AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Anyone placing early bets for the U.S. Open in June would be wise not to pick Sergio Garcia. He doesn't think he can win there, or at any other major.
"I'm not good enough," the 32-year-old from Spain told the Spanish media Saturday, discouraged after he tumbled from contention yet again. "In 13 years, I've come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place."
He didn't back off those comments following his 1-under-par 71 Sunday and finishing the Masters 2 under. Garcia, winless in majors, was asked if he really had meant those words. He said, "Do you think I lie when I talk? Everything I say, I say it because I feel it. If I didn't mean it, I couldn't stand here and lie like a lot of the guys do. If I felt like I could win, I would do it. Unfortunately at the moment, unless I get really lucky in one of the weeks . . . I can't really play much better than I played this week and I'm going to finish 13th or 15th."
Garcia finished tied for 12th place.
Woods can't trust swing
Tiger Woods shot 2-over- par 74, and tied for 40th at 5 over. He failed to break par in any of the four rounds and played the par-5s, which he normally devours, 1 under for the week. "Well, I didn't hit the ball very good this week, and what's frustrating is I know what to do, and I just don't do it," he said. "I get out there and I just don't trust it at all."
Woods' score of 293 was his worst four-round score since he posted the same number as a first-time amateur in 1995.
Van Pelt, Scott ace 16
Bo Van Pelt's 5-year-old son had reminded him the other day that it has been a while since he had a hole-in-one. Evidently, all he needed to do was ask. Van Pelt sank a 6-iron on the par-3 16th as part of his back-nine 30 in a round of 64. Adam Scott also aced the same hole on the way to a 66.