Power Rankings: Invesco QQQ Championship
October 28, 2019
By Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM
- October 28, 2019
- Scott Parel is is the defending champion this week at the Invesco QQQ Championship. (Ben Jared/Getty Images)
Vartan Kupelian is a PGATOUR.COM contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 10 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup and past performances.
Scott Parel continued his banner campaign on PGA TOUR Champions last year when he won the Invesco QQQ Championship, the second leg of the Schwab Cup Playoffs, at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. It was his second victory in two months. He won the Boeing Classic in August.
Parel won with a final round 4-under 68. Parel’s 11-under 205 was a shot better than Paul Goydos.
Parel hit the key shots at the right time, making birdie on both par 5s on the back.
"Sometimes I have to pinch myself," he said. “I'm just so blessed to be able to do this at this point in my life and to be successful at it. I've worked hard, but a lot of guys work hard and they don't get this. So for whatever reason, it's doing right at the right time, it's working out."
"I was comfortable knowing that I could win. I've done it before. You can't win if your short game isn't working, so my short game has definitely improved. When you're putting well, it doesn't put as much pressure on your chipping, on your bunker game."
Kenny Perry shot 67 to tie for third with David McKenzie (70) and Stephen Ames (71) at 8 under.
Power Rankings for this week’s PGA TOUR Champions playoff event at Sherwood Country Club:
POWER RANKINGS: INVESCO QQQ CHAMPIONSHIP