Trying to keep focused


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Zach Johnson stepped to Sherwood Country Club’s 18th tee on Thursday, settled over his ball and paused, finally turning toward his caddie Damon Green who was standing behind him.

During practice rounds Green aligns his player on tee shots to assure he has the correct line. During a tournament round, however, the practice is against the Rules of Golf.

“Forgot what day it was,” Green smiled and quickly retreated to the far side of the tee box.

“That’s Damon,” Johnson joked. “He’s 49 and he’s tired, man. Those hills aren’t easy. I just hope I have him next year, if you know what I mean?”