Open Championship Round 4 grades

An even-par 72 on Sunday capped off Kuchar's 2-over total to finish in a tie for 54th in a week when he never was able to break 70. Considered one of the best players to not win a major, the top-10 machine has just six top-10s in 36 major championships.

Jason Day    World Ranking: No. 6 | Scores: 73-73-74-71

Day had his best score of the tournament Sunday with a final-round 1-under 71. When Day gets healthy, he should contend in every tournament he enters. First, he has to overcome nagging wrist and thumb injuries.


Tiger Woods    World Ranking: No. 7 | Scores: 69-77-73-75

With a 69th-place finish at Hoylake after a final-round 75, the 14-time major champion had his worst finish in a major as a professional. While it would have qualified as a near miracle if he played four good rounds this week, considering his long layoff after back surgery in late March and his recent struggles on the weekends in majors, it was surprising to not see him better prepared to challenge the golf course. He couldn't hit his driver in the fairway, and his ballstriking with his irons was inconsistent. His mediocre performance this week points to larger problems in his game other than the lack of competition. More swing changes might be on his horizon.

Rory McIlroy    World Ranking: No. 8 | Scores: 66-66-68-71

"Masterful" is one word that comes to mind to explain McIlroy's week at Hoylake. On Sunday, he didn't have his best stuff in a 1-under 71, but it was enough to hold off the surging Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia. Now the 25-year-old Northern Irishman has just the Masters to complete the career Grand Slam.

Sergio Garcia    World Ranking: No. 9 | Scores: 68-70-69-66

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