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Devil Ball Golf post-U.S. Open power rankings

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Golf may be you vs. the course, but the end result is you vs. everyone else. That is what we do here with our Devil Ball Power Rankings, a glimpse at who is currently hot on tour, that will run every three weeks during the PGA Tour season. These are the top-10 golfers currently playing, with nothing factoring in except the present golfing world.

1.) Ernie Els: Looking back on Sunday's U.S. Open, it appeared Els should have taken down his fourth major championship. A shaky back nine aside, The Big Easy was once again in the hunt, and he has two wins this season to boot.

2.) Phil Mickelson: Lefty has now become one of those guys that is always in the hunt, and his top 5 at the U.S. Open solidified him as the best in the game right now. No, he didn't win it, but the more Phil finds himself in the hunt on Sunday, the more majors he's going to add to his legacy.

3.) Graeme McDowell: Our current U.S. Open champion jumps on the list with his incredible week at Pebble.

4.) Lee Westwood: Lee is nine-for-nine in made cuts this year, carded his first PGA Tour win since 1998, and finished second and fourth, respectively, in the Masters and Players.

5.) Matt Kuchar: Talk about a quiet, yet dominant, season for Kuchar. He has racked up 11 top 25s, six top 10s, including his first in a major championship last week at Pebble Beach.

6.) Dustin Johnson: The 82 aside, Johnson is still seventh on the FedEx Cup standings and has a win in his third straight season on tour. Not bad for the 25-year-old who showed that he is good enough to be in the hunt at a major, just needs more experience to actually win one.

7.) Tim Clark: His breakthrough win at The Players was great, but Clark has kept to form, finishing tied for 12th at the U.S. Open, his second best finish ever in the event.

8.) Rory McIlroy: A missed cut at Pebble and Augusta dropped him down the list, but he's still got that great win over Mickelson at Quail Hollow, one of the premier events on the PGA Tour calender.

9.) Zach Johnson: Not his best week at Pebble Beach, but Johnson still hasn't missed a cut since March, and has a win at the Colonial.

10.) Tiger Woods: He hasn't won this season, but he has tied for fourth in both majors, and has had a chance on Sunday to take down both. It isn't a typical year for Woods, but he's still one of the top-10 golfers in the game, easily.

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