2024 Texas Children's Houston Open: Top 10 power rankings at Memorial Park

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers heading into the Texas Children's Open

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OWGR: 4th. FedEx Cup: 2nd. Wyndham Clark. 2024HoustonOpen/PowerRank/2. 2

Wyndham Clark may still be rueing his missed opportunity at the Players Championship. He was the early frontrunner with dueling 65s to open the tournament.

Clark still played solid on the weekend with 70-69. In most years, that’d be enough to hoist the trophy. As we all know, Scottie Scheffler had other plans.

Clark overcame a costly bogey on No. 14 on Sunday, only to thrill the galleries with birdies on 16 and 17. A near miss on 18 kept the reigning U.S. Open Champion from forcing a playoff.

The former Oregon Duck ranked fourth in the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (6.116) and eighth in SG: Approach (6.155).

He’s already a winner in 2024 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. This was his second consecutive runner-up finish joining his close call at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

“I just played back-to-back weeks on two pretty challenging golf courses that I traditionally haven't done very well on, and just went second and second. I'll take those positives,” Clark was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “I played awesome in both weeks. I'll also take that I can play in the moment, in my moment against the best players in the world on the best golf courses. I almost birdied the last three at one of the most iconic golf courses.”

Clark has never missed the Texas Children’s Houston Open since its arrival at Memorial Park. He’s made two of three cuts with his one MC coming by a shot in 2020. Clark was playing the week after his best PGA Tour finish at the time, a solo second at the Bermuda Championship.

He looked a little frayed with an opening 75 in Houston before rallying for 69 in round two.

Clark has continued to improve by posting T-41st (66-69-72-75) in 2021 and T-16th (66-68-68-73) in 2022.

He ranks second on the PGA Tour in SG: Total (1.869), ninth in SG: Off-the-Tee (1.214),12th in SG: Approach (.615), and 14th in SG: Putting (.656).