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Tiger won't make top five - Poulter

Published 06/04/2011 | 05:00

Tiger Woods is still the biggest name in golf, but Ian Poulter is predicting that the former world No 1 will not even come close to winning a fifth Masters title this week.

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Just a month ago Rory McIlroy described Woods as "playing like an ordinary golfer." Now Poulter has added his view.

"I don't think he'll finish in the top five," he said at Augusta. "I think at the minute there's a couple of inconsistent shots.

"The shots he was hitting at Doral (Woods came 10th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship), they were very inconsistent.

"You can't afford to hit shots like that round this golf course and get away with it.

"He hasn't done it for a while, but I think that if he starts to hole the putts at the right time you are going to see the Tiger of old and that's dangerous.

"But I don't see it this week -- I just don't see it myself."

Irish Independent

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