Here are the exclusive Golfweek European Tour power rankings for the week of Feb. 11-17, 2019:
10. Paul Casey
Had a golden chance to win his third PGA Tour title at AT&T but ran into a buzz saw names Phil Mickelson in the final round.
9. Shane Lowry
Leads Euro Tour in putts per green in regulation with 1.588 average, which explains his Abu Dhabi win and why he’s European No. 1.
8. Tommy Fleetwood
Tees it up this week in the Genesis Open after a week at home working with swing coach Alan Thompson. Will be looking to better his T-37 finish last year.
7. Matt Wallace
Seems to have gained length in the offseason: Averaging 312.25 yards per drive in early 2019 events compared to 305.72 last year and 294.54 in 2017.
6. Sergio Garcia
Returns to action in Genesis after DQ from Saudi International for damaging greens. Expect him to pay Riviera’s greens much more respect.
5. Ian Poulter
Good start to 2019: sixth, third and sixth in Euro Tour’s Desert Swing. He’s up to World No. 35 after starting season 39th.
4. Rory McIlroy
Finished T-20 in last year’s Genesis Open and will expect to improve on that after consecutive top-5s in last two PGA Tour starts.
3. Francesco Molinari
Had planned to start his season at Genesis Open but not in the field because of the flu. Will next play WGC-Mexico Championship later in February.
2. Jon Rahm
Ranked second in top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour with four in his first five starts. A win should be just around the corner.
1. Justin Rose
The Englishman has seven top-3 finishes in his last 14 starts, including two wins. No wonder he’s World No. 1. Gwk