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/6. 6. OWGR: 21st. FedEx Cup: 18th. Jason Day

Jason Day hasn’t done anything too spectacular in 2024, but he’s quietly picked up three top-10s and will be a dark horse pick for the Masters.

A win this week at the Texas Children’s Houston Open could elevate him to be one of the full-blown favorites at Augusta National.

Day has found success at Memorial Park to indicate a successful week could be in store. The Aussie has made the cut in all three appearances with finishes of T-7th (67-68-67-71) in 2020 and T-16th (69-69-69-68) in 2022.

This is a course where players can get frustrated in a hurry if their approach play is not on point and/or they don’t have the short game to traverse these tricky green complexes.

“This is very difficult around the greens with that bermuda grass, and the runoffs, they're very, very inconsistent in regards to bouncing up the slopes,” Day was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2020. “So if you can leave yourself in some decent locations around the greens, you can have a good opportunity at getting up and down pretty easy or you can leave yourself pretty frustrated at the end of the day.”

Day could benefit this week from playing a relatively weak field. He’s risen to the occasion in this year’s Signature Events, though, with T-10th at The Sentry, T-6th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and ninth at the Genesis Invitational.

Day ranks 28th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (.83). He’s seventh in SG: Around-the-Green (.557) and 46th in SG: Putting (.282).