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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 34

RK(LW)NAMECOMMENTS
Martin Kaymer1(1)Martin Kaymer

Little change this week and none of the big guns were in action. Kaymer’s PGA victory turned heads but he hasn’t missed a cut on U.S. soil since April.

Rory McIlroy
2(2)
Rory McIlroy

Tied for third at the last two majors and is poised to become the first player to claim both Player and Rookie of the Year titles.

Louis Oosthuizen
3(3)
Louis Oosthuizen
Since the Open Championship victory he’s tied for fourth and tied for ninth. He did missed the cut at the PGA but he’s proved he’s no one-hit wonder.
Graeme McDowell
4(5)
Graeme McDowell
Among a growing list of concerns for European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie. U.S. Open champ has gone five events without a top-20 finish.
Bubba Watson
5(4)
Bubba Watson
He cried too much for a dude named Bubba but he’s been solid since his breakthrough victory at the Travelers and showed grit at the PGA.
Lee Westwood
6(6)
Lee Westwood
When healthy the Englishman is the game’s most consistent performer but the ailing star will not be back before the Ryder Cup.
Jeff Overton
7(7)
Jeff Overton
He’s done everything except win this season and with a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup secured don’t be surprised if he get off the victory schneid before Wales.
Hunter Mahan
8(9)
Hunter Mahan
Won for the second time this season at Bridgestone, but he will have to improve his consistency to move to the next level.
Dustin Johnson
9(8)
Dustin Johnson
His ruling debacle has still been mentioned every day since. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him step up again and collect one of the playoff events.
Steve Stricker
10(10)
Steve Stricker
The Wisconsinite had the gallery watching his every move at the PGA but he tied for 18th. He can still be Player of the Year and cap his best year on Tour.

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.