2024 PGA Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Valhalla

A look at the top 10 golfers heading into the 2024 PGA Championship contested at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
2024 PGA Championship - Valhalla
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2024PGA/PowerRank/8. 8. OWGR: 9th. Best PGA finish: T-13th (2022). Max Homa

Max Homa is starting to get this whole major championship thing figured out.

In his first 16 starts, Homa had nine missed cuts and had just one finish better than T-40th. All of a sudden, he’s got two top-10s in a row.

The first came last year when he took T-10th at the Open Championship. He didn’t exactly have a shot at taking home the Claret Jug, but it was a step in the right direction.

Homa kept the momentum rolling at the Masters by not only recording another high finish but also by being in the cauldron of contention. The 33-year-old had a chance on Sunday and posted T-3rd.

“It's bittersweet, I guess, because I feel accomplished but I feel like it doesn't really mean anything in the grand scheme of things. But I just feel like I learned. I feel like I took a big leap,” Homa was transcribed by ASAP Sports after the Masters. “The rhetoric on me, and this is from myself, as well, is I have not performed in these things, and I performed for all four days. I didn't throw a 65 in there and sneak my way in. I had to sleep on this every single day, this feeling and kind of this monkey on my back.”

Homa can couple his newfound confidence at golf’s big four events with the solid results he’s posted on the PGA Tour in 2024. 

The Cal-Berkeley alum owns three top-10s and six finishes of 16th or better in 11 starts. Homa is coming off a T-8th finish last week at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, a big major championship-caliber track.

He was fifth in the field in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green (3.604) and 16th in SG: Approach (2.317). Homa has enough length to hold up this week if the course is playing long and soft. He’s 67th on the PGA Tour in driving distance (300.6 yards) but dialed it up to rank 12th last week (317.3).