Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

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MexicoOpen/PowerRank/4. 4. OWGR: 34th. FedEx Cup: 29th. Nicolai Hojgaard

Nicolai Hojgaard is already a proven winner on the DP World Tour. Getting it done on the PGA Tour is the next step.

Given the weak field assembled this week, this is a golden opportunity for the Dane. 

He’s got a pair of runner-up finishes to his name on the PGA Tour at the 2023 Corales Puntacana Championship and last month at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Getting into the throes of contention at Torrey Pines was a big learning experience.

“I definitely take the first couple of days playing some solid golf,” Hojgaard was transcribed by Tee Scripts after the Farmers. “Then the last two days, a bit scrappy. I had to dig deep, I had to grind. It's part of it. Obviously love the grind when you're out there and you can feel the nerves and you miss a couple things and you try to work on stuff.”

Hojgaard’s playing some great golf with a win at the DP World Tour Championship to close 2023 and a top-10 and top-25 in 2024 against solid fields in Dubai featuring Rory McIlroy, et. al.

We last saw him tee it up last week at the Genesis Invitational where he took T-39th.

This is the 22-year-old’s second appearance at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. Hojgaard carded 67-71-70-68 to finish at 8-under and T-33rd here last year.

He ranked 15th in the field for the week at Vidanta Vallarta in Strokes Gained: Approach (4.358).

Last season on the DP World Tour, Hojgaard ranked second in stroke average (69.44). He was fifth in driving distance at 316.93 yards. He was sixth in putts per greens in regulation (1.73) and 17th in GIR (70.86%).

Hojgaard is starting to see some courses for the second time, like this week. That will help him immensely as the youngster continues to cut his teeth in North America.