2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship: Top 10 power rankings at TPC Southwind

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A strong showing in the FedEx Cup Playoffs could propel Wyndham Clark to PGA Tour Player of the Year honors.

That would have been a wild thing to propose as recently as this spring, but life comes at you fast when you win a major. Clark’s wonderful showing at the U.S. Open isn’t doing all the heavy lifting in his POY candidacy.

Clark also won a designated event, the Wells Fargo Championship. It was one of the more dominating performances of the year as Clark finished four shots clear of second place and seven clear of third.

The former Oklahoma State Cowboy and Oregon Duck is up to six top-10s in the 2022-23 season and currently owns a streak of five-straight made-cuts. All five were in the top 35.

Clark comes into the playoffs well-rested after two weeks off since The Open Championship. Clark earned T-33rd for his second made cut in three major starts in 2023. He’s now assured to play all four annually through 2028.

This will be the 29-year-old’s second FedEx St. Jude Championship appearance. He debuted last year at T-28th (67-67-67-72). Clark was in contention through 54 holes on a bunched leaderboard.

He finished fourth in the field in strokes gained per round putting (1.32).

Clark is 14th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.382) and is 44th or better in every SG category.

Avoiding trouble is key at TPC Southwind. He’s 14th in bogey avoidance (13.58%) and is also good at bouncing back when he does slip up, sitting seventh in bounce back percentage (26.83%).