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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, the top 10 favorites for the Valero Texas Open:


2011 Power Rankings: Week 15

RANKNAMECOMMENTS
Adam Scott1Adam Scott

A near unanimous pick by our experts, Scott's the defending champion of the Texas Open and he nearly broke the 'Aussie Curse' last week with his solid runner-up finish at the Masters. Enough said.

Geoff Ogilvy
2
 Geoff Ogilvy

It's hard to predict when this talented Australian's game will round into form, but when it does, he's a bet to stay on a run for weeks. Ogilvy's T-4 at Augusta says the former U.S. Open champ's game is firing on all cylinders right now. 

Anthony Kim
3
Anthony Kim
Even though AK missed the cut at the Masters, he showed some grit with a T-13 the week before in Houston, including a second-round 64. He lost to Scott last year here in a playoff.
Angel Cabrera
4
 Angel Cabrera
'El Pato' can win anywhere, anytime and a big golf course like TPC  San Antonio is right up his alley. His strong showing (T-7) at Augusta could be a good predictor of big things to come.
Bo Van Pelt
5
 Bo Van Pelt
A T-8 at the Masters is his only top-10 this year in nine starts, but thrilling eagles at Nos. 13 and 15 Sunday show he's not afraid of the big moment – and perhaps ready to win his second Tour event.
Martin Laird
6
 Martin Laird
The Arnold Palmer Invitational winner is showing up on leaderboards with regularity, and a tough TPC track could be another perfect venue for the venerable Scot to contend.
Ryan Palmer
7
 Ryan Palmer
Palmer's T-10 at Augusta should breed confidence and considering he scored a top-10 here last year via a closing 64, the Texas native will return to his home state with high hopes.o.
Brandt Snedeker
8
 Brandt Snedeker
Snedeker found his way into the top 15 in the year's first major. But his consistency has always been an issue, so we'll see if he can string together two solid weeks in a row.
Spencer Levin
9
 Spencer Levin
Levin was to the Arnold Palmer Invitational like Rory McIlroy was to last week's Masters. But, regardless of his final-round letdown at Bay Hill, Levin's game is there. His T-9 in Texas last year doesn't hurt his chances this week, either.
J.B. Holmes
10
 J.B. Holmes
If horses for courses have any validity in this game, than the long-bombing Holmes should be a shoo-in to play well at the 7,522-yard beast that is TPC San Antonio.

Note: This list is compiled from rankings submitted by members of GolfChannel.com's editorial team, based on who is most expected to contend in each upcoming event.

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