Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

Tony Finau - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta
Tony Finau - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta / Hector Vivas/GettyImages
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OWGR: 24th. FedEx Cup: 38th. Tony Finau. MexicoOpen/PowerRank/1. 1

Most big-name players eschew the Mexico Open. Tony Finau relishes it. He’s taken advantage of weak fields by claiming T-2nd at Vidanta Vallarta in 2022 and winning in 2023.

His co-runner-up finish a couple of years ago featured rounds of 71-68-66-63 where his weekend charge left him just one shot behind Jon Rahm.

Finau took it eight shots lower the following year to beat Rahm in second by three and by five over third place. Scores of 65-64-65-66 gave Finau his second win of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season.

A usually unreliable putter had a nice week on the greens ranking eighth in Strokes Gained: Putting (4.865). He was top-12 in all SG categories for a nice, well-rounded week. Finau led the field in birdies (27) while also leading in fewest bogies (3).

The big Finau family will keep coming back for a while.

“Yeah, we love this place. After coming here last year, we knew it was a place that our family really enjoyed and it was a golf course that I really liked,” Finau was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2023. “My scores on the weekend especially last year kind of showed that, so I was looking forward to coming back here and getting some more of that good mojo.”

I’m not sure if Finau completely had his mojo going on the West Coast swing, but the Utah native did have a couple nice results. The big hitter posted T-6th at the Farmers Insurance Open and T-19th last week at the Genesis Invitational.

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He’s fifth on the PGA Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee (1.545) and seventh in SG: Approach (.915). The putting has been lagging behind, but he’s proven to roll it well on Vidanta Vallarta’s paspalum greens.