Power Rankings: 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba


The PGA Tour concludes the first leg of the 2014-15 season with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, the seventh event of the new season. A full field will tee it up at El Camaleon in the final official event of the calendar year.

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Harris English won this event a year ago by four shots over Brian Stuard. Here are 10 players to watch in Mexico:

1. Robert Streb: Streb has shown no sign of slowing down after his maiden win at McGladrey, and now he tops the FedEx Cup standings after three straight top-10 finishes. He is making his first appearance in Mexico, but Streb is an early leader in the all-around ranking and sits ninth in scoring average.

2. Chris Stroud: With three straight top-five finishes south of the border, Stroud boasts the best course history of anyone in this week's field. Stroud has played in this event every year since its inception in 2007, and six of his last seven rounds at El Camaleon have been 68 or better. Stroud is making just his third start of the new season, following a T-39 finish in Malaysia, but he is 39 under at this event since 2011.

3. Ben Martin: Like Streb, Martin has had no letdown since his breakthrough victory with top-30 finishes in each of his last two starts. At No. 58 in the OWGR, Martin is ranked only behind Angel Cabrera (No. 54) among players in this week's field and a strong finish in Mexico could push him into the top 50 in the world for the first time in his career.

4. Harris English: Despite running cold in recent months, the defending champ remains a player to watch. English cruised to a four-shot win last year that propelled him to a successful season, but he has only one top-10 finish since March. Friendly confines could help English turn things around, and he did flash some form last month with a T-16 finish in Las Vegas.

5. Daniel Summerhays: Summerhays has some unfinished business at El Camaleon, having forfeited a 54-hole lead two years ago when he tied for fifth. Summerhays has gotten off to a solid start this season, with four made cuts capped by a T-29 result last week in Mississippi, and he has missed only one cut since early April.

6. Jason Bohn: Bohn was a runner-up to Nick Taylor last week in Mississippi, and now he returns to a course where he tied for third last year. Bohn was also T-19 at this event in 2011, and six of his eight competitive rounds on El Camaleon have gone for 68 or better on a par-71 layout. Bohn got off to a fast start in the fall of 2013 and appears eager to repeat the trend this time around.

7. Brian Stuard: Stuard was a runner-up here in 2010, then didn't return to Mexico until last year - when he again finished second. His stroke average in this event is now a stout 67.25 and after opening the season with three missed cuts, he found his groove with a T-13 finish in Malaysia. Stuard is coming off a career season, one that included four top-10 finishes and more than $1.8 million in earnings.

8. Rory Sabbatini: The veteran hasn't won in more than three years, but that could change this week on a course where he finished T-3 in 2013 and T-5 in 2011. Sabbatini notched a top-25 finish at the McGladrey Classic, then improved on that with a T-8 finish at the CIMB Classic in his most recent start.

9. Charles Howell III: Howell has slipped outside the top 100 in the OWGR, but he clearly feels comfortable in Mexico with four straight top-20 finishes in this event. Howell tied for sixth here last year, carding all four rounds in the 60s, and his T-14 finish last week in Mississippi was his best result since May.

10. Russell Knox: Knox has come close to a breakout victory, with a playoff loss at the Honda Classic in March and more recently a third-place showing in Las Vegas. The Scot finished last season inside the top 25 on Tour in both GIR percentage and driving accuracy, so he should create plenty of birdie opportunities this week on a course where the winning score could exceed 20 under.