US Open Golf Results 2012: Lee Westwood Has Excellent Shot at 1st Major Title
The big names everybody wants to talk about at the 2012 U.S. Open are amateur standout Beau Hossler and, of course, Tiger Woods, but it's Lee Westwood that golf fans really need to focus on come championship Sunday.
How Will Westwood Finish The 2012 U.S Open?
Westwood is a great golfer—No. 3 in the official world golf rankings, in fact—but he just so happens to be overshadowed at the moment by these more newsworthy names. Overshadowed or not, Westwood is in a great position to pick up his first Major title at the 2012 U.S. Open.
Now, I know what you must be thinking: That has to be a typo right? There's no way Westwood hasn't won a major title. Believe it or not, though, for as good as he has been and is, snagging a major title is not on Westwood's list of accomplishments just yet.
While this may seem like a huge deal, according to the AP via Golf.com earlier this week, that doesn't appear to be something that the golfer is worried about right now:
Entering this week's U.S. Open at The Olympic Club, the 39-year-old Englishman still rates as the best player to have never won a major.
"Majors are the only thing missing," the world's No. 3-ranked player said Tuesday. "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."
This may not be a burden Westbrook has to carry much longer, though, as he's playing great golf heading into Sunday.
He finished his third round at three under par, which takes him to two-over on the tournament. The latest leaderboard has him tied for fourth and three shots off the lead, and while that still can change a bit depending on the players still out on the course, there's no doubting that he's in great position to make a charge on Sunday.
All he needs to do is keep playing the great golf that saw him knock in five birdies in Round 3, which also nullified two bogeys.
It's certainly a tough task, but if there's a player out there on the course not named Tiger that can make this happen, I'd have to say it would be Westwood.
He's been playing great golf as of late—tying for third at The Masters, tying for fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship and winning the Nordea Masters before the U.S. Open—and I dare say he's on somewhat of a hot streak.
Tiger may be the big name, and there's no doubting that Hossler is a great story, but Westwood is the name that I'll be watching to shoot up the leaderboard in the final round.
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