On Tuesday, he offered some insight as to why that’s been the case – a nagging shoulder injury.
“It's just once in a while, you wake up and you have a little issue here and there,” he said in advance of the PGA Championship. “The shoulder was quite surprising for me because I couldn't really hit one normal golf shot until Thursday morning at the Open. So the British Open, my practice rounds were very, very limited.
He denied, though, that the issue is still affecting him.
“Now, everything is fine. It just came out of nowhere. Like everyone else, once in a while you wake up and you have something, and that happened to me, unfortunately, the week of The Open. But everything's fine. It's just something that you have to deal with when it comes up, but it's nothing major.”