2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Top 10 power rankings

A look at who's poised for success at one of golf's most storied venues.
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Xander Schauffele. Golf Power Rank/Pebble/8. 8. OWGR: 5th. FedEx Cup: 7th

This is Xander Schauffele’s first trip back to Pebble Beach since he finished T-3rd at the 2019 U.S. Open.

You would think a native Californian would make it back a time or two in the interim, but it’s hard for pros from the Golden State to be able to play every event in California.

As a La Jolla native, the So Cal events surely take greater priority.

The Pebble Beach Pro-Am has also been a common event for big names to skip in recent years. Schauffele’s only appearance came in his rookie year when he took T-66th.

Schauffele’s high finish at the U.S. Open featured a hot opening round of 6-under 66 to join a five-way tie for the lead. A second-round 73 wasn’t a death sentence, but it dropped him out of the top 10 and made for an uphill battle he couldn’t climb.

Schauffele finished with 71-67 on the weekend to wind up six back of champion Gary Woodland and three back of runner-up Brooks Koepka.

Schauffele has been his usual top-10 machine self in the early goings of 2024. The San Diego State alum debuted with T-10th at The Sentry, contended at The American Express (T-3rd), and was T-9th at his hometown Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Schauffele showed good ball striking and course management to be in the mix, but wasn’t opportunistic enough to truly contend. He led the field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (3.698) but was 73rd in SG: Putting (-2.963) in three rounds at Torrey Pines South.

“I hit it really nice,” Schauffele was transcribed by Tee Scripts. "I think I definitely hit it well enough to win the tournament, I just couldn't -- I consider myself a good putter, but boy, was it rough this week for me. Maybe good mental prep for next week, with. It being wet up at Pebble I imagine the greens will be bad, just mushy and poa annua-y so get in the right mind-frame for next week putting.”