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

RankPlayerComment
1
Paul Casey
Paul Casey
A little inconsistent at Doral but a tie for sixth proves he can still contend with something less than his best stuff. He still has the year’s best resume, which lands him at No. 1 here for the first time.
2
Ernie Els
Ernie Els
WGC-CA victory may be his first Tour tilt since 2008, but the Big Easy has been closing in on this for some time. The way he’s putting he could have another victory before June.
3
Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
After a slow start at Doral he rebounded with a Sunday 68 and he still has the best short game of anyone currently playing. He was No. 1 on our list for the past five consecutive weeks.
4
Camilo  Villegas Headshot
Camilo Villegas
Tough to follow a victory with another solid week but, although the Colombian was running on fumes while at Doral, he still managed to hang on for a steady South Florida performance (T-16).
5
Charl Swartzel
Charl Schwartzel
Finally time to forget the debate over the value of his earlier European Tour victories in South Africa this year. The South African proved he’s one of the game’s hottest at Doral.
6
Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood
Never found his groove in Miami but then he’s never played his best golf during the Florida Swing either. He’s cooling off a little bit, but he’s still warm enough to rate on this list.
7
Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
The German was on our list for the first five weeks of the year and had just slipped off two weeks ago. Beginning with a victory at Abu Dhabi earlier in the year through his third-place tie at Doral show he’s a world-class player.
8
Matt Kuchar Headshot
Matt Kuchar
Top American at the CA Championship has been sneaky consistent this year, with three finishes of third or better in eight events (3 SBS, T-2 Bob Hope, T-3 CA Championship).
9
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
When he’s driving the ball straight he can compete with anyone in the game, but he struggled at the CA Championship to find fairways. Still, his West Coast success keeps him on this list.
10
Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington
Hardly a world-beater so far this year but the Irishman said he’s one good round away from finding his form and his tie for third last week proves the point. We believe him too.


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