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Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the opening two rounds of The Masters. The first time listed is for Thursday, April 11. The second time listed is for Friday, Ap

Masters field

Past performances of this year's competitors in the Masters. Listing appearances, including this year's (App.); the year of the last appearance (Last); number o
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Perks wins Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- Having been hammered almost into submission by the pressure that came with the most important golfing day of his life, Craig Perks of New Zealand produced an as

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Indiana, Oklahoma reach Final Four

Paulson stays poised at Players

PONTE VEDRE BEACH, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Unheralded Carl Paulson kept his poise Saturday while some of the more familiar names in golf were faltering.

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Indiana eliminates Duke, Oklahoma rolls

Mickelson shares Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 21 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, who came up short in another duel with Tiger Woods last weekend, shared the lead with Scott Hoch and Chris DiMarco Thursday when action in the f

Players Championship Pairings

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the opening two rounds of the Players Championship:

Woods wins 30th PGA Tour event

ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods lost his lead Sunday, then regained it and pulled away from a crowd of would-be challengers to win the 30th PGA Tour event of his career, the Bay Hi

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Top seeds continue to lose

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The top seeds continued to fall by the wayside Thursday at the upset-plagued World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship.

WGC-World Match Play Pairings

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- First-round matches for the WGC-Match Play Championship, which begins Wednesday at the La Costa Resort & Spa:
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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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