ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Beware the rested golfer. Or is it the motivated golfer? Either way, John Rollins is covered.
Following what may have been the worst round of his professional career, a closing 79 at the Deutsche Bank Championship that cost him a spot at the BMW Championship, Rollins spent the next three weeks stewing, and watching the Ryder Cup.
America’s one-point loss on Monday in Wales, combined with a not-so-gentle pep talk from his wife, at least partially explained his opening-round 63 at the McGladrey Classic.
“Any time you watch these events you tell yourself you want to be on it,” said Rollins, who is pacing the field at Sea Island Resort by two strokes. “It was kind of a wake-up call for me.”