ROCCO MEDIATE OPENED WITH a 67 on Thursday followed by a 69 today to stay in contention at the Mylan Classic near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, not far from his hometown of Greensburg. Rocco has made 588 starts on the PGA Tour, but this is his first appearance on the Nationwide Tour as he tries to regain his 2008 form. Hard to believe it was only two years ago Rocco won $1.4 million and nearly wrestled the U.S. Open trophy away from Tiger Woods.
“I just wanted to hopefully putt better,” he said, “that’s all I’ve been trying to do all year.”
It’s been a tough 2010 campaign for the popular veteran. Rocco has made just seven cuts in 21 events and has sunk to 438th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He’ll be 48 in December.
Geoffrey Sisk is the current leader at 10 under.
−The Armchair Golfer
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