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John Rollins |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 6/25/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Virginia Commonwealth

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John Rollins readies for his 10th playing of the Barracuda Championship and enters the tournament 194th in the FedExCup standings.
Rollins began the year No. 430 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has cratered to No. 718 entering the week. He's deposited but four paychecks from the PGA TOUR on 13 starts to his season, posting a lone top 25 at the Sanderson Farms Championship (T4) back in November. In calendar year 2015, he's made nine starts and cashed once, a T58 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. In his last 17 rounds, he's broken par three times. The 40-year-old is a perfect 9-for-9 at the Barracuda with five top 25s, including his victory in 2009, the last of three wins in 404 career TOUR starts. Aug 4 - 9:21 PM

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John Rollins cracks this week's John Deere Classic field via Past Champions status and enters the week No. 674 in the Official World Golf Ranking, down from No. 430 to begin the year.

Rollins missed the FedExCup playoffs (first contested in 2007) last season for the first time in his PGA TOUR career. He finished his 2013-14 campaign (28 starts) at No. 164 in the FedExCup standings. His worst FedExCup rank prior to that was No. 96 in 2008. At 185th in the standings entering this week's JDC, he's well on his way to missing the playoffs again. Rollins is 4-for-10 on the season with one top 25 --which doubles as a top 10-- T4 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. With limited starts available to him on TOUR, he's also sprinkled in four events on the Tour, cashing once, a T32 at the Chitimacha Louisian Open. The 40-year-old is 5-for-8 at the Deere with two top 10s (T8/2004; T10/2002) and a T23 in last year's edition. His last win on TOUR was the 2009 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.
Jul 7 - 9:17 PM

John Rollins carded a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in today's opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finishing three swings adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.

This is his 10th start of the season, but Rollins' fantasy value is but a fraction of what it once was. Despite a T4 at the Sanderson Farms in the fall, he's 184th in the FedExCup standings. Today, he traded five birdies with two bogeys. His only notable par breaker dropped in from 16'7" at the par-4 ninth hole where he concluded his trot around TPC Southwind. Overall, he hit 15 greens in regulation. More power to you if you're on board, but continue to hold your breath.
Jun 11 - 2:57 PM

Due to unplayable conditions, the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship began at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Four-and-a-half inches of rain fell overnight, so the three threesomes went off split tees three hours later than scheduled. This includes John Rollins on No. 10. The local resident shot 7-over-par 40-37=77 in the opener. While the tournament is underway, the par-4 14th hole has been modified. On the scorecard, it's 406 yards, but an unplayable fairway has forced officials to reduce it to 104 yards. It will still be a par 4, no doubt to maintain ease in record-keeping. UPDATE: Because of the significant change, the hole will be played as a par 3 today, giving TPC Four Seasons an overall par of 69. Lift, clean and place is in effect in closely mown areas only.
May 29 - 11:23 AM

John Rollins makes his way back to Irving, Texas, for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

The Texas resident is very familiar with the area and will be making his 14th consecutive start at the event, thanks to a sponsor exemption. He's finished top 30 in seven of those previous 13, but we've seen an out-of-form Rollins over the past two seasons. The VCU alum is just 3-for-8 this season and has just three top 25s to his name over his last 36 starts.
May 26 - 10:44 PM

John Rollins is set for his fourth edition of the Puerto Rico Open.

While one might think that Rollins offers a great value as a grizzled veteran in a weak field, his returns at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico tell a different story. His first stop came in 2011 resulted in a missed cut. After taking a year off in 2012, he returned to miss the cut in 2013 and tied for 58th last season. He's missed his last three cuts on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, so the converging trends aren't good ones.
Mar 4 - 8:16 PM

John Rollins has gained entry into this week's Farmer Insurance Open.

Rollins has Past Champion status, so the odds were stacked against breaking into this field. That concern was eliminated when he was given a sponsor exemption. It makes sense given his devotion to show up every year since 2002. He's logged four top 10s during that span, the most recent a solo third in 2012. The 39-year-old is currently 126th in the FedExCup standings, mostly because of a T4 at the Sanderson Farms in the fall.
Feb 2 - 1:02 PM

John Rollins is playing with Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15, and he is already off to a quick start.

