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Top 30 Golfers for the 2014 Majors: No. 18 Lee Westwood


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2014 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 30 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 18: Lee Westwood

Born: April 24, 1973, Worksop, U.K. | Career PGA Tour Wins: 2 (22 on European Tour) |2013 Wins (Worldwide): 0| 2013 Earnings (PGA Tour): $2,081,731 (31st) World Ranking: 36

Brandel Chamblee's Take

Lee Westwood didn't win in 2013, but besides moving to the U.S., he was going through some changes in his swing and trying to improving his ailing short game, the latter of which he was able to do. In spite of not being at his best tee to green, he still managed to finish eighth at the Masters, 15th at the U.S. Open, third at The Open Championship and 33rd at the PGA Championship, making this the fifth year in a row that Lee has finished in the top ten in two of the four majors. With a few more months to work on his swing, a newfound short game and a greater feeling of comfort in the U.S., Lee could end that winless drought quickly in 2014.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 63
Wins: 0

2013 Performance:
Masters - T8
U.S. Open - T15
British Open - T3
PGA Championship - T33

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - 2 (2010)
U.S. Open - 3/T3 (2008, '11)
British Open - 2 (2010)
PGA Championship - T3 (2009)
Top-10 Finishes: 16
Top-25 Finishes: 27
Missed Cuts: 16

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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