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Born: 1962-12-17, Greensburg, Pa.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 1, Weight: 190lbs
Home: Naples, Fla.
College: Florida Southern
Turned Pro: 1985
Joined PGA Tour: 1986
Joined Champions Tour: 2013
Official World Golf Ranking: 1751
Notes: Took up golf while in high school after years of playing baseball. His game did not come together until he was in college when PGA Tour Champions member Jim Ferree helped get him started. Florida Southern coach Charlie Matlock then became the main influence for Mediate. He started using the long putter to save his back and became the first player to win on the PGA Tour with a long putter in the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. Missed most of 1994 season with a ruptured disc, which ...

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Rocco Mediate

Took up golf while in high school after years of playing baseball. His game did not come together until he was in college when PGA Tour Champions member Jim Ferree helped get him started. Florida Southern coach Charlie Matlock then became the main influence for Mediate. He started using the long putter to save his back and became the first player to win on the PGA Tour with a long putter in the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. Missed most of 1994 season with a ruptured disc, which was surgically repaired in July 1994.
In 2008, he came close to becoming the oldest U.S. Open champion, at age 45, before he lost in a memorable playoff to Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines. Mediate finished regulation at 1-under-par 283 and held the clubhouse lead as Woods and Lee Westwood, both one stroke back, played the par-5 18th hole. Woods made birdie to force an 18-hole playoff. In the Monday playoff, Mediate made three consecutive back-nine birdies to take a one-stroke lead over Woods to the last hole. Woods made birdie to tie and force sudden death as both players shot even-par 71s. Woods parred the par-4 seventh hole, the first sudden-death hole, as Mediate made bogey after driving into a fairway bunker and missing a 20-foot par putt.
His career totals on the PGA Tour are 640 starts, with six wins, 10 runner-ups, and six third-place finishes. Had 64 top 10s and made 412 cuts with earnings of $16.8 million dollars.
2013 Notes: Became the 16th player in history to win his first PGA Tour Champions event, when he was a two-stroke winner over Tom Pernice Jr. and Bernhard Langer in the 2013 Allianz Championship. Led after 36 holes by three following a career-best and tournament-record, 11-under-par 61. Then held off a final-round charge by Pernice and Langer. Was tied with Pernice heading to No. 17 but took the lead for good when Pernice made a bogey on the second-to-last hole. He added a birdie at No. 18 to finish with a 54-hole total of 17-under-par 199, matching the tournament mark set in 2010 by Langer and John Cook. Coincidentally, his first PGA Tour win also came in South Florida, at the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. Added a second title during the latter part of the summer, in Canada, when he blitzed the field in the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary. Played in 23 events and finished with two wins, one 3rd, and seven top 10s. Finished the year 10th on the money list with $1,341,098 in earnings.
2014 Notes: Narrowly missed a berth in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, finishing 31st in single-season earnings. Was among the top 30 through the first eight months of the season but slipped outside after the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in late September and was never able to regain a spot. His best finish of the year was 5th at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, the first event of the season. He married Jessica Somers the day after the tournament at Hualalai. Made three starts on the PGA Tour, missing the cut at the Frys.com Open and the Wyndham Championship. Also withdrew at the Farmers Insurance Open after one round.
2015 Notes: Was 3rd at the Greater Gwinnett Championship after rounds of 68-67 at TPC Sugarloaf. Was three shots back after 36 holes before heavy rain canceled the final round. Got his season off to a nice start at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Was the 18-hole leader and shared the 36-hole lead with eventual winner Miguel Angel Jimenez. Saw his chances slip away in a four-hole stretch Sunday, with bogeys on Nos. 8, 9 and 11 and eventually, finished 4th. Was 34th on the money list and 40th in the Schwab rankings.
2016 Notes: Ended a nearly three-year victory drought when he went wire-to-wire to win the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Michigan. Tied the tournament record for best opening-round and overall 18-hole score (9-under-par 62), and then shattered records for a best 36-hole score (14-under-par 128) and best 54-hole total (14-under-par 199). His 72-hole score of 19-under-par 265 surpassed the previous mark of 268 by Sam Snead in 1973. He became the first player to go wire-to-wire in the event since Jack Nicklaus in 1991. The win ended a 55-event victory drought on the Champions Tour. Followed his victory in Michigan with a T-6th at the Principal Charity Classic the following week in Iowa. Had a T-6th at the PowerShares QQQ. In 21 starts, he had three top-10s and was 27th on the money list and 23rd on the Schwab Ranking.
2017 Notes: Started his year with a T-8th finish at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Did not register another top-10 in 17 additional starts, finishing 65th on the money list.
2018 Notes: Played in 23 PGA Tour Champions event with seven top-10 finishes. Gotten off to a hot start, after finishing 23rd at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai was 6th in his next start at the Boca Raton Championship. Next event was T-10th at the Chubb Classic, T-5th a the Cologuard Classic then T-6th at Toshiba Classic. Got back onto the top-ten train with a T-8th at the Regions Tradition. Was T-5th at the Ally Challenge shooting 66 in the final round and T-9th at the Sanford International. Had a 35th-place finish in the Charles Schwab Cup. His four-consecutive top-10s in February-March tied the longest streak of his career.
2019 Notes: At the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, played in Sunday's final group for the first time since the 2016 Invesco QQQ Championship. Carded a final-round 72 and finished T-10th. T-7th with partner Lee Janzen at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 796, Cuts Made: 553 (69%), Top Tens: 93 (12%) , Rounds: 2459, Scoring Avg: 71.16, Career Earnings: $21,647,507 - Best Finish: 1st (10 times)
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Career Totals for Rocco Mediate per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
  
