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 at the end of the of the FedEx Cup playoffs, with nothing factoring in except the present golfing world.
1.) Jim Furyk: He is the only player on the PGA Tour this year with more than two wins. He snatched up a hefty $11.35 million check with his Tour Championship and FedEx Cup wins. He is heading over to Wales as arguably the best golfer in the world. Sometimes, being a 40-year-old balding man with a goofy swing isn't the worst thing in the world.
2.) Dustin Johnson: Johnson's win at the BMW Championship changed his 2010 from "the year that wasn't" to "the year that was." Sure, he had two chances to win major championships, and will forever be remembered as that guy that isn't sure what constitutes a bunker, but the 26-year-old Johnson is the closest American to Tiger Woods we've seen since, well, Tiger.
3.) Steve Stricker: He won twice earlier in 2010, but ended his season with five to 10s in his last eight tournaments. Stricker has become one of those players that surprises you when he doesn't finish in the top five.
4.) Matt Kuchar: If Furyk doesn't win in Atlanta, the argument could be made for a one-time winner as PGA Tour Player of the Year. Kuchar had 11 top 10s this season, claiming the title of Mr. Consistent from the man at the top of this list.
5.) Hunter Mahan: A first for Mahan (two wins in one season), is coupled with another showing at the Ryder Cup. Mahan is the real deal, and seems to continually improve as the years fly by.
6.) Jason Day: It's scary to think that Day is only 22, but the Australian has become one of the more solid players on tour. Day finished with a win and five top 10s this season, qualifying for all four legs of the FedEx Cup and joining Rory McIlroy as the only two from the youth movement with wins on the PGA Tour.
7.) Charley Hoffman: Hoffman was the Heath Slocum of 2010, sneaking away with one of the FedEx Cup events in impressive fashion (opened with a 64 at the Barclays, closed with 62).
8.) Ernie Els: A multiple-win season for Els, but not much else to sing about as his year went on, besides the third-place finish at the U.S. Open.
9.) Justin Rose: Another guy with two wins on the PGA Tour, but Rose will leave this year thinking about being left off the Ryder Cup by captain Colin Montgomerie for some guys that didn't have nearly the year Rose did.
10.) Retief Goosen: No wins, but the Goose had ten top 10s, including a seventh and a third to close out his year. He finished in the top 10 in 52.6 percent of his starts this year.
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