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

2011 Power Rankings: Week 7

RANKNAMECOMMENTS
Phil Mickelson1Phil Mickelson

Mickelson has been driving the ball well this year and that is of great importance at Riviera. He also won this event in 2008 and 2009.

Steve Stricker
2
 Steve Stricker

The defending champion has a pair of top-10s in his two starts this season. In addition to his victory last year, Stricker finished runner-up in 2009.

J.B. Holmes
3
J.B. Holmes
Holmes has gotten increasingly better at this event. Beginning in 2008, he has gone T-7, T-6, T-3.
Hunter Mahan
4
 Hunter Mahan
Mahan hasn't had much success at Riviera, with three missed cuts in five starts. However, he's playing as well as anyone this season without a win, including a runner-up showing at Pebble Beach.
Matt Kuchar
5
 Matt Kuchar
Three starts, three top-10s for the ever-consistent Kuchar. No reason to think he won't be around the top this week.
Aaron Baddeley
6
 Aaron Baddeley
Badds tied for sixth at Pebble Beach. While he has only one top-10 at Rivieria, he has never missed the cut in eight career starts.
Paul Casey
7
 Paul Casey
This will mark Casey's 2011 PGA Tour debut as he gets primed for the Match Play Championship, where he usually performs well. He won the Volvo Champions on the European Tour three weeks ago.
Luke Donald
8
 Luke Donald
Donald doesn't win many tournaments, but he often finds a way to crack the top 10. He has a second, a T-6 and a T-3 in his last three starts at Riviera.
Steve Marino
9
 Steve Marino
Stumbled over the weekend at Pebble Beach, but tied for fifth here a year ago and may have both good vibes and good form, which make for a good combination.
Jim Furyk
10
 Jim Furyk
Has missed the cut in each of his last two events, which means it's about time to contend again.

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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