BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Rocco Mediate is already a fan of Minnesota. This weekend, he's hoping to add a professional highlight to his personal experience in the state.
The Champions Tour rookie is engaged to a Minnesotan, Jessica Somers. The couple shares a summer home in Excelsior, a suburb west of Minneapolis. Beginning on Friday, Mediate will be one of several first-timers to play in the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities.
The fun-loving Mediate turned 50 in December. He won the Allianz Championship in February. He finished third at the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago and he was tied for 18th at last week's Senior British Open.