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Best player never to have won a major

Stephen Lee
1
17%
Ali Carter
1
17%
Marco Fu
4
67%
Mark Allen
0
No votes
Barry Hawkins
0
No votes
other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 6

Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby TheRocket

SnookerFan wrote:Talking of which. What was Stephen Lee's best finish at the UKs? He's a Masters finalist too.


Reached the semis in 2001 and lost to Doherty. Quite strange though that he's never really come close of winning a major. He got absolutely trashed in that Masters final 2008. His best result in the World Championship has been the semis in 2003 when Williams beat him 17:8. Quite a poor record in the majors for a 5 time ranking event winner and for a good player like him.

Ability-wise he's a really good player imo. Havent seen too many players out there with Stephen Lees cue action and cue power.
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Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby SnookerFan

TheRocket wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Talking of which. What was Stephen Lee's best finish at the UKs? He's a Masters finalist too.


Reached the semis in 2001 and lost to Doherty. Quite strange though that he's never really come close of winning a major. He got absolutely trashed in that Masters final 2008. His best result in the World Championship has been the semis in 2003 when Williams beat him 17:8. Quite a poor record in the majors for a 5 time ranking event winner and for a good player like him.


This may be the pot calling the kettle black, but Stephen Lee's problem was his weight. He got hot and bothered after a few frames, just walking around the table in the hot lights. Can't have helped his stamina or his concentration.

Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby Dan-cat

TheRocket wrote:Who's the best player out there who still hasn't won a major until today (World,UK or Masters)?
And in case of Stephen Lee never will.


Would love to see him prove you wrong, aged 50!

Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby SnookerFan

Dan-cat wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Who's the best player out there who still hasn't won a major until today (World,UK or Masters)?
And in case of Stephen Lee never will.


Would love to see him prove you wrong, aged 50!


There do seem to be a lot of old codgers winning events now.

Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby Dan-cat

SnookerFan wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Who's the best player out there who still hasn't won a major until today (World,UK or Masters)?
And in case of Stephen Lee never will.


Would love to see him prove you wrong, aged 50!


There do seem to be a lot of old codgers winning events now.


Well quite and he won't be tired of the circuit - would be fresh and hungry. What a story that would be if he came back and was successful.

Re: Best player never to have won a major

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Dan-cat wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Who's the best player out there who still hasn't won a major until today (World,UK or Masters)?
And in case of Stephen Lee never will.


Would love to see him prove you wrong, aged 50!


There do seem to be a lot of old codgers winning events now.


Well quite and he won't be tired of the circuit - would be fresh and hungry. What a story that would be if he came back and was successful.


Have you seen Tequila's video on him - he really didn't do his talent justice. His ability to enchant the cue ball was rare indeed.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgq-fvQKt7Y