Former world number one Lee Westwood is confident he can break his major duck before his career comes to an end.

Westwood retains major hopes

Westwood retains major hopes

The Englishman, a 23-time European Tour winner, is arguably one of the best players yet to win a major and many are doubting whether he will ever be able to triumph in one of the 'big four' events.

With the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm driving the ball further than ever, and young talent such as Justin Thomas making his mark on the sport, time appears to be running out for Westwood.

The world number 73 has had several near-misses in the majors, having finished second and tied-second at the Masters, runner-up at the Open, tied-third in the PGA Championship, and third and joint-third at the US Open.

However, Westwood, now 44, is not giving up and believes he still has the quality to compete with the world's best.

'I still feel fit and strong. I still hit it far enough to contend in tournaments,' he said. 'So there's no reason why (I can't win a major).

'I finished second two Masters ago. So I still feel like I've got a chance. I could be sitting here with three or four majors, and I'm sitting here without any.'