18
  
  
  
  
  
  
17%
  
  
  
  
70.6
  
70.570.470.470.4----
  
  
  
  
  
4%
  
  
  
  
  
29%
  
  
70.7
  
  
71.071.0
  
----
  
27
  
70%
  
  
  
  
7
  
  
52%
  
  
  
  
71.071.270.4
  
----$598,328
251872%
  
  
1
  
  
  
  
  
81
  
  
70.9
  
71.171.4
  
----$963,075
  
19
  
  
  
3
  
6
  
9
  
  
71.5
  
70.172.070.970.9
  
----
  
27
  
63%
  
  
27%3
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.972.0
  
----
  
2420
  
0
  
  
8%
  
  
938%
  
70.070.7
  
72.470.371.871.0----
  
27
  
  
  
0%
  
  
2
  
4
  
88
  
71.6
  
  
71.372.171.7----$1,420,875
  
  
  
  
0%00%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.870.771.671.1----
  
312581%
  
0%0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.571.071.1
  
----$129,829
30
  
  
  
0%00%
  
  
  
27%
  
71.1
  
  
  
70.871.4
  
----
  
  
842%0
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.5
  
  
  
71.971.171.7----$257,692
23
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
30%
  
  
  
70.569.370.168.869.969.869.9----
  
242292%14%28%
  
25%
  
42%87
  
  
  
70.771.071.271.1----$688,828
2120
  
  
  
  
5%
  
  
1257%
  
  
70.371.8
  
70.971.7
  
----$678,836
  
19
  
  
4%
  
4%
  
  
  
  
60
  
  
72.8
  
71.372.8
  
----$837,554
  
1142%
  
  
1
  
14%
  
  
  
  
71.3
  
  
71.370.671.1----$1,141,487
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
5
  
  
  
  
  
  
69.4
  
71.070.370.7----
  
21
  
  
  
  
3
  
  
24%
  
48%
  
  
  
70.1
  
69.770.3
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
2
  
7
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.6
  
70.770.5
  
----$650,400
  
  
71%0
  
2
  
  
  
10
  
  
  
71.070.0
  
71.270.1
  
----$475,255
  
17
  
  
  
  
  
  
15%840%
  
  
70.471.471.871.171.571.2----
  
  
  
84%
  
  
  
4%
  
  
13
  
68
  
  
69.471.370.669.670.2----$622,173
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
18%
  
  
71.072.9
  
70.871.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
6%
  
  
211%51
  
72.872.8
  
72.171.8
  
----
  
31
  
61%
  
  
  
3%1
  
  
  
95
  
  
  
70.471.971.0
  
----$112,095
2416
  
00%
  
  
1
  
8
  
  
72.0
  
  
  
70.971.271.0----
  
2710
  
  
  
  
0%
  
4%4
  
  
73.2
  
  
73.072.872.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
0
  
00%
  
  
  
  
  
70.3
  
72.9
  
70.372.5
  
----$484,757
  
15
  
  
  
  
  
1
  
3
  
  
  
  
72.0
  
71.171.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
1
  
233%
  
72.770.6
  
69.371.772.3
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
0%
  
0%
  
  
  
70.869.6
  
  
70.272.1
  
----
  
  
  
50%00%00%00%1
  
4971.5
  
  
74.171.673.172.1----$145,899
  
  
33%0
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
71.5
  
72.672.1
  
----
  
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals7935531044932382453$21,647,507
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.