One of the cruelest realities in sports is that you can be one of the best in the world and still be considered a loser.
To name a few, Chris Webber, the Buffalo Bills, LeBron James and Phil Mickelson have all experienced this phenomenon at one point or another.
And now the "successful loser" du jour is Lee Westwood, the English golfer who has finished in the top three of a major championship seven times since 2008 but hasn't won any of 'em.
"The more often you can put yourself in that position," he said Saturday at the British Open. "I don't think there's any sort of downside."
He is in that position again. Westwood finished his round as the leader at Muirfield, taking a two-stroke lead at 3-under 210 after a 70 on Saturday. But he has to stare down a familiar face in the final 18 holes -- that of Tiger Woods, who lurks two strokes behind , tied for second.
That sounds more ominous than it is, though.
The last six times Westwood has been paired with Woods, Westwood has outsco...