A high past finish at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and a couple high finishes in his last two starts create the formula to give Taylor Pendrith a nod in this week’s power rankings.
We’ll start with his work at Port Royal. The Canadian finished T-5th in his lone appearance in 2021. The highlight was firing a course-record 10-under 61 in round two. This was all without playing any practice rounds during the week.
Pendrith kept it rolling with a 65 the next day to grab a three-shot lead heading to Sunday. The tough conditions got the best of him in the final round as a 76 dropped him a few pegs down the leaderboard.
The former Kent State Golden Flash still seeks his first PGA Tour career win. He’s still had a fairly successful career, which includes a Presidents Cup appearance for the International team in 2022.
Of late, Pendrith owns a T-3rd finish at the Shriners Children’s Open. He took a couple weeks off but was able to pick up right where he left off with T-15th last week at the World Wide Technology Championship.
When asked about his upcoming schedule at the Shriners, Pendrith said in an ASAP Sports transcription “I really like the Bermuda golf course,” so I expect the good vibes from the fall to continue.
The 32-year-old won’t be able to flex his best skill, driving distance, as much this week on a shorter venue at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. He can at least dial back off the tee to find more fairways, from which he’s solid statistically.
Pendrith was 46th in average approach proximity from the fairway (31’4”) in 2023. He was sixth in proximity from 175-200 yards (30’9”).