2024 Memorial Tournament: Top 10 power rankings at Muirfield Village

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
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2024Memorial/PowerRank/2. 2. OWGR: 2nd. FedEx Cup: 2nd. Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele is making his first appearance since claiming his first major championship victory.

He put on a show at the PGA Championship, posting 21-under at Valhalla to win by one over second place, by three over third, and by six over fourth.

Schauffele was in control from day one, carding 62 to set the early pace.

It was a redemptive tale for Schauffele, who owned numerous top-10s in majors before finally getting it done at age 30.

It was also redemptive in that he overcame the heartbreak of the previous week in which he surrendered what seemed like a destined victory to Rory McIlroy and settled for second place.

Schauffele has been in excellent form all year having done everything but win prior to Valhalla. The former San Diego State Aztec has finished outside the top-25 just once in 12 starts. Nine of those were top-10s.

The X Man now arrives to Muirfield Village for the eighth time. He’s strung together some nice results with this year being the chance to finally vault into contention.

After missing the cut at the 2018 Memorial Tournament, Schauffele has finished T-24th or better in his last six starts, including the 2020 Workday Charity Open.

Last year’s result at the Memorial was T-24th in which he battled back from an opening 77 to close in 66-72-74.

Schauffele is second on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (2.265) and has been closing the gap on Scottie Scheffler (2.842). He’s also second in SG: Tee-to-Green (1.867), fourth in SG: Approach (.794), and sixth in SG: Off-the-Tee (.796).

To be fair to Scheffler, his Masters win did not count toward PGA Tour statistics due to a lack of ShotLink, but it’s still impressive Schauffele is even in the same conversation.