Ogilvy 'biggest challenge' to Woods

Australian Geoff Ogilvy is seen as the biggest danger to Tiger Woods in The Masters this week.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy is seen as the biggest danger to Tiger Woods in The Masters this week.

At least, that is the view of international golf writers in a poll conducted at Augusta today.

Of 34 writers questioned 23 went for Woods to take the title on Sunday, with Ogilvy collecting six votes, Retief Goosen two and Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Aaron Baddeley one each.

Justin Rose, fifth last year, and Lee Westwood are the favourites to finish as top European.

John Hopkins (The Times): 1 Mickelson, 2 Romero, 3 Woods. Winning score: 280(-8). Margin: 1. Top European: Donald

Lewine Mair (Daily Telegraph): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Casey. Score: 285(-3). Margin: 3. Top European: Casey

James Corrigan (The Independent): 1 Woods, 2 Harrington, 3 Goosen. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 3. Top European: Harrington

Lawrence Donegan (The Guardian): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Woods, 3 Westwood. Score: 285(-3). Margin: 1. Top European: Westwood

Derek Lawrenson (Daily Mail): 1 Baddeley, 2 Woods, 3 Harrington. Score: 280(-8). Margin: 1. Top European: Harrington

David Facey (The Sun): 1 Goosen, 2 Woods, 3 Choi. Score: 282(-6). Margin: 2. Top European: Westwood

Bill Elliott (The Observer): 1 Woods, 2 Sabbatini, 3 Goosen. Score: 279(-9). Margin: 3. Top European: Westwood

Mark Reason (Sunday Telegraph): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Woods, 3 Rose. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 1. Top European: Rose

Neil McLeman (Daily Mirror): 1 Woods, 2 Mickelson, 3 Rose. Score: 283(-5). Margin: 1. Top European: Rose

Iain Carter (BBC Radio): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Woods, 3 Donald. Score: 282(-6). Margin: 2. Top European: Donald

Douglas Lowe (The Herald, Scotland): 1 Woods, 2 Goosen, 3 Mickelson. Score: 288(L). Margin: 2. Top European: Rose

Philip Reid (Irish Times): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Harrington. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 1. Top European: Harrington

Karl MacGinty (Irish Independent): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Woods, 3 Vijay Singh. Score: 282(-6). Margin: play-off. Top European: Rose

Charlie Mulqueen (Irish Examiner): 1 Woods, 2 Goosen, 3 Mickelson. Score: 283(-5). Margin: 2. Top European: Harrington

David McCarthy (Daily Record, Scotland): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Westwood. Score: 282(-6). Margin: 3. Top European: Westwood

Scott Michaux (Augusta Chronicle, US): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Woods, 3 Couples. Score: 282(-6). Margin: play-off. Top European: Westwood

Bernie Pramberg (News Ltd, Australia): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Goosen. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 2. Top European: Westwood

Doug Ferguson (Associated Press): 1 Goosen, 2 Couples, 3 Leonard. Score: 285(-3). Margin: 1. Top European: Westwood

Tom Bonk (Los Angeles Times, US): 1 Woods, 2 Cabrera, 3 Westwood. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 1. Top European: Westwood

Bernie McGuire (New Zealand Press Association): 1 Ogilvy, 2 Vijay Singh, 3 Rose. Score: 278(-10). Margin: 3. Top European: Rose

Nuria Pastor (La Vanguardia, Spain): 1 Woods, 2 Scott, 3 Garcia. Score: 278(-10). Margin: 6. Top European: Garcia

Joe Logan (Philadelphia Inquirer, US): 1 Woods, 2 Baddeley, 3 Mickelson. Score: 280(-8). Margin: 4. Top European: Rose

Wolfgang Scheffler (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany): 1 Woods, 2 Romero, 3 Ogilvy. Score: 284(-4). Margin: 2. Top European: Rose

Art Spander (Oakland Tribune, US): 1 Woods, 2 Mickelson, 3 Ogilvy. Score: 280(-8). Margin: 2. Top European: Rose

Vartan Kupelian (Detroit News, US): 1 Woods, 2 Mickelson, 3 Goosen. Score: 284(-4). Margin: 3. Top European: Rose

Philippe Hermann (Golfers and Co, Switzerland): 1 Woods, 2 Goosen, 3 Romero. Score: 276(-12). Margin: 2. Top European: Stenson

Stan Awtrey (Atlanta Journal, US): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Mickelson. Score: 280(-8). Margin: 2. Top European: Casey

Bruce Berlet (Hartford Courant, US): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Choi. Score: 281(-7). Margin: 3. Top European: Rose

Mark Hermann (Newsday New York, US): 1 Woods, 2 Sabbatini, 3 Baddeley. Score: 281(-7). Margin: 3. Top European: Garcia

Cam Cole (Vancouver Sun, Canada): 1 Woods, 2 Rose, 3 Romero. Score: 281(-7). Margin: 1. Top European: Rose

Dave Perkins (Toronto Sun, Canada): 1 Vijay Singh, 2 Furyk, 3 Rose. Score: 285(-3). Margin: 2. Top European: Rose

Shaun Powell (Newsday New York, US): 1 Woods, 2 Appleby, 3 Clark. Score: 281(-7). Margin: 3. Top European: Olazabal

Mike Aitken (The Scotsman): 1 Woods, 2 Ogilvy, 3 Romero. Score: 286(-2). Margin: 1. Top European: Langer

Mark Garrod (PA Sport): 1 Woods, 2 Westwood, 3 Ogilvy. Score: 280(-8). Margin: 6. Top European: Westwood

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