PGA Tour Power Rankings: Rory chasing DJ after blistering start
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It's been a while since theScore's last PGA Tour Power Rankings - nearly seven months, to be exact. But now that golf's first big event has come and gone, it seems like a great time to re-evaluate the best in the world with the year's first major right around the corner.

Taking wins, consistency, and strokes gained into consideration, here's how the top 10 golfers shake out.

1. Dustin Johnson

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Dustin Johnson remains the most dominant golfer in today's game. To prove it, he beat everyone but Rory McIlroy by an astounding 10 shots in Mexico. (He still beat Rory by five.)

When everything is clicking for DJ, he can't be caught. That's bad news for his competitors, as he appears to be in top form heading into the Masters.

2. Rory McIlroy

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McIlroy's win at The Players is his biggest since his last major in 2014, and the victory was bound to happen based on his play this season. He's pledged to focus solely on the PGA Tour and it's showing, with no finishes outside of the top six.

His driver remains his biggest weapon, and all signs are pointing toward the year of Rory. He'll look to complete the career grand slam in April.

3. Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas is putting together a 2019 season that resembles McIlroy's year so far, minus a win. In seven events, he's finished inside the top 10 four times, including three top threes.

His strokes gained: approach numbers are off the charts, drawing comparisons to Tiger Woods' peak years. Expect big things for Thomas in what's already been a great year.

4. Brooks Koepka

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Brooks Koepka has to be licking his chops ahead of the Masters. He was forced to sit out last year's event due to a wrist injury, then won two of the next three majors.

The 28-year-old knows the importance of contending at golf's most prestigious events, and he can only be judged by his results on the biggest stage.

5. Justin Rose

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Justin Rose is remarkably consistent, as he seems to linger near the top of the leaderboard every week. But the No. 2-ranked player in the world doesn't quite have the same dominant ability as those above him on this list.

6. Bryson DeChambeau

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Bryson DeChambeau is becoming a serial winner around the world, with his killer instinct coming out when he's dialed in. No one can match the 25-year-old's five worldwide wins since the Memorial in early June, propelling him to the top five in the world rankings.

DeChambeau found success at the Masters as an amateur, and it wouldn't be shocking if he puts on his first green jacket in April.

7. Tiger Woods

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Woods is playing on the PGA Tour to compete for majors. Sure, contending in the occasional event is good to see, but it really comes down to four weeks a year for him.

He ranks inside the top 15 in strokes gained: tee to green this season, consistently displaying his elite iron play. His driving turned around at The Players, too. However, none of that will matter if Woods can't put it all together at Augusta.

8. Francesco Molinari

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Francesco Molinari fell off the radar after winning the 2018 Open Championship, but he exploded back onto the scene with a huge come-from-behind win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Molinari generally struggles to contend on courses that reward bombers. But get him on a tough course where long-iron play - the toughest skill in golf to conquer - is important, and he'll make an appearance on the leaderboard.

9. Jason Day

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Jason Day hasn't finished outside the top 20 of an event since the Tour Championship. Yes, that includes the Hero World Challenge and a couple WGCs, but his run is impressive nonetheless.

Aside from his withdraw at Bay Hill, Day has posted top-10 finishes in three straight events. He's perhaps the best putter in the world, and Day continues to be a threat on a weekly basis.

10. Xander Schauffele

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Xander Schauffele's missed cut at The Players Championship was his first during the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, but one result doesn't define the incredible campaign he's putting together.

He's one of two players with multiple wins after claiming victory at the WGC event in China and taking down the Tournament of Champions. Expect him to improve upon an already impressive major record in 2019.

PGA Tour Power Rankings: Rory chasing DJ after blistering start
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