2024 RBC Heritage: Top 10 power rankings at Harbour Town

A look at the top 10 golfers heading into the 2024 RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event April 18-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Matt Fitzpatrick - RBC Heritage
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OWGR: 9th. FedEx Cup: 14th. Max Homa. 2024Heritage/PowerRank/6. 6

Falling short of a win at the Masters is going to sting for a little while for Max Homa.

He was plenty worthy of earning the green jacket if the tournament was played in an alternate universe where Scottie Scheffler wasn’t playing out of this planet.

Homa kept a good perspective in his post-round press conference and in a heartfelt social media post. He acknowledged that he’s getting better and that continual work ethic and desire to improve will buoy him whether or not he wins a major championship.

The 33-year-old PGA Tour veteran continues to check boxes off the list of criteria that define a superstar like he’s becoming.

Homa owns six PGA Tour victories and has become a consistent top-end player over the past half-decade. The knock has always been that he can’t get it done at the majors.

Homa is no stranger to the big stage. He was one of the world’s top amateurs and won an individual NCAA Championship at Cal.

Homa had yet to record a top-10 at a major until the 2023 Open Championship where he took T-10th. It was a nice finish and his sixth made cut at a major in his last eight tries, but he was nowhere close to threatening runaway champ Brian Harman.

You can now make it two top-10s in a row after Homa’s T-3rd finish last week at Augusta National. It was far from a backdoor top-three as Homa was near the top of the page throughout the tournament and was in the penultimate Sunday pairing.

Homa shared the lead throughout much of the first nine and was within striking distance of
Scheffler into the second nine until the world No. 1 pulled away over the final few holes.

The question this week for Masters participants, particularly those who went through the cauldron of contention, is what they have in the tank for this week?

It helps that the event is at a course that’s been on the PGA Tour schedule for decades. Even for those who didn’t play it much before the Heritage became a Signature Event, there’s plenty of data and scouting out there to get up to speed quickly.

I like Homa to choose to get some good rest and come out sharp this week. The dog in him, as he likes to put it, will want to rebound and play well against all the big names here this week.

Homa is making his third appearance on property. He took T-41st in 2020 and missed the cut last year.

He ranks fourth on the PGA Tour in average approach proximity from 50-125 yards (15’4”) and fifth from 100-125 yards (15’11”).