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The label irks him.

“Every time I heard, `I think, really?’” Westwood said. “It’s always nice to be the best player to have done something or not done it. I’ll hit the next person that says it.

“Those are some amazing stats they keep putting up on the Golf Channel. Sixteen top 10s without winning a major, most majors ever played without winning a major, most top threes without winning a major. I’ve got all those categories completely.”

Westwood smiled.

But he made his point. No one asked him a follow-up question.

“He’s got more than enough game, he knows it, and I’m sure he gets frustrated with all you guys saying he hasn’t won one yet,” Poulter said.