Three of Lee Westwood's four top 10s in the US Open have come on the West Coast and they include a tied seventh place at Olympic Club way back in 1998. At the time that was his best ever major finish but nowadays it's more of a surprise to see him worse than tied seventh on the big stage. Westwood's third place at April's Masters was his seventh top three in the last 15 majors, a run started when he finished just a shot out of the Tiger Woods/Rocco Mediate play-off just down the coast at Torrey Pines in the 2008 US Open. Also third in last year's US Open at Congressional, this tournament is a good fit for Westwood's long, straight driving and his ability to hit greens is another huge plus. Now a much more accomplished player from the one who finished seventh here 14 years ago, Westwood should be an automatic for every punter's shortlist - even more so after his comprehensive victory in Sweden on Sunday. That came after he putt the new Ping Nome putter into play for the first time in competition so if it works as well in San Francisco he could finally get the first major his super tee-to-green play deserves.