2023 Open Championship: Top 10 Power Rankings at Hoylake

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Tyrrell Hatton continues to find his name near the top of the leaderboard.

It looked for a while on Sunday at the Genesis Scottish Open that he was going to make a run for the title. Especially with 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy making bogeys on the front nine.

However, McIlroy surged and Hatton ran out of gas, resigning the Englishman to T-6th (69-62-71-69).

Hatton hit the ball nicely all week, ranking seventh in the field in strokes gained tee-to-green (6.957). He finished on or near the top half in every SG category.

Hatton got up and down from the sand in his only time in a bunker all week. If he can pull that off again at Hoylake, I really like his chances.

Hatton missed the cut in 2014 at Royal Liverpool, but he at least has the benefit of having competitive reps at this venue.

He missed his first four cuts at The Open Championship before finding his way in 2016 with a T-5th finish at Royal Troon. That began a stretch of four made cuts out of the next six, which also includes T-6th in 2019 at Royal Portrush.

Hatton just missed out on adding more yellow to his Wikipedia page by taking T-11th last year at St. Andrews.

It’s hard to believe the 31-year-old hasn’t won an event in 2023. Hatton owns eight worldwide top-10s, including solo second at the Players Championship as one of four top-fives.

He ranks third on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (2.091). That type of consistency has helped him to an active streak of nine straight made cuts.

Hatton also sits fifth in SG putting (.73) and is Top-20 in every SG category except for around-the-green, where he’s still a tenth of a shot per round better than the field (69th).

Hatton is no stranger to the cold, windy, and rainy conditions on deck this week in his homeland. As long as an off-line shot or bad break don’t flip his wig, Hatton has the game to contend once again on the links land.