2024 US Open: Top 10 power rankings at Pinehurst

Forecasting the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
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2024USOpen/PowerRank/7. 7. OWGR: 10th. Best U.S. Open finish: T-47th (2022). Max Homa

Max Homa has established himself as a player who can get up for the majors after struggling early in his career.

The Californian went 16 starts from 2013 to 2023 without a top-10. Suddenly, he has two in his last three starts with four straight made cuts. Homa posted a career-best in a major by claiming T-3rd at this year’s Masters. That had to be a huge confidence boost.

A T-35th last month at the PGA Championship seems more like his basement as opposed to the nine missed cuts he had through 2023.

On the PGA Tour circuit, the former Cal Golden Bear is coming off T-22nd last week at the home of the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. It was a nice bounce-back performance at Muirfield Village after a missed cut two weeks prior at Colonial.

Homa was sixth in the field at the Memorial Tournament in Strokes Gained: Approach (4.363). That’s a good harbinger for this week attacking the inverted tea pot-shaped greens.

On the season through June 2, Homa is also 24th in SG: Around-the-Green (.325), which could help his cause during a week where everyone’s bound to miss some greens.

Homa is also 26th in scrambling (64.55%) and seventh in average proximity from the sand (7’4”).

He owns three top-10s in 2024, all coming at either a major or Signature Event. Homa has eight top-25s.

While Homa has been to the city of Pinehurst for Q School a decade ago, this is his first competition at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 course.