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Rocco Mediate

  • Birthplace: Greensburg, Pa.
  • Residence: Naples, Fla.
  • Birthdate: December 17, 1962
  • Age: 44 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1985
  • College: Florida Southern
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Took up golf while in high school after years of playing baseball. His game did not really come together until he was in college, when Champions Tour 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 when he won the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. . .Missed most of 1994 season with ruptured disk which he underwent surgery in July of ?94.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1991 Doral Ryder Open, 1993 Kmart Greater Greensboro Open, 1999 Phoenix Open, 2000 Buick Open, 2002 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Other Victories: 1992 Perrier French Open

Career Summary

1986 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.85 (ranked 157th); money - $20,670 (ranked 174th); best finish, T9th,Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.81 (ranked 102nd); money - $112,099 (ranked 91st); best finish, T2nd, Provident Classic.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.81 (ranked 64th); money - $129,829 (ranked 92nd); best finish, T8th, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked 71st); money - $132,501 (ranked 108th); best finish, T11th, Players Championship and Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.50 (ranked 131st); money - $240,625 (ranked 62nd); best finish, T2nd Canon Greater Hartford Open. Was 2nd in Greens in Regulation (71%) in PGA Tour stats.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.31 (ranked T17th); money - $597,438 (ranked 15th); won Doral Ryder Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.85 (ranked T50th); money - $301,896 (ranked 49th); best finish, 3rd Phoenix Open and T3rd Infiniti Tournament of Champions.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.59 (ranked 36th); money - $680,623 (ranked 16th); Winner, Kmart GGO.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - GBP 45,940 (ranked 193rd); best finish, T9th, Northern Telecom.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.62 (ranked T128th); money - $105,618 (ranked 76th); best finish, T5th, FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.45 (ranked 25th); money - $475,255 (ranked 40th); best finish, 3rd, MasterCard Colonial.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.82 (ranked 53rd); money - $389,996 (ranked 78th); best finish, T4th, National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.66 (ranked T44th); money - $963,075 (ranked 37th); Winner, Phoenix Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 76 ; in money -17; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,320,278 (ranked 34th); Winner, at the Buick Open

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.67 / (43rd); driving distance - 273.6 / (88th); driving accuracy -74.3% / (20th); GIR - 67.7% / (54th); putting - 1.802 / (167th); birdie average - 3.36 per rd / (118th) / total birdies - 255; sand saves - 62.0% / (14th); scrambling - 62.0% / (37th); all-around rank - 534 / (43rd)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 69 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,474,435 (ranked 36th); best finish -2nd at the Phoenix Open and Marconi Pennsylvania Classic

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.21 / (22nd); driving distance - 278.4 / (108th); driving accuracy -71.0% / (45th); GIR - 71.0% / (10); putting - 1.753 / (45th); birdie average - 4.03 per rd / (20th) / total birdies - 278; sand saves - 59.5% / (18th); scrambling - 62.3% / (47th); all-around rank - 302 / (5th).

2002 Notes
Best financial year yet, he has earned $4.8 million in this millennium.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 75 ; in money -17; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $2,040,676 (ranked 22nd); Winner, at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.36 / (25th); driving distance - 277.3 / (126th); driving accuracy -74.4% / (20th); GIR - 69.2% / (18th); putting - 1.760 / (63rd); birdie average - 3.83 per rd / (42nd) / total birdies - 287; sand saves - 46.1% / (155th); all-around rank - 469 / (26th).

2003 Notes
Missed getting into the Tour Championship when he missed the cut at the Chrysler Championship.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 78; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,832,656; (ranked 31st); best finish - 2nd at the Mercedes Championships and Deutsche Bank Championship

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.47 / (43rd); driving distance - 280.5 / (140th); driving accuracy - 72.3% / (20th); GIR - 67.3% / (55th); putting - 1.777 / (97th); birdie average - 3.67 per rd / (76th) / total birdies - 286; sand saves - 45.4% / (148th); all-around; rank - 667 / (67th).

2004 Notes
Continued to battle back problems throughout the season...Finished outside the 125 on the PGA Tour money list for the fourth time in his 19-year career and for the first time since he finished No. 155 in 1995.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 48; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $257,692; (ranked 178th); best finish - T15th, The International.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 71.90 / (168th); driving distance - 283.4 / (131st); driving accuracy - 69.9% / (25th); GIR - 65.5% / (86th); putting - 1.800 / (162nd); birdie average - 3.29 per rd / (153rd) / total birdies - 158; sand saves - 45.0% / (151st); all-around; rank - 888 / (130th).

2005 Notes
Used his one-time exemption as top 50 all-time money winner and got back into the top-125 of the money list

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 73; in money - 135; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $696,250; (ranked 114th); best finish - T-6th at the U.S. Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.86 / (74th); driving distance - 287.7 / (108th); driving accuracy - 65.7% / (60th); GIR - 65.4% / (87th); putting - 1.798 / (156th); birdie average - 3.40 per rd / (129th) / total birdies - 248; sand saves - 42.7% / (165th); all-around; rank - 837 / (123rd).

2006 Notes
Battled back injury during the year which got him a minor medical extension for 2007.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 49; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $145,899; (ranked 206); best finish - T-16 at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic

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