Through Insperity Invitational 
May 5, 2021  

2021 Rankings

PGA Tour Champions Players

As the season progresses, tournaments from 2020 and holdover results from 2019, which were not played in 2020, are being dropped which will start to change the Power Performance Rankings more dramatically. However, based on his great play, Steve Stricker still remains in the top spot in the Rankings.

Questions have been asked about Phil Mickelson and why he is not in the rankings. The answer is that each player has to have a certain number of points to be included. Even with two victories, he’s not there yet.  Should he play in the Senior PGA and do well, he will likely enter the Power Performance Rankings in a very high position, particularly since the Senior PGA earns 1½ times regular points because it is a senior major.  If he chooses to skip the Senior PGA but plays in an upcoming PGA Tour Champions event, it is likely that he will enter. 

The top five changed.  After Stricker comes Kevin Sutherland, followed by Ernie Els, David Frost and Mike Weir.   Frost retains his high position based on older finishes. If he does not continue to play and play well, his position in the Rankings will fall.

Biggest Moves Up: Tim Petrovic, from 19th to 15th; Tom Byrum, from 32nd to 25th.

Biggest Moves Down: Scott Parel, from 14th to 19th; Ken Tanigawa, from  18th to 22nd; Tom Lehman, from 24th to 35th; Duffy Waldorf, from 27th to 32nd; Robert Karlsson, from 31st to 36th; Kirk Triplett, from 34th to 38th.

Debuting:  Shane Bertsch, Rod Pampling.

Returning: Bob Estes.

Dropped for Insufficient Points: Chris DiMarco.

In the chart:  Blue bold italic  indicates change from last week. Shaded with yellow  indicates largest changes. Orange isfor dropped players and Green is for returning or entering players. Red  is for winners.   $$ column of numbers reflects position on Champions Tour money list.    For more information on the Power Performance Rankings, contact Kathy Bissell.  Email golfshow4653@gmail.com.  This system is not compiled by the PGA Tour.

Rankings are based on 12-month performances of Champions Tour players. When a tournament is played, the previous year's results are dropped. Losing a high finish, dropping a low finish, adding a new high finish or a new low finish affects standings.  Players must have a minimum number of points to be included in the rankings, but all players are tracked.