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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OWGR: 10th. FedEx Cup: 39th. Max Homa. 2024TexasOpen/PowerRank/6. 6

Max Homa is back at the Valero Texas Open for the first time in half a decade.

Overall, this is the Californian’s fourth time at TPC San Antonio. Homa’s made two of three cuts at the Oaks Course, including in his last start in 2019 where he took T-42nd (68-74-68-73).

He comes to Texas well-rested following a couple weeks off after T-64th at the Players Championship. Homa looked sharp before that at Signature Events, taking T-16th at the Genesis Invitational and T-8th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Four top-20s in seven starts in 2024 shows Homa isn’t too far off, but he’s likely lamenting that he’s yet to truly contend at an event this year late on a Sunday.

I see this as the week that changes. Homa is hungry to check off that first major championship victory and would like to drive down Magnolia Lane with momentum on his side.

The 33-year-old ranks 12th on the PGA Tour in average approach proximity from 175-200 yards (29’4”), which makes him a good fit for this week’s set of par-3s.

Homa is 14th in scrambling (67.32%) and 17th in sand saves (63.41%). There are 53 bunkers scattered around the Oaks Course.

He put in a lot of time with his coach, Mark Blackburn, in between the West Coast swing and Florida swing.

“So changed some stuff in my grip, got my left hand stronger,” Homa was transcribed at the Players Championship by ASAP Sports. “I worked a bit more on my downswing and my backswing and then did a bunch of just kind of discovery, self-discovery work mentally.”