Week 24 Power Rankings: AT&T Championship

October 20, 2009
Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM Contributor

Editor's note: Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top five players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.


This week's the AT&T Championship is the final full-field event on the 2009 Champions Tour schedule with only the season-finale Charles Schwab Cup Championship remaining.

Five players are still alive in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, which is led by Loren Roberts, as the field arrives at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.

Power Rankings: AT&T Championship
Rank Player   Comment
He has 2,458 points and a 165-point lead over Fred Funk. He took over the points lead at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, but Roberts' run of seven consecutive top-10s ended last week with a T29.
He held the Charles Schwab Cup Points lead for six weeks between the U.S. Senior Open and the SAS Championship. He is second in driving accuracy, third in scoring average and fourth on the money list and has been second behind Roberts after the last two events.
The point leader through the first 15 events, Langer relinquished the lead to Funk at the U.S. Senior Open. Langer, with 2,056 points, now sits in third place, ahead of Jay Haas (1,731) and John Cook (1,073).
Back-to-back victories at the Greater Hickory Classic and the Constellation Energy Senior Players, the final Champions Tour major, followed by a T3 at the Administaff mean he's in peak form on the eve of the final two events.
A final-round 68 launched him to a two-shot victory over Bob Tway at the Administaff Small Business Classic. Cook hit 80 percent of the fairways at The Woodlands, tied for third in greens in regulation at 75 percent and was sixth in putts per green.

In the final two events, 1,135 points are still available to the winners, and the Power Rankings reflect the final contenders.