2023 Genesis Scottish Open: Top 10 Power Rankings

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Viktor Hovland already owns six worldwide wins in four countries in his pro career by age 25.

The Norwegian has won in his home continent at the 2021 BMW International Open in Germany and can add a fifth country to his resume by prevailing this week at the Genesis Scottish Open.

His chances are reasonably high given his recent performances. The highlight came when Hovland picked up the most high-profile win of his career at the Memorial Tournament.

The win was part of a streak of five straight top-30s, which also includes T-2nd at the PGA Championship.

Hovland is at The Renaissance Club for the second time. He posted 74-73 last year to miss the cut at the Genesis Scottish Open. It clearly didn’t affect him much, as he made the final pairing on Sunday the next week at the Open Championship where he finished T-4th. That result at St. Andrews could be a good harbinger that he’s capable of playing well on the links land here this week.

The former Oklahoma State Cowboy ranks 13th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.448). He’s sixth in SG off-the-tee (.736), 10th in SG tee-to-green (1.326), and 19th in SG approach-the-green (.567).

Short game and putting still have work to do, but he doesn’t seem quite so skittish on and around the greens as he did before. Ranking 27th in scrambling (63.39%) reflects that.

Hovland is also ninth in scoring average (69.482) and ninth in par breakers (24.35%).

Lastly, he’s sixth in par-4 scoring average (3.96) and 12th in par-3 scoring average (3.00).