Mediate competing in the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst - Photo courtesy of the USGA
Inducted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Club at Nevillewood
Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Rocco Mediate played his collegiate golf at Florida Southern College where he was a two-time All-American. Mediate joined the PGA Tour in 1986 and earned his first PGA Tour victory in 1991 at the Doral-Ryder Open. Mediate went on to win five more times on the PGA Tour from 1991 to 2010. He famously came in second in the 2008 U.S. Open Championship where he lost to Tiger Woods in an 18-hole Monday playoff. In 2013, Mediate joined the Champions Tour and won his debut event, the Allianz Championship. Mediate most recently won the 2016 Senior PGA Championship, one of the Champions Tour’s major championships. Rocco Mediate has amassed over $20 million in career earnings in his professional golf career.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.