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Some players keep eye on World Cup

Updated: June 17, 2002, 12:59 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Focus -- pure, unadulterated concentration -- is a quality possessed by only the elite athletes. Consider the monumental distractions at work on Sergio Garcia on Thursday as the U.S. Open began:

Not only is the Black Course at Bethpage State Park brutally difficult -- as the mostly black first-round numbers on the scoreboard attested -- but Garcia had his girlfriend, tennis star Martina Hingis, in tow as well.

And then there's this minor issue of the World ...

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