Bubble Boy James Driscoll Shares Lead at Disney

Making the top-125 on the PGA Tour money list assures you a full time job for the next season. Giving all 125 players fully exempt status for the following year.

Going into the last event on the 2011 PGA Tour schedule, James Driscoll is this season's labelled 'bubble boy', as he sat in the No. 125 position heading into the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

While most of the media attention is going to the two players battling out for the top spot on the money list, it may be easy to forget about Driscoll fighting it out for his PGA Tour life for the 2012 season.

Driscoll, knowing what he has to do this week, opened the event with a six-under 66 to grab a share of the lead in the opening round.

In his post round press conference, Drsicoll was asked how he felt about being in the 125th position?

"You know, I don't look at 125 as that special of a number. The guys at 120 through 190 are kind of all in the same position. Everyone needs a good week this week. Every one of those guys needs a good week this week to avoid Q-school."

"So I don't think the position I'm in is any different than about 40 other guys here. Plus, I've known all along that the money that I have up to this point isn't going to be enough."

"I've known that for the past couple of months. I've kind of been under the same pressure for the last month from Vegas up until now trying to make a few dollars and get out of this position."

Driscoll is off to a good start on making some extra dollars this week in Walt Disney World. His opening round was good enough to take a share of the lead and for the mean time, show him projected at finishing in the 58th position on the money list.

The 34-year old from Boston, Massachusetts went on to say that of course he could look back on his year and made this a non issue with better play here or there, but there was really no point in doing so.

Driscoll said that anyone out here right now could do that as well. Stating it was a useless process to go through.

Wherever Driscoll does finish this week at Disney, he has shown the sort of fight that makes professional golfers tick.

Whether they are No. 1 on the money list or No. 125, each shot counts and every swing means something moving forward with their futures.

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