Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

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MexicoOpen/PowerRank/6. 6. OWGR: 67th. FedEx Cup: 27th. Thomas Detry

Thomas Detry is making his debut at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. He comes in as one of the hottest players in the field, so a lack of course history may not be the end of the world.

The former Illinois Fighting Illini standout is hungry for his first PGA Tour victory. Detry has a runner-up finish in 2022 at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

In 2024, the Belgian bounced back from a missed cut at The American Express to take T-20th at the Farmers Insurance Open. Detry also played well at a Signature Event where he posted T-4th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

His improvement at Pebble showed how Detry is closing in on putting four good rounds together in the same week.

“I felt like last week [at Torrey Pines] I made a couple of mistakes down the stretch at the end of my third round and I really dragged it into my fourth round,” Detry was transcribed by Tee Scripts after Pebble. “I double bogeyed 18 at Torrey on my third round. That was really -- I felt like yeah, I was still playing my fourth round with that in my mind. We tried to work on staying in the present and be mentally stronger on all these little things which I feel like have paid off today. A couple mistakes out there, but I was really trying to stay resilient and play my game and that's it. If I play well tomorrow, I think it could be a fun day.”

He comes to Mexico off of a week of rest following T-28th at the WM Phoenix Open.

The 31-year-old’s stats from last season on the PGA Tour don’t pop off the page, but he was in the negative in only one Strokes Gained category, and that was negligible (-.056) in Around-the-Green.

In a small sample size this season, Detry is 19th in SG: Off-the-Tee (.596) and 13th in SG: Putting (.836).

He’s the highest ranked player in the FedEx Cup in this week’s field.