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The Bear mauls Tiger in poll
The Golden Bear is still the best, according to a Golf Monthly poll to find the greatest golfer over the last 100 years.

The magazine’s readers made Jack Nicklaus their number one choice topping the list with 58% of the vote from a list of 20 golfers. Tiger Woods lagged behind in second with 16% of the vote followed by the late, great Seve Ballesteros on 8%.

"To be chosen among the many talented golfers over that time period is humbling and greatly appreciated," said Nicklaus, the winner of 18 Majors.

Nicklaus retired from the competitive golf circuit at the British Open in 2005.

However, there was some consolation for Woods. In a concurrent poll by Golf Monthly, he won greatest shot of the last 100 years for his seemingly impossible chip-in from beside the 16th green at the 2005 US Masters.

Considered on the of the greatest shots in Masters history, Woods, facing away from the hole, saw his ball go up a steep slope, roll back down again and teeter on the edge of the hole before dropping in.

Due to a leg injury, Woods will not be taking part in this year's British Open, which starts at Royal St George's in Sandwich, south-east of London, on Thursday.

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