Round 4 Notebook: Frys.com

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October 17, 2010
Mark Stevens, PGA TOUR staff

Weather: Cloudy with light rain throughout the day. High of 68 degrees. Winds W 5-8 mph.

Rocco Mediate (-15) recorded an eagle each round this week to win the Frys.com Open by one shot over Bo Van Pelt and Alex Prugh.

• Mediate opened round one with a hole-in-one on No. 3 (191 yards), then followed in round two with an eagle-2 on No. 4 (160 yards). On Saturday, Mediate recorded an eagle-3 on No. 15 (111 yards) and then made his fourth of the week on Sunday with an eagle-2 on No. 17 (116 yards).

• Since 1983, 15 players have recorded at least one eagle in each round (Four-round stroke-play events)

Year Player Event Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Grand Total
2010 Rocco Mediate Frys.com Open 1 1 1 1 4
2009 Rickie Fowler Frys.com Open 1 1 1 1 4
2008 Martin Laird Wyndham Championship 1 1 1 1 4
2007 Darron Stiles AT&T Classic 1 1 1 1 4
2005 Kenny Perry Barclays Classic 1 1 1 1 4
2003 Jim Furyk Ford Championship at Doral 1 1 1 1 4
2001 Paul Stankowski Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 1 1 1 1 4
2001 Brad Faxon Sony Open in Hawaii 1 1 1 1 4
1998 Billy Ray Brown United Airlines Hawaiian Open 1 1 1 1 4
1988 Howard Twitty FedEx St. Jude Classic 2 1 1 1 5
1988 Nick Price FedEx St. Jude Classic 1 2 2 3 8
1988 Jodie Mudd FedEx St. Jude Classic 1 1 1 2 5
1988 Davis Love III FedEx St. Jude Classic 1 1 2 1 5
1988 John Huston FedEx St. Jude Classic 1 1 2 1 5
1988 Tommy Armour III FedEx St. Jude Classic 2 1 1 1 5

Rocco Mediate (64-65-67-73--269, -15)

Rocco Mediate is the oldest wire-to-wire winner on the PGA TOUR since records were kept in 1970.

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• Mediate records his first wire-to-wire with in 591 career starts on TOUR. He joins Jason Bohn (Zurich Classic of New Orleans) as the only wire-to-wire winners on TOUR this season.

• Mediate becomes the fourth player in the 2010 season and just the 12th player since 1983 to record eagles on a par-3, par-4 and par-5 in the same week (in stroke play events on TOUR).

• Mediate is the first player since Richard S. Johnson at the 2008 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee to make an ace and go on to win.

• At 47 years, 10 months, Mediate is the oldest winner on TOUR since Kenny Perry, who won the 2009 Travelers Championship at 48 years, 10 months.

• Mediate records the seventh win by a player in their 40s this year on TOUR: Steve Stricker (2), Cameron Beckman, Ernie Els (2), Jim Furyk.

• At 47 years, 10 months, Mediate is the oldest winner on TOUR since Kenny Perry, who won the 2009 Travelers Championship at 48 years, 10 months.

• This is Mediate's 194thstart since his last victory at the 2002 Greater Greensboro Classic.

• The 54-hole leader has now won 19 of 43 times so far this season, including the last four (Jim Furyk-TOUR Championship, Bill Haas-Viking Classic, Heath Slocum-McGladrey Classic and Mediate-Frys.com Open).

• Mediate has now recorded at least one top-10 in 22 of his last 25 seasons on TOUR.

• Mediate has now finished inside the top-125 on the money list in 19 of his 25 years on TOUR.

Misc Notes

• Rookie Alex Prugh (T2) recorded his first top-10 since he opened the season with top-10s in three of his first four events (5-Bob Hope Classic, T5-Farmers Insurance Open, T10-Northern Trust Open).

• The PGA TOUR's Fall Series is a time for players to move into the top 125 on the money list and earn full exempt status on the TOUR in 2011. Below are player's ranked No. 125-130 before the Frys.com Open and how they fared this week:

No. Before Viking Player Frys.com Pos. Money No. After Frys.com
125 Aron Price T63 126
126 Troy Merritt T18 118
127 Bob Estes MC 128
128 Henrik Stenson T38 129
129 Billy Mayfair T63 131
130 Joe Ogilvie MC 134

• Scoring Averages at the par-71 CordeValle Golf Club:

Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative
Thursday 35.351 36.137 71.489 ---
Friday 35.234 35.211 70.445 70.973
Saturday 35.329 34.685 70.014 70.762
Sunday 36.306 35.847 72.153 71.010

• The par-4 sixth hole played the toughest this week, yielding a 4.290 average. The par-5 15thhole was the easiest with a 4.686 average.

Chris Stroud withdrew with a back injury

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