Power Rankings: Mexico Open Bicentenary

June 22, 2010
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

The Nationwide Tour moves south to Mexico this week and while many of the top players are taking the week off it's still an important week.

Two of the top players on tour, Jim Herman and Bobby Gates, made the cut last week at the U.S. Open but both will be off this week.

Power Rankings: Mexico Open Bicentenary
Rank Player   Comment
Ranked third on the money list, this tour rookie has won once already and has a tie for second place. Hes made the last three cuts with a tie for 30th on Sunday, and is capable of finishing in the top 5 just about every week he tees it up.
Another player who has won once this season, Gomez is sixth on the money list. He won the Louisiana Open in March and has six top 25 finishes this season. He's averaging a career-best 69.87 in scoring in his fourth season on tour.
He is most likely the best player on tour this season that hasn't nothced a victory. He's been consistent, making 11 of 12 cuts, and has 10 finishes in the top 25. The time is right for Ridings to get that first win of the season.
He's another good player who has yet to get a victory this season. He comes in ranked 10th on the money list and has a second place and two third place showings. He's definitely due to win, it's just a matter of which week.
Admittedly, he's a dark-horse pick, having made just one cut in five starts. But former Nationwide Tour caddie John Nagel says Demsey has played well in Mexico in the past. That's good enough for me. Maybe he can find his stride this week.

Here are the power rankings for the Mexico Open Bicentenary at El Bosque Golf Club.

John Dell has covered golf for the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina for the last 16 years. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the PGA TOUR.