The veteran is 83rd in the FedExCup standings thanks in large part to his T4 at the Sanderson Farms Championship, which was held opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions. He is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, and two of those wins came in opposite-field events. His start to the season is very important, as it could lead to future sponsor exemptions due to his longevity on TOUR.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:20:00 PM

John Rollins has been added to the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Rollins T4 at the Sanderson Farms Championship exempted him into this week's stop in Playa del Carmen, México. He shared the 36-hole lead and held the outright 54-hole lead at the Country Club of Jackson before fading with a Sunday 73. Nevertheless, it was his first top 10 since he rattled of two consecutively in late May and early June of 2013. Currently 84th in the FedExCup standings, starts are going to come far and few between given his Past Champion status, so the berth into the final event of the fall is a coup. Rollins is 1-for-2 at El Camaleón Golf Club with a T65 in 2009.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:53:00 AM

John Rollins stumbled to a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship and settled for a three-way share of fourth place at 13-under 275.

Rollins began his final lap around the Country Club of Jackson with 10 pars. He finally got on the board with a short birdie at the par-5 11th, but immediately erased it with a bogey at the 12th. He would again alternate a birdie at 13 with a bogey at the short par-4 14th before ending his day with a bogey at the 18th. It was the putter that ultimately let him down on Sunday. After gaining over three strokes per round with the flat stick in each of the first three rounds, he lost 1.48 on Sunday. In the end, he finished three strokes behind Nick Taylor.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:06:00 PM

John Rollins emerged with the lead by himself at the Sanderson Farms Championship after a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round.

Rollins finds himself at 14-under 202, two-strokes clear of William McGirt, after beginning the day tied for the lead with David Toms. Rollins circled five birdies and handed back just one bogey on his tour of the Country Club of Jackson. The putter was the key to his third round as it has been for his entire tournament. He ranks third in strokes gained: putting, picking up 12.307 for the week, and is first in putting average. Rollins is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, with his last win coming at the 2009 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, which is now the Barracuda Championship.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 04:53:00 PM

John Rollins backed up his opening 68 at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a 6-under-par 31-35=66 to post 10-under 134, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead with David Toms.

Rollins didn't waste any time parlaying Thursday's success. He opened birdie-birdie-birdie at the Country Club of Jackson today. He picked off two more before the turn. He'd squared bogeys at 10 and 17, but stuffed three more birdies in between to total eight on the round. At the time he signed his card, he led the field with 14 birdies at the break. He's split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation in each round. Rollins finished no better than T19 (WM Phoenix Open) in 2013-14, so he's on pace to record his best result in a while.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 05:07:00 PM

John Rollins ripped off a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to take sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

This is not a joke or a misprint. Yes, John Rollins. After a terrible season by his standards, the 39-year-old is in pursuit of righting the ship via Past Champion status. He was vintage today in splitting 10 (of 14) fairways and hitting 16 greens in regulation. While he squared two bogeys, he compensated with six birdies to take that first step. The three-time PGA TOUR winner had only two top 30s in 2013-14 and hasn't logged a top 15 since the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 12:34:00 PM

John Rollins lost his full status on the PGA TOUR but picked up a sponsor invitation to the Open.

The three-time PGA TOUR winnner has Past Champion status to fall back on. While that will get him into a handful of events on its own, he needs to do well in opportunities like the one before him this week to try and gain some momentum. The better he plays, the more likely it is that other sponsors will want him in their fields.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:34:00 PM

John Rollins completed 36 holes of the Wyndham Championship in 8-over-par 75-73=148 and will miss the cut.

He hit 23 greens in regulation, but converted only twice for birdie. He went 0-for-10 in the opening round. It's been a dismal year for the three-time PGA TOUR winner with just two top 30s among 14 paydays in 28 starts. It's the first time in his career dating back to 2000 that he hasn't logged at least one top 10. (He didn't have a card in 2001.) At 164th in the FedExCup standings, Rollins is headed to the Tour Finals. He's 58th on the all-time money list, so he doesn't qualify for a career earnings exemption. Now 39 years of age, it has to be a bit of a punch to the gut, so we'll see what he's made of sooner than later. He's certainly capable of a spirited run, so perhaps he'll embrace the opportunity that goes with the crossroads.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 02:10:00 PM