Ian Poulter has predicted that former world number one Tiger Woods will not finish in the top five this week at the Masters 2011
Woods remains the biggest name in goal but has struggled for form for some time.
Earlier this year, Rory McIlroy described the American's form as being "like an ordinary golfer," while on the eve of the first major of 2011, outspoken Poulter has had his say, predicting that the "Tiger of old" will not be seen this week at Augusta.
"I don’t think he’ll finish in the top five," said Poulter. "I think at the minute there’s a couple of inconsistent shots.
"The shots he was hitting at Doral were very inconsistent. You can’t afford to hit shots like that round this golf course and get away with it."
Woods finished 10th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
"You have to rely on your short game an awful lot if that’s the case," Poulter continued. "You can never rule him out, can you, he has such an incredible record round this golf course.
"He’s won by plenty, he’s won it quite a few times, we’ve seen him hit the shots that he’s hit in various situations when he has put himself in trouble.
"He’s got one of the best short games in the world – that’s not going to disappear from him – and when he gets himself in a position where he’s close he generally holes putts at the right time.
"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."
Woods will play alongside US Open champion Graeme McDowell in Thursday's opening round.