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No majors concern for Lee Westwood with US Open next

Currently ranked No 3 in the world, Westwood doesn't think about his record in majors, saying 'maybe I'll never win one. Maybe I will'.

Lee Westwood of England is no longer worrying about when or if he will ever win a major tournament. The US Open at Olympic has a set-up that does favour his game, though.
Lee Westwood of England is no longer worrying about when or if he will ever win a major tournament. The US Open at Olympic has a set-up that does favour his game, though.

SAN FRANCISCO // Lee Westwood has won 35 tournaments around the globe, is ranked No 3 in the world, and is coming off a five-stroke victory at a tournament in Sweden.

But entering this week's US Open, the 39-year-old Englishman still rates as the best player to have never won a major.

"Majors are the only thing missing," he said.

"Maybe I'll never win one. Maybe I will. I could. I've got no answer to that. Keep working hard and trying to get myself into the position. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't."

Westwood has had four top-10 US Open finishes, including a tie for third last year at Congressional Country Club.

He has also been a runner-up at both the Masters and the British Open, and helped lead Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup.

Coming off four rounds in the 60s last week could provide the momentum he needs.

When asked about the state of his game, however, Westwood wondered if it was a trick question, considering he just finished 19-under par and won by five strokes.

"You know, my game feels pretty good. I'm fairly confident," he said.

He just knows he will not be shooting 19-under par as he did in Stockholm; he called Olympic perhaps the toughest test since Oakmont in 2007.

Still, Westwood is considered a favourite by many because he is such a good ball striker.

"I'm delighted that they think that," said Westwood, who finished 2010 and part of 2011 ranked No 1 in the world. "I can't figure out what's my kind of golf course and what isn't anymore."

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