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Rocco Mediate leads by three at Chubb Classic

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    Things to Know

    • Seeking his first win since 2019, Rocco Mediate holds a three-stroke lead after opening with 9-under 63, which included a front-nine 29

    Rocco Mediate, 29-34 – 63 (-9)

    • The 61-year-old seeks his fifth win on PGA TOUR Champions (228th start)
      • Last win: 2019 Sanford International
    • This is his seventh time leading/co-leading after the first round on PGA TOUR Champions
      • He is 2-for-6 converting those into victories
    • Matched the Chubb Classic’s low 18-hole score since the tournament moved to Tiburón Golf Club in 2021
      • Previous instances: Fred Couples (2021/R1), Alex Cejka (2023/R3)
      • Note: 61 is the low 18-hole score in Chubb Classic history (Tommy Armour III, 2010/R3)
    • Matched his low 18-hole score since May 2016
      • Shot a first-round 62 en route to winning the 2016 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
      • This was the fourth time he has shot 63 since then (Last: R1/2023 Sanford International)
    • Making his second start of the 2024 season, he finished T8 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
    • Has two top-10 finishes in 11 previous Chubb Classic starts (T5/2013, T10/2018)

    Other Notes

    • World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els (T2) opened with 6-under 66. The 54-year-old seeks his fourth win on PGA TOUR Champions (83rd start).
      • Last win: 2023 Hoag Classic
    • Despite bogeying Hole No. 1, Alex Cejka shot 30 on the front nine and sits T2 after a 6-under 66. The 53-year-old seeks his fourth win on PGA TOUR Champions (74th start).
      • Last win: 2023 Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex
    • Making his 32nd PGA TOUR Champions start, Mark Hensby (T2) birdied his last four holes en route to 6-under 66. The 52-year-old seeks his second win on PGA TOUR Champions.
      • Last win: 2023 Invited Celebrity Classic
    • Seeking a third consecutive win on PGA TOUR Champions, Steven Alker (T5) carded 5-under 67. With a win on Sunday, he would become the 10th player in PGA TOUR Champions history to win three consecutive starts.
      • Previously won the 2023 Charles Schwab Cup Championship and 2024 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
    • 2021 Chubb Classic champion Steve Stricker (T15) shot 3-under 69. The 56-year-old seeks his 18th win on PGA TOUR Champions (65th start).
      • Last win: 2023 Sanford International
    • Making his PGA TOUR Champions debut, Heath Slocum opened with 2-over 74 and sits T61. The four-time PGA TOUR winner turned 50 years old on February 3.
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