Good luck charm from daughter helps Rocco Mediate to latest win |

Good luck charm from daughter helps Rocco Mediate to latest win

Bill Beckner
Rocco Mediate tees off on the sixth hole during the final round of the PowerShares QQQ Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Greensburg’s Rocco Mediate credits his lucky hat — the one decorated by his 4-year-old daughter — for having at least something to do with his latest victory on the PGA Tour Champions.

Mediate this weekend won the Sanford International, his first win on the 50-and-older circuit in three years.

His hat was decked out in flowers and designs — an art project he took with him to the tournament.

“My hat … people have been going, ‘What the heck’s on your hat?’” Mediate said in a video posted by the PGA Tour Champions. “Francesca Rose, my 4-year-old, did all this. We wrote ‘love’ on the side. We did a little design on the back. I have a white one and a black one. I have worn them the last rounds the last four weeks and I’ve shot under par. I’m always going to wear these. This week, we happened to win. I can’t wait to bring her a trophy home.”

Mediate birdied the final two holes on the way to a 6-under-par 64 Sunday at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, Minn.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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