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

RankPlayerComment
1
Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
He’s the world’s second-ranked player for a reason and, if the predictions hold, one of the Tour’s best short game will be key to adjusting to the new grooves in Florida.
2
Camilo Villegas Headshot
Camilo Villegas
Following a pedestrian 2009, the Colombian has been on a tear this season, finishing third (Match Play), T-8 (Waste Management) and first (Honda).
3
Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood
As consistent as anyone and historically plays the Florida Swing well. Minus a missed cut at Abu Dhabi he’s been in the hunt every time he’s teed it up since November.
4
Paul Casey
Paul Casey
 In six events this year the Englishman hasn’t finished worse than 27th, has performed in the desert (second at Match Play) and the tropics (T-4 at Honda) and appears healthy.
5
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
Rested after a long two weeks of triumph (Match Play) and high jinx (Waste Management) and Doral is just a short spin down the Florida Turnpike from his Orlando home.
6
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
DJ should be rested and ready as the Tour swings south to more familiar surroundings. Still, easily makes this list via his third-place tie and victory in consecutive weeks.
7
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
Third-round 75 at PGA National seemed out of character for the freakishly consistent Northern Irishman, but with each start he gets closer to his maiden Tour title.
8
Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
OK, so it wasn’t his best West Coast, but Lefty remains optimistic and plays the Blue Monster like it’s located in Orange County. Still, he’s close to being off this list.
9
Charl Swartzel
Charl Schwartzel
Like last week the South African is hanging on the bottom of this list purely off his consecutive European Tour wins earlier in the year and because not many others have jumped up to make noise.
10
J.B.Holmes Headshot
J.B. Holmes
It’s been a sneaky good couple of months for the bomber as he’s produced three great finishes – T-3 at Northern Trust, T-2 at Pebble Beach and T-12 at the Honda Classic.


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