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Power Rankings: WGC-Cadillac Championship

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This week the PGA Tour heads farther south down the Florida Turnpike to Miami for the season's second WGC event. Doral plays host to an elite field for the WGC-Cadillac Championship, with most of the top 50 players in the world looking to hone their skills with The Masters just over a month away.

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Justin Rose returns to defend the title he won last year by a shot over Bubba Watson. Here are 10 players to watch this week as the game's best try to tame the Blue Monster:

1. Matt Kuchar: Doesn't get any better if trying to combine current form and past history. Kuchar is coming off his Match Play win two weeks ago, and has recorded top-eight finishes each of the last three years at Doral, including a tie for third in 2010.

2. Justin Rose: Rounding into form just in time to defend his Doral title, having notched a T-4 finish at Honda last week in his first stroke-play event of the year in the States. Rose also nearly won in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, finishing T-2 in January behind Jamie Donaldson.

3. Keegan Bradley: Quietly finished in a tie for fourth at PGA National, his third straight top-25 finish in a stroke-play event this year. Bradley has carded 71 or better in 11 of his last 12 stroke-play rounds, and finished T-4 here a year ago.

4. Charl Schwartzel: Bounced back from an early exit at Dove Mountain to finish T-9 at Honda, his second top-10 in as many stroke-play starts. The South African was a runner-up here in 2010 and tied for fourth last year, having broken par in 11 of his last 12 competitive rounds at Doral.

5. Bubba Watson: Last year, Watson used a runner-up finish at Doral to help propel him to a win at Augusta a month later. The southpaw was especially able to capitalize on the par-4s at Doral, playing them in 9 under for the week - three shots better than the next-best player in the field.

6. Robert Garrigus: Garrigus is making his first appearance in this event, but has yet to finish outside the top 25 in any of his five starts in 2013. He brings two factors to the table - long drives and the ability to make birdies in bunches - that make him ideally-suited for this course.

7. Tiger Woods: Last year's unexpected withdrawal was the first time he was outside the top 10 since this event moved to Doral. Last week's T-37 was largely a product of lost balls and penalty shots, both of which Woods should be able to minimize on a course where he's won three times before.

8. Luke Donald: The Englishman has finished T-6 here each of the past two years, and was T-16 at Riviera in his only other stroke-play start on Tour this season. He made only seven bogeys here in 2011, and only three last year (along with a pair of doubles).

9. Graeme McDowell: Backed up his quarterfinal run at Dove Mountain with a tie for ninth at PGA National. Bounced back from an opening 75 to finish T-13 here a year ago, and also tied for sixth in 2010.

10. Rickie Fowler: His T-13 finish at Honda was his third top-15 showing in four stroke-play starts this year. Fowler was solo eighth here in 2011, shooting 68-66 over the weekend, and may receive a boost this week from the release of the latest 'Golf Boys' video.