Power Rankings Match Game

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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, the top 10 favorites for the WGC-Accenture Match Play (full bracket here):

2011 Power Rankings: Week 8

RANKNAMECOMMENTS
Paul Casey1Paul Casey

He's been runner-up in this event each of the last two years, and with a win already under his belt on the European Tour in 2011, this year may be his time to break through.

Geoff Ogilvy
2
 Geoff Ogilvy

The two-time Match Play champion has a career mark of 18-3 in this event. He's off to a slow start this year, thanks to a thumb injury, but this is the perfect event to get back on track.

Martin Kaymer
3
Martin Kaymer
Kaymer has never made it past the second round in this event, but he's playing like the best in the world right now.
Ian Poulter
4
 Ian Poulter
The defending champion has a tough road to the finals this year, with an opening-round match against match-play stalwart Stewart Cink and a possible third-round battle against Graeme McDowell.
Lee Westwood
5
 Lee Westwood
Westwood has staggered out of the starting blocks in 2011.  He's also facing a past champion in the first round (Henrik Stenson). The Englishman, however, enjoys it when he back is against the wall.
Graeme McDowell
6
 Graeme McDowell
The 2010 Ryder Cup hero has a favorable draw. If he can get past  a possible third-round match with Poulter, we could be seeing him on Sunday – twice.
Rory McIlroy
7
 Rory McIlory
The 21-year-old made it to the semi-finals of the Match Play in 2009. He has the perfect, fearless attitude for this format. ago.
Steve Stricker
8
 Steve Stricker
Stricker is a past champion (2001). Nothing is easy in this event, but he has the best draw among the No. 2 seeds.
Matt Kuchar
9
 Matt Kuchar
The former U.S. Amateur champion (1997) has been his usual consistent self. As long as he doesn't run into a streaky hot player, his consistency could wear down plenty of opposition.
Tiger Woods
10
 Tiger Woods
A No. 1 seed, but being overlooked by many as a contender this week. Woods has a 32-7 record with 3 titles in this event. But has his game really 'clicked' like he said last week?

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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