Who's who in golf - Rocco Mediate

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Name: - Rocco Anthony Mediate
Country: - USA
Born : - Dec 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Original Home/Club: - Greensburg, PA
Occupation: - Professional golfer; television commentator.
Turned Pro: - 1985

Roll of Honour

SENIOR MAJORS (1): US Snr PGA Ch'ship (2016). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour (6) and Champions Tour. Champions Tr Rookie of the Year (2013).

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Mediate enjoyed a successful professional career on the PGA Tour, despite being frequently plagued by serious back trouble. In 2008 he came close to winning the US Open. All that stood between him and the trophy was an 18-hole playoff; his opponent - Tiger Woods. In an enthralling Monday on Torrey Pines' South course, both men ended the playoff with an even par round of 71. Tiger finally settled the matter with a par to Mediate's bogie on the first sudden-death playoff hole, the 91st of the tournament. In 2016 Mediate recorded his first major championship win in the U.S. Senior PGA Championship, where he prevailed over defending champion Colin Montgomerie.

Top tournaments won by Rocco Mediate

2016Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipHarbor Shores265 (-15)$504,000
The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (May 26-29). Second-placed and defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Mediate (USA), who claimed his first senior major championship title. [The GC at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich].
2013Snr AmericaBoca Raton ChampionshipBroken Sound199 (-17)$270,000
Played as the Allianz Championship (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Tom Pernice Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mediate (USA), who was making his Champions Tour debut. [Old Course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].
2013Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$1,341,098see Score
Mediate (USA) won the Champions Tour 2013 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished tenth on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,341,098.
2013Snr AmericaShaw Charity ClassicCanyon Meadows191 (-22)$300,000
Played as the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic (Aug 30-Sept 1). Second-placed Tom Byrum (USA) finished 7 shots behind Mediate (USA). [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].
2010Men AmericaSafeway OpenCordeValle269 (-15)$900,000
Played as the Frys.com Open (Oct 14-17). Second-placed Bo Van Pelt (USA) and Alex Prugh (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mediate (USA), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour wins. [CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif.].
2002Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC185 (-31)$250,000
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 22-24; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Matt Kuchar (USA) & Dave Gossett (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rocco Mediate (USA) & Lee Janzen (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
2002Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC272 (-16)$684,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (April 25-28). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mediate (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
2000Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills268 (-20)$486,000
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Chris Perry (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mediate (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1999Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale273 (-11)$540,000
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mediate (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
1993Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC281 (-7)$270,000
Played as the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open (April 22-25). Mediate (USA) beat Steve Elkington (Aus) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
1991Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort276 (-12)$252,000
Played as the Doral Ryder Open (March 5-8). First-time PGA Tour winner Mediate (USA) beat Curtis Strange (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].


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