2024 Travelers Championship: Top 10 power rankings at TPC River Highlands

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Travelers Championship, a PGA Tour event at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
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OWGR: 3rd. FedEx Cup: 2nd. Xander Schauffele. 2024Travelers/PowerRank/1. 1

Xander Schauffele is a past champion at the Travelers Championship.

He won here in 2022 with rounds of 63-63-67-68 (-19). It was the lowest 72-hole score at this event between 2012 and 2022. Keegan Bradley got to 23-under last year.

Schauffele defended his title well to take T-19th (68-64-67-67). He also was T-14th (66-70-70-67) in his debut in 2017 and T-20th (63-68-70-67) in 2020.

“Around this property you have to be in the fairway,” Schauffele was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2023. “...or the most part, if you want to be successful around the course and give yourself lot of good looks you have to be shooting from the fairway a majority of the time.”

Schauffele never contended for the title at last week’s U.S. Open, but in his usual fashion, even his quieter weeks are still earning him a big payday. He posted four respectable scores of 70-69-72-68 at Pinehurst No. 2 to earn T-7th.

That gives him all top-eight finishes in this year’s majors highlighted by his win at the PGA Championship.

The X Man has four straight top-10s overall, including T-8th the week before the U.S. Open at the Memorial Tournament.

He’s finished in the top 10 in seven of his last eight events with the outlier being a T-18th

The 30-year-old is a machine.

Schauffele is second on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (2.295) and is slowly gaining ground on Scottie Scheffler, who appeared to be untouchable in this stat a month ago.

The former San Diego State Aztec is also second in SG: Tee-to-Green (1.669). He’s 35th or higher in all SG categories. Schauffele leads in scrambling (71.37%) and is second in par-4 scoring (3.92).

I see him churning along and ousting Scheffler, who might be a little more haggard at the moment, in a playoff.