Lee Westwood has been widely recognised as one of the best golfers in the world for many years now. Golf betting pundits note how he has been in the top five of the world rankings for some time.
There was a spell where he was No.1 in the world too - a title that now belongs to Rory McIlroy - so the Englishman has the respect of those betting on golf, no doubt about that.
There is something still missing though - a major win. Westwood is yet to win a major tournament in his career and this is something that people are still talking about and will continue to until he achieves the life-long aim.
Perhaps 2012 can be his year though. He is clearly in good form and is also in the shape of his life. Westwood has never been so fit and perhaps never been so prepared for a major challenge.
Speaking about his prospects of success in 2012, referring to a rivalry with McIlroy, he said: "If I am going to have a rivalry I would like it to be with Rory because he's arguably the hottest player on the planet at the moment."
"I am willing to go along with that if you want to write about it. I've been around a long time now - this is my 19th year out here - and there's been various rivalries thrown at me during my career."
"I really don't pay much attention to them. You learn through playing golf for a long time that the only thing you can control is your own game."
"That's all I try to do. I figure that if I'm going to keep playing well and getting in contention for tournaments, Rory's pretty much going to be in a similar position, so we're going to be playing together a lot."
What are the betting odds for Westwood to win a major in 2012 though? Well, he is 10/3 to win one with Boylesports, while Paddy Power have him at 3/1. The most likely man to win a major this year, according to the bookies, is Tiger Woods.