Jun
14
2010
Rocco Makes It to Pebble
By Stephanie Wei under General

When Rocco Mediate was the odd man out in the six dudes for five spots playoff at the US Open sectional qualifying in Columbus, OH, he walked off the course saying to the press, “Don’t even bother, guys. For the first time ever, I’m not going to say anything.” Turns out he was the first alternate on the USGA’s reallotment list.

With someone other than Nathan Green winning the St. Jude Classic, Rocco nabbed the 156th spot in the field, which is now set barring any last-minute withdrawals.

Mediate last made major headlines around two years ago when he found himself in a dramatic 18-hole playoff against Tiger Woods, whom he eventually lost to on the 19th extra hole.