2024 Genesis Scottish Open: Top 10 power rankings at The Renaissance Club

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.
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2024ScottishOpen/PowerRank/8. 8. OWGR: 12th. FedEx Cup: 21st. Brian Harman

Brian Harman has the game built for the links land.

Despite his upbringing in the southeastern U.S., Harman’s short game has allowed him to have some of his best success across the pond.

The biggest highlight, of course, is his 2023 Open Championship victory in which he cruised from start to finish en route to a six-shot win at Royal Liverpool.

A solid showing the week prior at the Genesis Scottish Open laid the foundation. Harman was in contention to win at The Renaissance Club through 54 holes thanks to scores of 67-65-67.

A 74 on Sunday dropped him to T-12th, but he clearly was able to get over that final-round performance amidst tough, windy conditions.

Harman’s maiden major championship triumph didn’t open the floodgates for more victories, but the 37-year-old continues to still chug along at a nice rate.

He took T-2nd at this year’s Players Championship. That was one of three top-10s and 10 top-30s in 2024. Harman is also an attractive option this week in that he’s not only rested coming off of two weeks off, but he played well in his last start.

Harman posted T-9th at the Travelers Championship, finishing ahead of a lot of names he’ll see again this week.

Through June 30, he is 18th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (.912). He’s gaining in every category, including putting where he’s 26th (.404).

He’s also 42nd in bounce back percentage (23.65) and 39th in bogey avoidance (14.29%). Links golf can create some tough breaks, but Harman is good at mitigating mistakes and not letting them fester.