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Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.

Langer completes ACE Group Classic win

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer wrapped up his 17th Champions Tour victory Sunday with an even-par 72 in the final round and finished the ACE Group Classic at 12-under 204.

Langer takes 1st-round lead at ACE Classic

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer shot a bogey-free 62 Friday to take a 3-stroke lead in the first round of the ACE Group Classic on the Champions Tour.

Mediate completes Allianz victory in debut

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate carded a 1-under 71 Sunday, good enough to hang on for a two-stroke win at the Allianz Championship in his first Champions Tour appearance.

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Rocco Mediate's 61 earns Allianz lead

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate fired a course-record 11-under 61 Saturday to grab a three-stroke lead at the Allianz Championship.

Langer, Pernice tied on Champions Tour

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer and Tom Pernice Jr. each shot a 6-under-par 66s Friday to tie for the lead after one round of the Allianz Championship.

O'Hern shoots low round of PGA Tour career

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Nick O'Hern turned in the lowest score of his PGA Tour career Thursday, a 9-under 62 that gave him a three-shot lead at the Frys.com Open.

Mathis seeks first PGA Tour victory

CROMWELL, Conn., June 21 (UPI) -- David Mathis, hoping for a breakthrough week on the PGA Tour, shot a 6-under 64 Thursday that gave him the lead at the Travelers Championship.

Levin, Stanley share Farmers lead

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley, neither of whom has won on the PGA Tour, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Mediate's 4th eagle earns Frys.com win

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate notched his fourth eagle in as many days Sunday, rebounding to win the Frys.com Open after earlier surrendering a three-stroke lead.

Mediate gets 3rd eagle, holds Frys lead

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate notched an eagle for the third straight round Saturday, holding on to his three-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Frys.com Open.

Mediate builds three-shot lead

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate took a three-shot lead Friday and David Duval surged into contention after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

Mediate leads on PGA Tour

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate, whose top career highlight came in a tournament he did not win, grabbed the lead Thursday after one round of the Frys.com Open.
Tiger Woods to return next week

Tiger Woods to return next week

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods said on his Web site Thursday he will compete for the first time this season at next week's Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.
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Rocco Mediate watches his drive off of the 11th tee box during the first round of the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on July 2, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Rocco Anthony Mediate (born December 17, 1962) is an American professional golfer with multiple PGA Tour wins.

Mediate was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. According to the Golf Channel, he is the son of a barber and has Italian ancestral heritage. Mediate attended Florida Southern College and was a member of the golf team. His close friend Lee Janzen, another PGA Tour pro, also played there. They helped lead Florida Southern to the 1985 Division II national team championship.

Mediate turned professional in 1985. His golfing career has been marred by back trouble. Early on, he compensated by using a long putter. In 1991 he became the first player to win on the PGA Tour using a long putter when he won the Doral-Ryder Open. He picked up another victory at the 1993 KMart Greater Greensboro Open, but he then had a long layoff due to a ruptured disk. He underwent major back surgery in 1999, but lost practically five years of his career. Back pain returned in 2004 and later nearly ended his career.

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