LIV Golf Power Rankings: Jon Rahm Is a Good Bet for First LIV Title in Singapore

Rahm enters this week still winless since joining LIV Golf. Our model says that's about to change.
[US, Mexico & Canada customers only] March 8, 2024; Hong Kong; Jon Rahm during the first round
[US, Mexico & Canada customers only] March 8, 2024; Hong Kong; Jon Rahm during the first round / Tyrone Siu/Reuters via USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Power Rankings, a weekly feature on SI Golf from our partners at KeyCompete. This week LIV Golf shifts from Australia to Singapore for its second event in as many weeks. Here’s how our model sees this week’s event event shaping up:

LIV Golf Singapore Preview

The Sentosa Golf Club, nestled amidst the lush greenery of Sentosa Island, serves as the venue for the LIV Singapore 2024 tournament. Designed by Ron Fream, with subsequent enhancements by Andrew Johnston, the Serapong Course was built in 1974 and updated in recent years to get it tournament-ready. It boasts breathtaking views of the South China Sea plus undulating fairways, strategic bunkering and immaculate greens. It’s also previously hosted the Singapore Open. Here are the players our model likes this week:

 

 KeyCompete’s 2024 LIV Singapore Power Rankings

 

1.  Jon Rahm (+650) - The fiery Spaniard brings a potent combination of power and precision. He’s still winless on LIV for the season after finishing two shots back last week, and our top pick this week.

2.  Bryson DeChambeau (+1400) - Back in form and a force to be reckoned with on any course. Strength and strategy should be an edge here.

3.  Joaquin Niemann (+750) - The young Chilean sensation continues to rise and is another strong pick for Sentosa. T3 with Rahm in Australia.

4.  Louis Oosthuizen (+1400) - The South African veteran brings a wealth of experience and a silky-smooth swing to the table. Runner-up in Australia last week.

5.  Dean Burmester (+1800) - The South African's powerful game and aggressive style is fun to watch. T3 with Niemann and Rahm last week.

6.  Cameron Smith (+1200) -  Renowned for his creative shot-making and deft touch around the greens, the Australian is well-suited here. T14 last week.

7.  Tyrrell Hatton (+1400) - Fiery Englishman is a formidable competitor in any field. T14 last week.

8.  Abraham Ancer (+2200) - Solid all-around game makes him a contender to watch. T9 last week.

9.  Talor Gooch (+1400) - A force on LIV last year but not quite clicking so far in 2024. T26 last week.

10.  Brooks Koepka (+1400) - A proven winner on golf's biggest stages, he’s ramping up for his PGA Championship title defense. Looked lost at Augusta but a solid T9 last week.

About Last Week: LIV Golf Adelaide

 Brendan Steele emerged victorious in Australia, capturing his first title of the season while flashing exceptional iron play and clutch putting that helped him fend off Louis Oosthuizen.

KeyCompete moved to 73-52 on matchup bets for the season.


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