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RESULT!: Els rolls over for Tiger; IN ASSOCIATION WITH betfair.

Byline: DEREK McGOVERN

HOW much better is Tiger Woods than the chasing pack?

Well, put it this way, Ernie Els has just unveiled his dynamic new strategy to catch Woods as world No.1 - and it's a three-year plan.

"I see 2007 as the start of a three-year plan where I totally re-dedicate myself to the game," the South African said.

Does that mean that all the punters who backed him over the last few years have been putting their hard-earned on an undedicated Els?

The Big Easy - that's Els, not Abi Titmuss - ended a lengthy barren spell last weekend by easily winning the South African Open. In fact, it was so easy it was easy like Sunday morning.

Els surprisingly claims he's "fitter than I have been since I came out of the army." South Africa has an army? What for?

Anyway, the bookies aren't buying into Ernie's boasts - they're more interested in how many Majors Tiger will win this year.

And Skybet go just 25-1 that he wins all four. In fact he's so good that I reckon he'll win five.

Woods Majors 2007: 5-2 none, 6-4 one, 9-4 two, 15-2 three, 25-1 four.

Additional reporting by John Shaw
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 21, 2006
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