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Harrington leads by two

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington took advantage of benign conditions and a rain-softened course Friday to fire a 4-under 68 in the second round and move two shots in front at

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Lightning halts Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Skip Kendall, Jay Haas, Rocco Mediate, Bob Tway and Kevin Sutherland shared the lead Thursday in the opening round of The Players Championship when play was sus

Match Play Results

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Second-round results from the Accenture Match Play Championship. Overall seedings in parenthesis:

Woods, Mickelson reach third round

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson moved into the third round of the rain-soaked Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday and defending champion Kevin Sutherland

Match Play Pairings

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for Thursday's second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship. Overall seedings in parenthesis. Times EST.

Accenture Match Play Results

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- First-round results at the Accenture Match Play Championship. Overall seedings in parenthesis:

WGC-Match Play Pairings

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for Wednesday's opening round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play. Overall seedings in parenthesis. Times EST.

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Davis Love wins at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Davis Love III saw a three-shot lead disappear over the closing holes Sunday and then birdied the famed, par-5 18th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links to defeat Tom

Davis Love takes Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Davis Love shot his second straight 5-under-par 67 on Saturday to grab a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Jim Furyk takes Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to open a one-shot lead over a group of five players midway through the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Mickelson to make 2003 debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- With Tiger Woods continuing to nurse a knee injury and Ernie Els opting to compete in Singapore, Chris DiMarco has a chance to do something that no golfer has d

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Rocco Mediate
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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rocco Mediate."
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