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PLAYER PROFILES ROCCO MEDIATE BERNHARD LANGER DAVID FROST


Birthdate/place:


August 27, 1957 in Anhausen, Germany Height: 5-9 Weight: 160


Birthdate/place:


December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, PA. Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 2013 Victory:


Allianz Championship Career Victories: 1


« THIS WIN IS HUGE, I’M A LITTLE BIT SHOCKED. I WANT TO EARN THE


RESPECT OF GUYS OUT HERE. » – ROCCO MEDIATE


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Mediate


became the 16th player in history to win his first Champions Tour event when he was a two-stroke winner over Tom Pernice, Jr., and Bernhard Langer at the Allianz Championship in February. He led by three strokes after 36 holes following a career- best and tournament-record, 11- under-par 61 and held off a final- round charge by Pernice and Langer for the win.


His first PGA TOUR


win also came in south Florida, at the 1991 Doral-Ryder Open.


DID YOU KNOW: Mediate grew up in Greensburg (PA), just miles from Arnold Palmer’s home in nearby Latrobe. He played with Palmer for the first time when he was 19, at Latrobe CC.


www.pgatour.com 2013 Victories:


ACE Group Classic, Greater Gwinnett Championship


Career Victories: 18


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Langer won for the 17th time on the Champions Tour, and second time in three years in Naples, in wire-to-wire fashion, edging Jay Don Blake by a stroke at The ACE Group Classic. It marked the seventh straight year he’s claimed at least one Champions Tour event, the longest active streak. He opened with a 62 Friday, which proved to be the best start by a winner in event history. He has also recorded two runner-up finishes


early in the season. He


finished T25 in his 31st appearance at the Masters and was tied for ninth after 54 holes. He recovered from an opening 1-over par 73 with weekend rounds of 66-67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf and become the first multiple winner in 2013.


DID YOU KNOW: His father


settled in Bavaria after jumping a Russian prisoner-of-war train bound for Siberia.


« I’M CERTAINLY RELIEVED NOW HAVING WON. IT WAS DEFINITELY A GRIND. »


– BERNHARD LANGER


« I THINK THERE’S MORE PRESSURE ON HIM THAN ON ME. OBVIOUSLY ME BEING IN THE LEAD, THERE’S A BIT OF PRESSURE. HIM CHASING, HE’S GOT TO MAKE THE PUTT HE


GETS OVER ALL THE TIME. » – DAVID FROST


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Frost won his fourth Champions Tour title in wire-to-wire fashion, beating Fred Couples by five strokes at the Toshiba Classic. He birdied four of the last five holes to win easily after being just one stroke ahead of Couples after 10 holes on Sunday. His 54-hole total of 19-under 194 tied the tournament record, and his five-stroke


winning margin


also tied the tournament mark.He also started the year with a strong performance


at the Mitsubishi


Electric Championship at Hualalai, losing on the second hole of a playoff with John Cook.


DID YOU KNOW: In 1994, Frost established a 300-acre


vineyard


with brother Michael in the heart of wine-producing region of South Africa. Current David Frost Wines production is 7,000 cases.


PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2013 63


Birthdate/place:


September 11, 1959 in Cape Town, South Africa Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 2013 Victory:


Toshiba Classic Career Victories: 4


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