The Bear whips The Tiger in poll

Jack Nicklaus has whipped Tiger Woods in a readers poll seeking to ascertain the greatest player of the last 100 years.

Jack Nicklaus has thoroughly whipped Tiger Woods in a ‘Golf Monthly’ magazine readers poll seeking ‘ the greatest player of the last 100 years’.

Nicklaus attracted 58 per cent of the votes from a list of 20 golfers, followed by Woods with 16 per cent and Seve Ballesteros with eight per cent.

“To be chosen among the many talented golfers over that time period is humbling and greatly appreciated,” said the 18-major winner when told the result of a poll that appeared in the August edition of a magazine which is celebrating its centenary this year.

Woods, though, won the greatest shot of the last 100 years for his chip-in from beside the 16th green that won him the 2005 Masters.

It went up the slope, back down again and lingered on the lip before toppling in.