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/5. 5. OWGR: 17th. FedEx Cup: 41st. Tom Kim

Tom Kim has been a stalwart at The Renaissance Club the last two years.

He made a name for himself as a 20-year-old here in 2022 when he posted 68-71-69-67 for T-3rd to lock up special temporary status on the PGA Tour. Kim burst down the door from there, winning two of his now three tournament titles later that year.

Kim was in the mix again at the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open through three rounds, carding 68-65-67 to sit in second place heading into Sunday. A final-round 73 in blustery conditions made him settle for T-6th.

“I like this place,” Kim was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2023. “I obviously had good memories last year. After the season ended last year, I was really looking forward to coming back. This course signed of suits my eye.”

The South Korean ranks 25th on the PGA Tour through June 30 in total driving (103rd driving distance, 12th driving accuracy). Kim is gaining in every Strokes Gained category.

His lack of distance can harm him at a lot of Signature Events played on long layouts, but it’s not as big of a loss on the links land.

Kim has a good wedge game, ranking fifth in average approach proximity from 125-150 yards (20’8”).

He’s also not afraid of going low, ranking 19th in birdie average (4.14).

Kim is coming off a missed cut a couple weeks ago at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. I chalk that up to fatigue as that ninth straight week in a row competing.

I envision a week off going a long way to recharge his batteries in advance of the Scottish Open where he’s thrived.