Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

Tony Finau - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta
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3. OWGR: 126th. FedEx Cup: 89th. Brandon Wu. MexicoOpen/PowerRank/3

No one’s played better at Vidanta Vallarta than Brandon Wu unless their name is Tony Finau or Jon Rahm.

He was outdueled only by these two men the last two years at the Mexico Open. Wu took T-2nd (69-70-66-63) and finished one shot back in 2022. He took solo third (66-64-67-68) and ended five shots adrift last year.

As we all know, there’s no Jon Rahm to worry about this week. This could be Wu’s time to break through and win his first PGA Tour event.

“I really enjoy the course,” Wu was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2023, “there's plenty of birdies out there,”

In 2023, the former Stanford Cardinal led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (8.427) for the week. He was also fifth in SG: Around-the-Green (4.013) and SG: Off-the-Tee (3.89).

This is one of those horses for courses picks where you hold your nose and try not to be overly concerned about recent form. Wu is without a top-10 in his last 15 starts dating back to last summer.

He does have a T-18th at the Sony Open in Hawaii and a T-47th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to hang his hat on so far in 2024. 

The 27-year-old Californian is striking the ball well this season. He’s 26th in driving accuracy (65.08%) and is 25th in SG: Approach (.568).

That level of approach play is what Wu needs to finally get the job done at Vidanta Vallarta.