Rollins, Toms share Sanderson Farms lead


While youth was on display in the opening round, the veterans took the upper hand during the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Here's how things look in Jackson, where John Rollins and David Toms share the lead:

Leaderboard: John Rollins (-10), David Toms (-10), Nick Taylor (-8), Robert Streb (-7), Tom Gillis (-7), William McGirt (-6), Boo Weekley (-6), Lucas Glover (-6)

What it means: Rollins and Toms combine for 16 career PGA Tour wins, but Toms' last win came in 2011 while Rollins hasn't won since 2009. Both veterans have had no issue thus far with the Country Club of Jackson though, and as a result they'll share the final tee time Saturday afternoon.

Round of the day: After a bogey-free 68, Toms turned in another clean card, this time a 6-under 66. The 47-year-old birdied two of his first four holes after starting on the back nine, and after a string of eight straight pars he ended his round with a flurry, carding birdies on four of his final six holes including three made putts of longer than 20 feet.

Best of the rest: Rollins matched Toms with a 6-under 66 to put himself in position for his first top-10 finish since the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Rollins made eight birdies on the day, including four over his first five holes en route to a 5-under 31 on the front nine.

Biggest disappointment: After an opening-round 68 it appeared David Duval might be one of the veterans contending for the trophy this weekend. Instead, Duval struggled to a 7-over 79 in the second round, including a triple bogey on the par-3 seventh. As a result, Duval went from the first-round leaderboard to a missed cut.

Main storyline heading into Saturday: These days, Toms' name is thrown around more in discussion of future Ryder Cup captains than for anything he's done recently on the course. He has a chance to change that this weekend, though, and should he notch win No. 14 this weekend he could insert his name into another discussion: future Hall-of-Fame inductees.