2023 Waste Managment Phoenix Open model and fantasy golf rankings
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2023 Waste Managment Phoenix Open model and fantasy golf rankings

A picture of golfer Rory McIlroy DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 29: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 8th hole during the Third Round on Day Four of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 29, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Welcome to my weekly fantasy golf model for the 2023 Waste Management Phoenix Open!

Beginning in 2020, I developed a weekly rubric which offers a clear-cut ranking system based on data points weighted in a formula. So far, it's been a tremendous success. Here's a look at several PGA Tour winners since November 2021 and where they landed in the model:

  • 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Cameron Smith - No. 15
  • Sony Open in Hawaii: Hideki Matsuyama - No. 9
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Luke List - No. 37
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Tom Hoge - No. 42
  • Waste Management Phoenix Open: Scottie Scheffler - No. 11
  • The Genesis Invitational: Joaquin Niemann - No. 26
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational: Scottie Scheffler - No. 4
  • The Players Championship: Cameron Smith - No. 14
  • Valspar Championship: Sam Burns - No. 7
  • The Masters: Scottie Scheffler - No. 4
  • RBC Heritage: Jordan Spieth - No. 27
  • Mexico Open at Vidanta: Jon Rahm - No. 1
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa - No. 19
  • PGA Championship: Justin Thomas - No. 6
  • Charles Schwab Challenge: Sam Burns - No. 3
  • RBC Canadian Open: Rory McIlroy - No. 3
  • US Open: Matt Fitzpatrick - No. 13
  • Travelers Championship: Xander Schauffele - No. 1
  • Genesis Scottish Open: Xander Schauffele - No. 3
  • The Open: Cameron Smith - No. 16
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tony Finau - No. 6
  • FedEx St. Jude Championship: Will Zalatoris - No. 5
  • BMW Championship: Patrick Cantlay - No. 3
  • Fortinet Championship: Max Homa - No. 5
  • Shriners Children's Open: Tom Kim - No. 5
  • Zozo Championship: Keegan Bradley - No. 11
  • The CJ Cup in South Carolina: Rory McIlroy - No. 1
  • Butterfield Bermuda Championship: Seamus Power - No. 2
  • World Wide Technology Championship: Russell Henley - No. 6
  • Cadence Bank Houston Open: Tony Finau - No. 2
  • Sentry Tournament of Champions: Jon Rahm - No. 2
  • The American Express: Jon Rahm - No. 1
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Max Homa - No. 9
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Justin Rose - No. 18

Let me walk you through the rubric's tenets and show off this week's results.

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Ryan Ballengee

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