The 2021 Senior PGA Championship held at the South Mountain Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma has lasted for two days. Due to bad weather, the first round of matches on Thursday was suspended at 3:48 pm local time. At 6 pm local time, it is officially called this day. This means that those players who are still in progress must arrive early on Friday to complete the rest of their first round and then also their second round.
The 58-year-old Rocco Mediate is one of them. Mediate finally played 27 holes on Friday and entered the middle of the game again after a 68-69 round. After 36 holes, his total score was 3 under par, four shots behind leader Mike Weir.
Although Phil Mickelson made headlines because of his healthy lifestyle that helped him become the oldest player to win a major at the PGA Championship, Medit shared that he has made headlines in the past few years. Nian also made positive lifestyle changes-and specifically pointed out a health regimen to help him succeed on Friday’s marathon day.
“In the past four or five years, my condition has become better,” Mediate said after his round. “I reduced a lot of weight and I spent a lot of time on VersaClimber. That’s what makes 27 holes no big deal.”
VersaClimber is a fitness equipment that can involve arms and legs in climbing sports.
“I’m not very tired,” Mediate continued. “And I keep telling [Caddy] Murph,’That’s why I climbed.’ You have days like this. It’s a wet, windy, and cruel golf course. If you get tired, the situation will get worse. .”
Although he has won 6 career victories on the PGA Tour, he is probably best known for his matchup with Tiger Woods at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines. Mediation eventually lost to Woods in the playoffs. Since then, he has embarked on a successful Champions Tour career, winning four victories, including a major: the 2016 Senior PGA Championship.
Will Mediate add another major to this week’s statistics? This remains to be seen, but one thing seems certain: energy will not be a problem.
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Post time: Jun-10-2021