Johnson revels in process to supreme putting proficiency
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Johnson revels in process to supreme putting proficiency

Yet again, the "P" word was uttered in a PGA Tour media center. Process.

But, it wasn't Tiger Woods saying it. Rather, it was Zach Johnson.

Johnson, who has won twice this season, was talking about the change in results from a year ago.

"I haven't changed much since last year," he said Tuesday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. "Last year specifically wasn't great, especially when you're talking about rankings and lists and that sort of thing. But there was a lot of positives going in the right direction. It's all a big process."

Johnson said he set goals based on particular statistics and, twice, that it was a process to achieve them.

"You want to be consistent in all areas," he said. "The only area I don't think I've ever really been consistent on is that 310-yard drive. But that's not going to happen. I've learned to accept that."

Perhaps the biggest reason for his standout season is putting. Though he ranks in the top seven in seven major statistical categories, he leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting.

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