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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FedEx Cup: 4th. Collin Morikawa. 2024ScottishOpen/PowerRank/7. 7. OWGR: 6th

Collin Morikawa is back to playing the type of golf that helped him win two majors in his first two years as a pro.

While he has yet to win in 2024, Morikawa has been a walking ATM. He comes to the Genesis Scottish Open riding a streak of eight straight top-16 finishes. Morikawa took solo second at the Memorial Tournament where he beat everyone other than Scottie Scheffler. That in and of itself should feel like a win.

Morikawa also has two top-fives and a T-14th at the majors this year. That’s a good sign as he goes for his second Claret Jug next week.

He comes to The Renaissance Club well-rested after taking T-13th a few weeks back at the Travelers Championship.

The former Cal Golden Bear can use that time to make sure the third time’s the charm in Scotland. A reason why he isn’t a smidge higher in the power rankings is his lackluster results at this event.

Morikawa took T-71st (70-67-71-73) in his debut in 2021 and missed the cut (71-74) in 2022. He skipped last year’s event.

A good iron player like him should thrive. His luck is destined to trend upward this week.

“I love being creative. I love kind of coming out here and it kind of fits my game,” Morikawa was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2021. “How do I figure out how do I hit my iron shots, play certain pins, play aggressive to certain hole locations out here.”

Through June 30, the 27-year-old out of Cal-Berkeley ranks fifth on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (1.304). He’s top-50 in every SG category, including 10th in Tee-to-Green (1.224), 11th Around-the-Green (.39), and 13th Off-the-Tee (.536).

Morikawa is deadly straight off the tee, which will be key this week and next to avoid pot bunkers and unpredictable lies off the fairway. He’s first in driving accuracy (78.27%).