2024 Charles Schwab Challenge: Top 10 power rankings at Colonial

A look at the 10 golfers poised for success at the 2024 Charles Schwab Challenge, a PGA Tour event held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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2024Colonial/PowerRank/5. 5. OWGR: 30th. FedEx Cup: 42nd. Tony Finau

Tony Finau breaks the mold in that he’s a bomber who has a good track record at Colonial.

Until last year, he had made all seven cuts at the Charles Schwab Challenge with two top-fives and all results of T-34th or better.

“I've had some good rounds here,” Finau was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2017. “I consider myself a shot maker. I'm very feel when I play and I can shape it both ways. I think that's what you need on this golf course: you need to be able to shape the ball and really make up some shots when you miss the fairway.”

Even his MC was only by a shot after solid rounds of 72-70.

Finau’s closest call in Fort Worth came in 2019 when he fired 64-68-71-68 to finish solo second. He added T-4th (71-68-67-67) in 2022.

Recent form for the 34-year-old from Utah reveals three top-20s in his last five starts. Finau was T-2nd at the Texas Children’s Houston Open, made the cut at the Masters (T-55th), took T-12th at the RBC Heritage, and T-18th last week at the PGA Championship.

Big Tone ranks fourth on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Approach (.796). He’s ninth in SG: Tee-to-Green (1.172) and 28th in SG: Total (.753).

The former Golf Channel Big Break star is 20th in average approach proximity from 50-125 yards (16’9”) and 10th from 75-100 (13’3”).

After Finau won four times from summer 2022 to spring 2023, he’s hit another winless drought. I expect that to end soon, and Colonial would be a fitting place for him to get back in the winner’s circle.