Power Rankings Revving Up at The Honda

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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, the top 10 favorites for The Honda Classic:


2011 Power Rankings: Week 9

RANKNAMECOMMENTS
Luke Donald1Luke Donald

Donlad ran roughshod through the field at last week's Match Play. He also has a win and a tie for second in his last three starts in this event, the most recent in 2008.

Graeme McDowell
2
 Graeme McDowell

Hasn't finished worse than T-13 in his last five worldwide starts. He tied for 31st in his Honda debut a year ago.

Matt Kuchar
3
Matt Kuchar
Won this event in 2001, but that was on a different course and Kuchar was a different player. Now, he's a top-10 machine with 18 in his last 34 PGA Tour starts.
Lee Westwood
4
 Lee Westwood
It's been a slow beginning to the season for the new No. 2. Losing the top spot in the world ranking should provide plenty of motivation this week.
Ernie Els
5
 Ernie Els
Has been rather blasé this year; however, he won this tournament three years ago and with the run up to Augusta starting at The Honda, he should find his form soon.
Rory McIlroy
6
 Rory McIlroy
Got dusted in the second round of the Match Play by Ben Crane, 8 and 7, but he's a great ballstriker and that is imperative on the PGA National layout.
Rickie Fowler
7
 Rickie Fowler
His throttling of Phil Mickelson at the Match Play may have been the highlight of the event. At 22, many already regard him as the best player in the world without a PGA Tour win. ago.
Vijay Singh
8
 Vijay Singh
Has a pair of top-3s in his last three starts. Also has a win and three other top-5 finishes in his Honda career. If his putter stays hot, expect another high finish.
Johnson Wagner
9
 Johnson Wagner
Won last week's opposite-field event in Mexico. Much stronger competition this week, but has to be filled with confidence.
Camilo Villegas
10
 Camilo Villegas
The defending champion has had some health issues this year. Playing PGA National could be the perfect remedy.

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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