2024 Valero Texas Open: Top 10 power rankings at TPC San Antonio

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers heading into the 2024 Valero Texas Open, a PGA Tour event at TPC San Antonio's Oaks Course in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jordan Spieth. 2024TexasOpen/PowerRank/7. 7. OWGR: 19th. FedEx Cup: 37th

Jordan Spieth is back at the Valero Texas Open after a one-year hiatus.

This is his eighth appearance at TPC San Antonio. He’s missed just one cut in his first seven visits and has a win in 2021 as part of three top-10s.

Spieth snapped a then-four-year win drought on the PGA Tour with his win a few years ago. He posted 67-70-67-66 to beat another horse for the course, Charley Hoffman, by two. Spieth was four clear of third place, six clear of fourth, and eight clear of fifth.

“Yeah, the golf course here is really challenging. It's very rare you get to play it without a 15-mile an hour wind…” Spieth was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2021. “It's just a really difficult driving golf course. You can't make many mistakes off the tee, you've got to be hitting fairways because it's not just like bunkers on one side. A lot of holes you have that rocks and that brush off both sides of the fairway.”

Spieth was in the top 10 in the field in 2021 in all strokes gained categories save for off the tee. He gained more than five strokes putting for the week, including 2.691 on Sunday to finish off the victory. His quote above states how important it is to drive the ball well. That’s true, unless you’ve got an elite recovery game like he does. Spieth won by multiple shots in spite of hitting just 29 of 56 fairways (51.79%) to rank T-78th.

In 2015, Spieth carded 71-69-71-70 for solo second place. He was four behind winner Jimmy Walker but three clear of third place.

Spieth is not higher on the power rankings this week due to a pair of missed cuts in his last two starts.

He’s hoping to recapture the form he had to start 2024 that included a pair of top-six finishes in his first three starts.

Spieth is not too far off, statistically. He’s 12th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Total (1.079), 19th in SG: Around-the-Green (.367) and sixth in SG: Putting (.757).