PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Regarded by many of the PGA TOUR players as the "fifth major", The PLAYERS Championship always proves to be a thrilling event.
That was the case for former VCU standout John Rollins, who posted an 8-under 280 on the weekend. He finished the weekend in a four-way tie for 13th-place with Matt Kuchar, Scott Verplank and J.B. Holmes. It was his second-best finish of the 2010 season.
The Richmond native fired a 4-under 68 in the first round and followed that up with a 3-under 69 on Saturday to sit in the top-10 entering the weekend.
After battling through Saturday to a 2-under 70, Rollins sat in a tie for 11th with a 9-under for the tournament. He sat in a tie with current Masters Champion Phil Mickleson, former Masters Champion Zach Johnson and Bill Haas.
With conditions on Sunday a little tougher, Rollins fought through the course for a 1-over 73 to finish at 8-under for the tournament. All three of the players he was tied with entering the final round finished below Rollins.
His 20 birdies were tied for fifth-most on the weekend, while his 12 bogeys were tied for eighth-least. He also was tied for 17th for driving accurary with 69.6%.
Rollins will be back in action this weekend in San Antonio, Texas at the Valero Texas Open.