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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
Perhaps “Stricks” was angry that we booted him from the No. 1 spot for a week. He rebounded with an eighth-place tie at Transitions and remains the most consistent player in the world right now. 
2
Ernie Els
Ernie Els
We’ll see what the Big Easy is made of this week. Following his WGC-CA victory at Doral a week ago, all eyes will be on Els at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at a course he’s played well in the past.
3
Paul Casey
Paul Casey
He didn’t play the Transitions Championship but even a bye week can’t cool off one of the hottest players in the game. Still, at some point, he’ll need a victory to keep him in the upper-half of these rankings.
4
Camilo  Villegas Headshot
Camilo Villegas
A week of rest likely did the Colombian some good after a hectic couple of weeks. He’s still one of the game’s most explosive players and he has four top-10s and a victory this year.
5
Charl Swartzel
Charl Schwartzel
The up-and-coming South African is no longer under the radar and the voters here think that Bay Hill will set up nicely for him. Two victories in South Africa and top-10s in two WGCs show he’s for real.
6
Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk
The veteran ends a 2 ½-year title drought on a tough golf course last week near Tampa and his renewed confidence makes him an instant Masters possibility. It’s a shame that so few saw the final putt at Transitions.
7
Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington
Another solid week for the Irishman: Wednesday St. Patrick’s Day party at the White House followed by four solid days at Innisbrook that resulted in an eight-place tie. Paddy’s heating up.
8
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
The Englishman is cooling off with consecutive poor finishes at Doral (T-38) and Transitions (73-73 for a missed cut). But his play at the WGC-Match Play and strong start to the season keeps him hanging on this list.
9
Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
The young, smooth German took the week off but still makes this list because of his consistency. A victory at Abu Dhabi, T-4 in Dubai and a T-3 a week ago at Doral give him a nice resume so far.
10
Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen
Forget the long putter and the cross-handed grip, the South African has finished outside the top 10 just twice in seven events this year and is due for a big week here sometime over the next month.


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