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“Is it concerning? As I said, I’ve been there in half of them this year,” he said referring to his finishes at the Masters (tied for fourth) and last month’s British Open (tied for sixth). So that’s about right.

“If you are going to be in there for three-quarters, or half of them, with a chance to win on the back nine,” he added, “you have just got to get it done.”

Good luck with that.

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Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at http://twitter.com/JimLitke