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: 19th. FedEx Cup: 15th. Tony Finau. 2024Travelers/PowerRank/10. 10

One of the winners at last week’s U.S. Open, besides the actual tournament winner, was Tony Finau.

Often maligned for not contending at majors, he was in the mix through the first three rounds. It looked like Finau was going to fade into the background on Sunday, only to finish in a fury and post a 4-under clubhouse lead that looked like it could maybe have a chance.

Finau had top-fives in every major heading in, but several were of the backdoor variety. They also all were from 2020 or earlier.

This T-3rd finish was a nice reminder of how uber-talented he is, especially as a ball striker.

“I knew the game was trending coming into this week,” Finau was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “I gave myself a chance to win a major championship. I can only take positives from this. It's the best performance I've had all year, no question. Luckily for me, we still have one more major to go this year. I'm going to take a lot of positives and confidence moving forward.”

Finau carded three rounds in the 60s at Pinehurst No. 2, something that only the gentleman to place above him could claim.

Neither of those gentlemen could claim to have better approach play than Finau. He was tops in the field in Strokes Gained: Approach (1.89). He was also 11th in SG: Short Game (1.05) and 39th in SG: Putting (.43), which isn’t too bad for his standards.

This performance was not only a big confidence boost heading to next month’s Open Championship, but for the rest of the PGA Tour season.

Finau got off to a relatively slow start to 2024 with just one top-10 in his first eight starts.

A T-2nd at the Texas Children’s Houston Open began the road back to the level of play we’re used to out of the six-time career winner. Finau picked up T-12th at a Signature Event, the RBC Heritage, and has been inside the top 20 his last four times out.

Finau continued to play well against tough fields with T-8th at another Signature Event, the Memorial Tournament, prior to the U.S. Open.

On the season, the 34-year-old is 11th in SG: Total (1.121). That’s aided by ranks of third in SG: Approach (.875) and fifth in SG: Tee-to-Green (1.379).

Finau will be making his ninth Travelers Championship appearance. He has three top-25s, including T-13th (68-68-65-69) in 2022.

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