October 17 2010
Four eagles. That’s what Rocco Mediate has this week, all coming from off the green. The latest came from 116 yards on the drivable par-4 17th hole, which is drivable for most players except Mediate, who is not exactly the longest player in the field. It didn’t matter. He hit right over the flag and the ball spun back a few inches and into the cup. The shot may have also won Mediate the golf tournament. He now has a two-shot cushion with play all but over.
On a side note, Mediate’s hole-out was nearly trumped moments earlier when Alex Prugh almost aced No. 17 with a drive that went just past the cup. Prugh made eagle, too, and didn’t gain an inch on Mediate.
Saturday, Mediate jarred one from 111 yards on the par-5 15th. A day before that he holed out from 160 yards on No. 4, and on Thursday he had a hole-in-one on No. 3.