2023 Tour Championship: Top 10 power rankings at East Lake

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Jon Rahm is a two-time major champion and an 11-time PGA Tour champion. He’s halfway to the career Grand Slam and will be back on the European Ryder Cup team this fall.

At age 28, he’s already achieved what many pros hope for in a lifetime.

Completing the Grand Slam is highest on the priority list, but one thing he’d likely want to have on his resume before it’s all said and done is a FedEx Cup title.

He’s got some work to do starting four shots back of Scottie Scheffler at the Tour Championship, but that’s easily doable.

Rahm leads the PGA Tour in birdies per round (4.62). He’s got that killer mentality without the likely possibility of going for broke and shooting high numbers.

Rahmbo is remarkably consistent, ranking third in scoring average (68.68).

The Arizona State alum is also third in total strokes gained per round (2.063) and third in SG off-the-tee (1.612).

While Rahm has never won the FedEx Cup, he did tie for the low gross score one year at the Tour Championship. That was in 2021 when he posted 65-65-68-68 to finish one shot behind Cantlay on the official net leaderboard.

In six appearances at East Lake, Rahm has never finished worse than T-16th gross and 15th net.

"“With those Bermuda fairways, Bermuda grass, mainly the Bermuda rough, if you can keep it in the fairway you’ll be able to be a lot more aggressive to certain pins, and for the most part obviously have a lot more control,” Rahm was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2020 talking about East Lake."

Rahm is a four-time winner this season on the PGA Tour. The highlight was his Masters win. The Spaniard’s pace has cooled off a bit late in the season, but recency bias shouldn’t keep him from being in the Player of the Year conversation.

A FedEx Cup championship would likely cinch it up.