Lee WestwoodLee Westwood won't forget his amazing 2009 campaign in a hurry. But only time will tell if those memories will be tainted with regret.

As he prepares to start the 2010 season in Abu Dhabi this week, the 36 year old from Worksop could easily be regarded as the best player in the world without a major title to his name.

He was named by his fellow professionals as the winner of The European Tour Players’ Player of the Year Award for 2009. Yet he had a golden opportunity to win The Open at Turnberry and let it slip through his fingers.

How many more chances he will get before youngsters like Rory McIlroy elbow his generation aside?