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Here are GolfChannel.com’s Power Rankings, a weekly barometer of the hottest players in the game:

RankPlayerComment
1
Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
Still shines with a win, third-place finish and a tie for 10th this season. Overlook his first-round exit at the Match Play and it’d be difficult to imagine that a man with such a great short game won’t deliver again as the Tour heads to Florida and more demanding golf courses.
2
Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood
Unlike Phil Mickelson, Westwood has used momentum from a hot finish in 2009 and has been as steady as anything in 2010. Still only has one pedestrian U.S. victory on his resume, which should change this year.
3
Paul Casey
Paul Casey
The Englishman is rested after his near-miss at the WGC-Match Play and he’s also healthy, a potent combination for a player who climbed to No. 3 in the World Ranking for a short stint last year.
4
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
Rebounded after a long week at the WGC-Match Play with a tie for 24th place at the Waste Management Open and his confidence, never an area of concern for the Englishman, is at an all-time high.
5
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
DJ was running on fumes at the WGC-Match Play but will be rested and ready as the Tour swings south to more familiar surroundings. Still, easily makes this list via his third-place tie and victory in consecutive weeks.
6
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
His back seemed healthy after his first U.S. start (T-17 at WGC-Match Play) and he was solid at PGA National last year with a 13th-place tie. He tied for sixth or better in five of his previous six starts before the Match Play.
7
Robert Allenby
Robert Allenby
New to the top 10, during the last three months the Aussie has two international victories, a runner-up at the Sony Open and two other top-10 finishes. He now heads to PGA National, which essentially is a home game for the man who lives in the area.
8
Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
No West Coast victories for Lefty for the first time since 2006, but his closing 67 at TPC Scottsdale was almost four shots better than the field average and record in Florida isn’t too shabby. He’s sliding quickly on this list though.
9
Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan 
Won his second Tour title with a combination of clutch putting and his signature ballstriking. But before we anoint him the next best twentysomething, consider his four other starts this year (T-27, MC, T-64, T-33).
10
Charl Swartzel
Charl Schwartzel
Probably hanging at the bottom of this list only because few others have jumped up to deserve the position. The young South African needs to continue to play well as his consecutive wins early in the year are fading in memory.


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