Celebrating the Rankings

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

RankPlayerComment
1
Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
Lefty’s is nowhere near the same form that won him a third green jacket and, truth be told, it’s difficult to keep him in the No. 1 spot in these rankings. But, no one else is exactly jumping up and setting the world on fire either.
2
Lee  Westwood
Lee Westwood

The veteran moved up a spot this week and didn’t even hit a shot. But he’s still one of the game’s most consistent players, particularly in the bigger events. Word is, there are several big events on the horizon.

3
Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk
Slid a position here because of a missed cut at the Colonial, which was just his fourth missed cut in 15 starts at Hogan’s Alley. But, if there’s a positive, it’s that he shot 67 on Friday and he does play well at Muirfield Village.
4
Tim Clark
Tim Clark
More was expected of The Players champion than a 56th-place tie at Colonial, but that finish was better than Furyk and Mickelson. Still, given the right conditions the South African can compete with anyone.
5
Bo Van Pelt
Bo Van Pelt
BVP is probably the most consistent player in the world right now with top-10s in four of his last five events, including a T-10 at Colonial. He also has recorded only three over-par rounds in his last 20 cards.
6
Zach johnson
Zach Johnson
The kid from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plays Tour events in Texas and Georgia like his name is Hogan or Jones. Of Johnson’s seven Tour victories just one (2009 Sony) has been played somewhere other than Georgia or Texas.
7
Ernie Els
Ernie Els
The Big Easy was beat up by his peers for his design efforts at Wentworth a week ago then the South African took a much-needed break. He’s sliding though and needs to regain momentum heading into Open season.
8
Ben Crane
Ben Crane
The third-place tie at Colonial should come as little surprise as it was Crane’s third consecutive finish of seventh or better. And, don’t forget, he did capture victory earlier in the year at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
9
Rory  McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
Hasn’t done a lot since that inspiring Quail Hollow victory – a missed cut and a tie for 48th – which is kind of an odd thing to say about a 21-year-old. Still, the Northern Irishman needs to find that Quail Hollow gear again.
10
Luke Donald
Luke Donald
The Madrid Masters will never be confused for the proper Masters in April, but the victory snapped a four-year title drought and the Englishman has finished in the top 10 at four of his last seven worldwide events.


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