SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Rocco Mediate withdrew prior to the resumption of the second round, citing an injury.
Mediate was playing with the overnight leader, Mark Wilson, and had completed 14 holes when play was suspended due to darkness on Friday night. He was 1 under through that segment and 2 over for the tournament after opening with a 74.
At least now Mediate, who is a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan, won’t have to endure any trash-talking by Wilson, who is wearing his Green Bay Packers visor.
“He said something in his arm hurt but I think he was just a little bit worried about the Steelers,” Wilson said with a grin. “… I think he got a little tired of hearing "go, Pack, go" out there from all the fans. He didn't want to hear it anymore today.” – Helen Ross