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Can Lee Westwood finally snag the big one?

Shane Bacon
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Anyone that follows golf knows about Lee Westwood. He's one of those names that pops up when talking about great golfers, an Englishman that hits it well and putts even better. He's always a threat in Ryder Cups, and is the type of guy people like myself rank high before major championships.

What you may not know is Westwood has only won once on the PGA Tour, and that was back in 1998 at an event called the Freeport-McDermott Classic. That's it.

That probably surprises you since Westwood is also the guy that has finished in the top-3 in the last three majors, and seems like he is due to breakthrough in something big.

Maybe that'll happen this week at the Players Championship, where Westwood is currently holding a one shot lead over two golfers.

How good has he been over the first two days of the Players? On a course that gives just about everyone fits, Westwood only has two bogeys, one coming after a water ball on the 16th in his first round.

Everyone in the field seems to be taking advantage of great conditions, and Westwood is the leader, carding 12 birdies and an eagle through 36 holes.

Can he pull this out? That has yet to be seen. Too many times over his career it seemed Westwood was in a perfect position to win, but faltered at the end. If he wins this, could it open the floodgates on majors down the road? Judging from his past, a win usually means a lot more are coming.

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