10. Dustin Johnson With two wins, five seconds, and a third place finish among 22 top ten finishes in the majors alone.

9. Rory McIlroy The four-time major champion doesn't need an apology, but it's clear why he didn't complete his career grand slam bid at the Masters a month ago.

8. Cameron Smith Carry over his championships from THE PLAYERS and The Open Championship from a year earlier. He's delivered on the potential he showed at Chambers Bay for a T4 in the 2015 U.S. Open.

7. Jason Day On Sunday in Texas, the Australian blanketed the bingo card with his return to the winner's circle. It shouldn't be difficult for him to flip the page and chase a second big title.

6. Patrick Cantlay This is his 22nd start in a major since returning to full-time play in 2017. He has three top ten and seven top fifteens, including one in each of the previous three years.

5. Tony Finau Since winning the Open last year, he's risen quickly among players without a major title. He has competed, though, with three top 15 finishes in each of the four.

4. Xander Schauffele It's a story that also applies to the majors. He has 13 top-15 finishes in the series and a skill set that rivals anyone in the field.

3. Brooks Koepka Of course, he has the shoulders for it, with two PGA Championship triumphs and five top-five finishes in this major.

2. Jon Rahm This should be entertaining. The Spaniard has put up video-game stats on his way to four titles in 2023, including the Masters a month ago.