the power rankings. Especially if forecasted rain softens the course up and makes it even more of a bomber’s paradise.

On the bright side, Irishmen grow up learning how to play in the rain. Hopefully playing primarily in the U.S. in recent years hasn’t softened him up.