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: 55th. FedEx Cup: 14th. Tom Hoge. 2024HoustonOpen/PowerRank/9. 9

Tom Hoge is quietly having a solid Q1 in 2024.

He performed well on the West Coast swing with T-17th at The American Express, T-6th at the Farmers Insurance Open, T-17th at the WM Phoenix Open, and solo eighth at the Genesis Invitational.

The former TCU Horned Frog carried over his play to Florida, where he took T-28th at The Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches and T-12th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Hoge found himself in the top 10 through two days in his last start at the Players Championship before settling for T-54th.

“It's been pretty solid,” Hoge was transcribed by ASAP Sports at the Players, where he was asked to characterize his season so far. “Feel like I've been hitting it really well. The putter has cooperated at times, but just getting all the phases of the game to match up in one week is hopefully a little bit closer to being in contention.”

Hoge is making his third appearance at Memorial Park. He bounced back from a missed cut at the Texas Children’s Houston Open in 2020 to claim T-46th (68-70-72-73) in 2021.

The North Dakotan ranks 29th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (.819). Only Scottie Scheffler ranks higher in Strokes Gained: Approach, and it’s by fractions. World No. 1 Scheffler is gaining 1.268 strokes per round and Hoge 1.234. No one else on the PGA Tour is at 1.

Hoge also leads the PGA Tour in birdies (168).