|2010 Power Rankings: Week 35|
He’s barely hanging on at the top, more so due to inactivity than poor play. But the German still promises to be a centerpiece of the European Ryder Cup team in October.
Victory at The Barclays was Tiger-esque with a birdie on the first extra hole and his 10 top-10 finishes this year are tops on the PGA Tour.
|Tie for third at The Barclays was a good sign, but it is Stricker’s resurgent putting (he didn’t need more than 29 putts for any round at Ridgewood) that makes him the playoff favorite.|
|He has cooled since his torrid post-Open Championship run and hasn’t played since missing the cut at the PGA Championship.|
|Dropped because he struggled mightily on the weekend at Ridgewood Country Club, but the Northern Irishman is still the game’s most explosive player.|
|Victory at Gleneagles, his second in Scotland in just over a month, was a Ryder Cup walk-off and sets the stage for a potent partnership with brother Francesco in Wales.|
|Rebounded, again, from disappointment at PGA Championship and he may be the hottest American right now, but he needs to find the Sunday answer to move to the next level.|
|Slides again because of inactivity and a missed cut at the PGA Championship leaves a bad taste in the mouth of voters as his last start. The Europeans needs him playing well.|
|It’s tough to tell which Bubba will show up. In his last six starts he has (in order) a victory, two missed cuts, T-22, second, T-31. He’s either due for another top-10 or a 50th-place finish.|
|Still hanging because of his impressive victory at the Bridgestone but his last two finishes have been less-than-stellar with a T-39 at the PGA Championship and a T-31 at The Barclays.|