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Last Updated: Monday, 18 December 2006, 09:50 GMT
Woods tipped to clinch Grand Slam
Tiger Woods
Woods completed a "Tiger Slam" by winning the 2001 Masters
Geoff Ogilvy has tipped Tiger Woods to win a Grand Slam of all four majors in a calendar year after finishing second to him at the Target World Challenge.

Australian Ogilvy led by a stroke going into the final round on Sunday but had to settle for the runner-up spot after Woods closed with a six-under-par 66.

"He always seems to play well under expectation," said US Open champion Ogilvy, who carded 71 on the final day.

"I think Tiger should win all four majors in a year."

World number one Woods completed the so-called "Tiger Slam" when he won four straight majors between the 2000 US Open and 2001 Masters.

He's the best player in the world and he's going to have a chance every week he tees it up

Geoff Ogilvy on Tiger Woods
He became the first player to hold all four professional major titles at the same time, though he has not yet achieved the so-called grand slam and won all in the same year.

"It was only 10 years ago people were thinking it was absolutely far-fetched to win two, now you've got him winning four," added Ogilvy.

"When he did it in 2000 and 2001, he was playing some pretty decent golf.

"I don't think he's actually playing as good as he was then now."


However, Ogilvy believes next year's major venues should suit Woods, including Open venue Carnoustie where the game's leading player tied for seventh in 1999.

"He's the best player in the world and he's going to have a chance every week he tees it up," Ogilvy said. "But a lot of the right things have to happen for him to win all four.

"Augusta (venue for the Masters) obviously sets up well - he's a great scrambler.

"And Carnoustie, he did all right last time in that fiasco."



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