TIGER TOPS GOLF WRITERS POLL

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Over 40% of golf writers quizzed in a poll conducted by PA Sport believe Tiger Woods will be celebrating a hat-trick on Sunday night.

Over 40% of golf writers quizzed in a poll conducted by PA Sport believe Tiger Woods will be celebrating another happy event on Sunday night – his third Open in a row and his 13th major.
It would not look so good for the world number one, of course, if the other 60% had cast their votes for one of Woods’ main rivals, but instead they are split between nine other players.
Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington are seen as the biggest dangers, but with only 15% and 10% of the votes respectively.
Here is how the press voted:
JOHN HOPKINS (The Times): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Ernie Els, 3 Jim Furyk. Winning score: 275(-9). Winning margin: 1. Top European: Luke Donald
JAMES CORRIGAN (The Independent): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Phil Mickelson, 3 Justin Rose. Score: 276(-8). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Rose
MARK REASON (Sunday Telegraph): 1 Ernie Els, 2 Sean O’Hair, 3 Tiger Woods. Score: 272(-12). Margin: play-off. Top Euro: Niclas Fasth
NIALL HICKMAN (Daily Express): 1 Padraig Harrington, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Paul Casey. Score: 280(-4). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Harrington
NEIL McLEMAN (Daily Mirror) 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Luke Donald, 3 Justin Rose. Score: 276(-8). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Donald
DAVID SMITH (Evening Standard, London): 1 Sergio Garcia, 2 Phil Mickelson, 3 Angel Cabrera. Score: 281(-3). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Garcia
MICHAEL AITKEN (The Scotsman): 1 Phil Mickelson, 2 Ernie Els, 3 David Toms. Score: 281 (-3). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Donald
DOUGLAS LOWE (The Herald, Scotland): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Ernie Els, 3 Jim Furyk. Score: 279(-5). Margin: 3. Top Euro: Garcia
GRAHAM OTWAY (Sunday Mirror): 1 Justin Rose, 2 Jim Furyk, 3 Tiger Woods. Score: 280(-4). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Rose
PHILIP REID (Irish Times): 1 Niclas Fasth, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Padraig Harrington. Score: 279(-5). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Fasth
KARL McGINTY (Irish Independent): 1 Padraig Harrington, 2 Darren Clarke, 3 Graeme McDowell. Score: 278(-6). Margin: play-off, Top Euro: Harrington
CHARLIE MULQUEEN (Irish Examiner): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Niclas Fasth, 3 Luke Donald. Score: 278(-6). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Fasth
BRIAN KEOGH (Irish Sun): 1 Ernie Els, 2 Padraig Harrington, 3 Tiger Woods. Score: 282(-2). Margin: 3. Top Euro: Harrington
GERRY CALLAN (Irish Star): 1 Padraig Harrington, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Phil Mickelson. Score: 281(-3). Margin: play-off. Top Euro: Harrington
PETER HUTCHEON (Belfast Telegraph): 1 Phil Mickelson, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Padraig Harrington. Score: 274(-10). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Harrington
DOUG FERGUSON (Associated Press): 1 Ernie Els, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Robert Allenby. Score: 282(-2). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Thomas Bjorn
LEN SHAPIRO (Washington Post): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Phil Mickelson, 3 Ernie Els. Score: 279(-5). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Padraig Harrington
ART SPANDER (Oakland Tribune): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Jim Furyk, 3 KJ Choi. Score: 279(-5). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Niclas Fasth
SCOTT MICHAUX (Augusta Chronicle): 1 Jim Furyk, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 KJ Choi. Score: 285(+1). Margin: play-off. Top Euro: Niclas Fasth
HANK GOLA (New York Daily News): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Paul Casey, 3 Jim Furyk. Score: 276(-8). Margin: 3. Top Euro: Casey
JOE LOGAN (Philadelphia Inquirer): 1 Jim Furyk, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Sergio Garcia. Score: 274(-10). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Garcia
MARK WHICKER (Orange County Register): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Justin Rose, 3 Scott Verplank. Score: 282(-2). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Rose
KEN FIDLIN (Toronto Sun): 1 Stuart Appleby, 2 KJ Choi, 3 Angel Cabrera. Score: 282 (-2). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Henrik Stenson
LORNE RUBENSTEIN (Glove and Mail, Toronto): 1 Paul Casey, 2 Padraig Harrington, 3 Tiger Woods. Score: 274(-10). Margin: 2. Top Euro: Casey
GRANT WINTER (Independent Newspapers, South Africa): 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Ernie Els, 3 Luke Donald. Score: 280(-4). Margin: 3. Top Euro: Donald
MARTIN BLAKE (The Age, Melbourne): 1 Jim Furyk, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Geoff Ogilvy. Score: 285 (+1). Margin: 1. Top Euro: Paul Casey
MARK GARROD: 1 Tiger Woods, 2 Luke Donald, 3 Padraig Harrington. Score: 276(-8). Margin: play-off. Top Euro: Donald
PHIL CASEY: 1 Ernie Els, 2 Jim Furyk, 3 Paul Casey. Score: 277(-7). Margin 1. Top Euro: Casey

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