2023 RBC Canadian Open: Top 10 Power Rankings at Oakdale

RBC Canadian Open, PGA Tour,Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Cameron Young, 2023 PGA Championship, Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Cameron Young is looking to get his mojo back. Around this time last year, he was racking up top-five finishes both at the majors and beyond.

Young rolled his way to PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors despite a lack of a win. He’s still looking for that first trophy.

The Wake Forest alum may be hitting a bit of a sophomore slump. He’s shown positive signs with a solo second on the Asian Tour and at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in 2023.

Young didn’t contend at Augusta National, but he earned his way back for 2024 with a T-7th.

Unfortunately for him, he missed his last two cuts entering his RBC Canadian Open debut.

A missed cut last weekend is perhaps excusable since he’s one of more than a dozen players who put new irons into play after Titleist just launched its new T-Series. Young swapped out his 4 and 5 irons.

The 26-year-old New Yorker is third on the PGA Tour this season in birdie average (4.59). After a grind-fest at last week’s Memorial Tournament, I’d expect more red figures this week.

Young is also 16th in strokes gained off-the-tee (.577) and 30th in SG approach-the-green (.499). Approach shots from around 150 yards expect to be common this week.

He’s fourth in proximity from 125-150 yards (19’9”) and from 150-175 (24’1”).

The putter is what’s keeping him from higher heights.

Against a middling field this week in Canada, just a top-25 week with the flat stick could be enough to get it done.