Round 1 Notebook: Frys.comOctober 14, 2010
Mark Stevens, PGA TOUR staff
Weather: Sunny. High of 98. Winds W/NW 10-15 mph.
First-round play was suspended due to darkness with three players still on No. 17. Those three players will complete the first-round at 8:00 a.m. The second-round will begin as scheduled at 7:10 a.m.
Rocco Mediate (1st, 7-under 64)
• Mediate matched his career best score for nine holes with a 29 on the front side today. Mediate has two other 29s in his career, the last came at the 2007 AT&T National. Mediate recorded a 30 last week at the McGladrey Classic on the back nine in the third round.
• Mediate is looking for his first top-10 of the season. Since 1986, there have only been three seasons when Mediate did not record at least one top-10 (1989, 2004 and 2006).
• Mediate is trying to make his fourth straight cut, something he has not done all year. In 2009, Mediate made 18 of 22 cuts. This year he has made just nine of 23 cuts.
• Mediate has held five other first-round leads/co-leads on TOUR. He was only able to convert his first into victory at the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open. His last first-round lead was at the 2008 British Open.
• At 47 years, 10 months, Mediate would be the oldest winner on TOUR since Kenny Perry won the 2009 Travelers Championship at 48 years, 10 months.
• Mediate recorded a 63 earlier this year at The Greenbrier Classic and a 64 at the John Deere Classic.
• Mediate made a hole-in-one on the 191 yard, par-3 third hole with a 6-iron.
Bo Van Pelt (T2, 6-under 65)
• Van Pelt, who played in his first TOUR Championship last month, is looking for his eighth top-10 finish this season. Eight top-10s would rank fourth on TOUR.
• Van Pelt has shot in the 60s in seven of his last eight rounds on TOUR. The exception was the last round at the TOUR Championship (72).
• Van Pelt has already set a personal best in money earned in a season, FedExCup finish and top-10s in a season.
• Van Pelt's only TOUR win came last year at the U.S. Bank Championship.
Paul Goydos (T2, 6-under 65)
• Goydos recorded his lowest score (65) since his 59 at the John Deere Classic in July.
• Following his 59 at the John Deere Classic, Goydos missed his next three cuts before finishing 70th at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
• John Mallinger (5-under) and Goydos (6-under) are both former golfers at Long Beach State.
Ryuji Imada (T2, 6-under 65)
• Imada shot his first round in the 60s since the first-round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in early September.
• Imada has missed 10 of his last 14 cuts on TOUR, including his last two at the Viking Classic and the McGladrey Classic.
• Imada has two top-10s this season, but his last came at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. Imada's last top-25 finish was also at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
John Mallinger (T5, 5-under 66)
• Mallinger, a native of Escondido, Calif., is No. 136 on the money list. He has not finished outside the top-100 on the money list the last three years (51-2007, 91-2008, 50-2009).
• Today marked the first time in TOUR history that three players who have shot a 59 on TOUR played in the same tournament. The three golfers with a 59 in their career include: Goydos (65), David Duval (68) and Stuart Appleby (70).
• With a win this week, Derek Lamely (3-under 68) would become the first rookie with multiple wins in a season since Todd Hamilton in 2004. Hamilton was named Rookie of the Year that season. Lamely (Puerto Rico Open) and Rory McIlroy (Quail Hollow Championship) are the only rookies to win on TOUR this season.
• Coming into this week, Aron Price (+3) was in the 125th position on the money list.
R1: 64 -- Rocco Mediate; 65 -- Ryuji Imada, Bo Van Pelt; 66 -- Michael Letzig, Will MacKenzie; 67 -- Chris Riley, Tom Pernice, Jr., Henrik Stenson; 68 -- Brett Quigley, Tom Lehman; 69 -- Dean Wilson; 70 -- Omar Uresti