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Part of that is because of the difficult golf courses on his schedule.

There were 10 players in the 2013 season who had at least three tournaments where they shot in the 60s every round without winning.

The leaders of the hard-luck category: Zach Johnson and Brendon de Jonge each had four tournaments with all four rounds in the 60s and no trophy.


DIVOTS: The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island might not be hurt so much next year from missing players who were in Shanghai the previous week. Tournament officials said the 2014 event will be held Oct. 23-26, before the tour does its two-week Asia swing. Equally important for Sea Island, it will be before the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, Fla. Sea Island is the unofficial headquarters for Georgia fans going to the game. … Los Angeles Lakers great Jerry West is stepping away from his role as executive director of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera after just more than three years. The tournament has hired former UCLA golf coach O.D. Vincent to replace him. Vincent recently was senior associate athletic director at Washington. “My goal was to help elevate the tournament as a way to give back to the city that has given me so much,” West said. … Jack Nicklaus helped the Western Golf Association raise $900,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation last week when he was honored at the WGA’s annual “Green Coat Gala” in Chicago.


STAT OF THE WEEK: Eleven Americans are in the final stage of European Tour Q-school, up from five a year ago.


FINAL WORD: “I enjoyed the summer. Everybody leaves, you see, so it’s nice and quiet.” _ Lee Westwood of England, on his first summer since moving to South Florida.