2023 Genesis Scottish Open: Top 10 Power Rankings

Russell Knox, Genesis Scottish Open,(Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)
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Patrick Cantlay, 2023 Travelers Championship, Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Cantlay showed well in his first trip around The Renaissance Club in 2022.

The American carded 70-70-69-67 to take T-4th at the Genesis Scottish Open. He was in the top half of all strokes gained categories, including ninth in putting where he gained 1.12 strokes for the week.

Recent form also shows a T-4th finish in his last start a few weeks ago at the Travelers Championship where he posted a 61 on Saturday. That was Cantlay’s 11th straight top-30 finish, nine of which were top-20s. He’s done everything this season on the PGA Tour but win.

The 31-year-old can also lean on good recent play on the links land with a T-8th last year at The Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Cantlay ranks first on the PGA Tour in a slew of categories: birdie average (4.69), total driving (39), successfully going for the green under regulation (75.98%), scrambling from the fringe (100%), lowest round (60), putting from three feet and in (100%), par 5 birdie or better percentage (58.99%) and par-5 scoring (4.41).

The former UCLA Bruin also ranks fifth in total strokes gained per round (2.061). He’s also fourth in SG off-the-tee (.88) and is top 70 in every category.

More high-ranking stats include ninth in greens in regulation (69.65%) and second in birdie or better conversion (37.48%).

A hole in the resume for Cantlay is picking up a win outside of his home country. I could see that getting patched up this week across the pond.