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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2024HoustonOpen/PowerRank/1. 1. OWGR: 1st. FedEx Cup: 1st. Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler hopes to keep the good times rolling in his home state.

The Dallas native has found success in one of Texas’ other big locales. In three visits to Memorial Park, Scheffler finished T-32nd (67-75-72-65) in 2020, T-2nd (72-69-69-69) in 2021, and T-9th (70-66-71-67) in 2022.

“I think I always prefer the harder courses because I feel like I can take it deep on them still and get myself back in the tournament, which I did this week,” Scheffler was transcribed in 2021 by Tee Scripts. “This golf course is pretty challenging, but it's not a golf course where if you're playing great golf, you can't take advantage of it.”

Scheffler is on a heater in 2024. After racking up a slew of high finishes without winning to start the year, he finally broke through a couple weeks ago at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The putter that was literally the one bad club in his bag finally got going.

It stayed a net positive in his last start a couple weeks ago at the Players Championship. That, coupled with his usual elite ball striking, allowed him to come back from five shots down entering Sunday.

Scheffler became the only player in tournament history to win in back-to-back years. An 8-under 64 in the final round did the trick.

The 27-year-old led the field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (6.429), was sixth in SG: Around-the-Green (3.099), and seventh in SG: Approach (6.352).

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On the season, there’s a laundry list of stats he’s first in: SG: Total (2.821), SG: Off-the-Tee (.966), SG: Approach (1.268), greens in regulation (77.78%), scoring average (67.41), par breakers (31.48%), bounce back percentage (50%) and bogey avoidance (7,61%).

That’s not even all of them, but you get the jist. He’s a damn good player.