2023 BMW Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Olympia Fields

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Rory McIlroy didn’t win last week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship, but he’s still in great position to win his fourth FedEx Cup title.

The Northern Irishman took T-3rd last week in Memphis, finishing just a shot out of a playoff. McIlroy was 16th or higher in every strokes gained category except for around-the-green.

He noted some sloppy mistakes cost him. However, he began the day five shots back and was able to work his way back into the mix.

His inability to close out major championships the past decade tends to overshadow how good he is on a week-to-week basis. It’ll fly under the radar that this was his eighth straight top-10 finish.

McIlroy hasn’t missed a cut since the Masters.

Now, he arrives to the BMW Championship where he’ll tee it up at Olympia Fields for the second time in his career. McIlroy took T-12th (70-69-73-71) here in 2020.

Not carding a score over 73 at a course playing U.S. Open levels of difficulty was noteworthy.

"“…this is proper golf,” McIlroy was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “This is you’ve really got to think about stuff, you’ve got to land it on your numbers, you’ve got to put it in play. Those sort of five-, six-footers for pars to sort of keep the momentum going is huge.”"

dark. Next. No cut events? C’mon.

The 34-year-old ranks first on the PGA Tour in driving distance (325.7), first in strokes gained per round off-the-tee (1.075), and is second in SG total (2.209).