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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, a weekly barometer of the hottest players in the game:

2010 Power Rankings: Week 36

RK(LW)NAMECOMMENTS
Matt Kuchar1(2)Matt Kuchar

Faded on the weekend at TPC Boston, but opening rounds of 66-65 continued a blistering pace and moved the FedEx Cup leader atop the Power Rankings as well, to say nothing of Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin’s “wish list” for a good swingman.

Martin Kaymer
2(1)
Martin Kaymer

The German drops in the ranking but it’s more a matter of inactivity – he hasn’t played since the PGA Championship – than it is ineffective play.

Steve Stricker
3(3)
Steve Stricker
Cue “Mr. September.” Stricker has played his best golf in the playoffs and he hasn’t disappointed so far with a tie for third at The Barclays and last week’s ninth-place showing.
Edoardo Molinari
4(6)
Edoardo Molinari
Few, if any, are hotter than the Italian right now and his runner-up to Miguel Angel Jimenez at the European Masters only solidifies his selection to the European Ryder Cup team.
Jason Day
5(NR)
Jason Day
Another tough Sunday for the young Aussie but he keeps working his way into the hunt and may have the best short game of all the current “Gen Xers.”
Rory McIlroy
6(5)
Rory McIlroy
Monty may be concerned with the Northern Irishman’s form, to say nothing of his penchant for the occasional blow-up round, like that second-day 76 in Boston which led to his tie for 37th.
Louis Oosthuizen
7(4)
Louis Oosthuizen
The South African has cooled considerably since the Open Championship and his missed cut at the European Masters doesn’t help his Power Ranking chances.
Charley Hoffman
8(NR)
Charley Hoffman
Took some time to recover from early-season wrist injury but he has four top-10s in his last six starts and his finish at TPC Boston was clinical.
Luke Donald
9(NR)
Luke Donald
Emboldened by his selection to the European Ryder Cup team, the Englishman was cruising at the Deutsche Bank until Hurricane Hoffman blew by him.
Graeme McDowell
10(8)
Graeme McDowell
Been a long, slow slide for the Northern Irishman since his U.S. Open triumph. Not being able to take part in the FedEx Cup has a lot to do with that.

Note: This list is compiled from rankings submitted by members of GolfChannel.com's editorial team and a ranking of average World Ranking points compiled per event over the past three months.