Westwood of England now considered best player never to win a major

Lee Westwood
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Lee Westwood has played 60 majors without winning, and has seven finishes in the top three.
Doug Ferguson
Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 9:41 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Lee Westwood can officially be considered the best player to have never won a major. 

Sergio Garcia is right behind. 

Westwood now has played 60 majors without winning, the most of anyone among active players. He has seven finishes in the top 3, including runner-up finishes in the Masters, British Open. He also missed a playoff by one shot in the 2008 U.S. Open and 2009 British Open. 

He tied for eighth in the Masters this year. 

Garcia has played in 58 majors without winning, and he has the distinction of the longest active streak of consecutive majors played at 55. Garcia lost the 2007 British Open in a playoff, and he was runner-up twice in the PGA Championship. He also tied for eighth at Augusta, despite a 66 in the first round for the outright lead. 

Both are closing in on Tom Kite, who played 63 majors as a pro before he won the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach when he was 42.