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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, the top 10 favorites for the Masters Tournament:


2011 Power Rankings: Week 14

RANKNAMECOMMENTS
Phil Mickelson1Phil Mickelson

Already considered a favorite heading into Augusta before last week's win in Houston, Lefty is officially on form and now becomes the clear favorite to defend last year's victory.

Nick Watney
2
 Nick Watney

'Rube' has shown he can play with the best in 2011 and do it consistently. In six starts this year, he's finished no worse than T-13 and a big-time win at Doral says he's not afraid to step up to the spotlight.

Paul Casey
3
Paul Casey
Casey's got major game and always seems a part of the picture at major championships in recent years. With a European Tour win under his belt this year, perhaps Augusta is where he'll break through in a major way.
Lee Westwood
4
 Lee Westwood
The 2010 runner-up at the Masters reached the pinnacle of the world rankings at the end of last year. But Westy's multiple near misses at majors keep us wondering if it will ever happen for the Englishman. Regardless, he's a bet to contend.
Martin Kaymer
5
 Martin Kaymer
With three victories since winning the PGA Championship last summer, the latest world No. 1 in the rankings shuffle has proved he's worthy of donning that honor and has the goods to win anywhere. Period. 
Dustin Johnson
6
 Dustin Johnson
DJ's had and up and down 2011 heading, but his thrilling duel with Watney at Doral shows he can turn it on at any moment. Johnson's had Augusta on his mind ever since the PGA Championship, so look for a strong showing from the easy-going long-bomber.
Tiger Woods
7
 Tiger Woods
Woods received varied rankings from our experts because, frankly, like the rest of the world, we don't know what to expect anymore. But this is Augusta and the four-time champ comes alive every time he drives down Magnolia Lane.o.
Hunter Mahan
8
 Hunter Mahan
Three top-10s in his last four starts say Mahan is on form and many think he's got the game to contend anywhere. The three-time Tour winner could be ready for a green jacket this week.
Matt Kuchar
9
 Matt Kuchar
Kuch is like money in the bank ... to contend – but not win. He's finished in the top-8 in six of eight starts this year, but hasn't been able to close the door on the field completely since his Barclays win last August.
Bubba Watson
10
 Bubba Watson
Watson's got all the shots and a win under his belt this year to boot. Can a third lefty since 2003 wear the green jacket come Sunday afternoon? He'll entertain in answering that question, regardless.

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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