CROMWELL, Conn. – As the PGA Tour season is heading into the second half of its 2011 season, one of their hottest players bleeds Black & Gold.
Former VCU golf standout John Rollins continued his strong play this past weekend, firing a 19-under en route to a second-place finish at the Travelers Championship. It's his third straight top-25 finish, two of which are top-10 showings.
"I'm really pleased with the way I played this weekend," Rollins said. "I kept the ball right in play and had a lot of good looks all weekend long. All in all, it was a really great week."
The Richmond, Va. native fired a final round 63, finishing strong with five birdies in the final nine holes and was just one shot off Frederik Jacobson, who won the tournament with a 20-under.
Rollins is using his powerful driving ability to make a second-half charge, ranking first in total driving on the PGA Tour. With an average of 294.8 yards per drive, he ranks 37th in driving distance and his 65.91% of hitting fairways, places him 31st in driving accuracy. Total driving combines the two categories.
The outstanding showing follows a 25th-place finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on June 12th and a sixth-place showing at the Byron Nelson Classic on May 29th.
For his play, Rollins will take home a prize of $528,000. The third-highest total of his 10-plus year career.