Rocco Mediate, also a father of three who married twice in 2014, is among one of the richest golfers in the world.
Rocco Mediate; A Six Times Golf PGA Tour Champ
For fans of golf, Rocco Mediate needs to introduction. He is the three-time PGA Champion Tour winner and six times PGA Tour winner. Born in a middle-class family as a son of a barber, the famous golfer has been in the industry for over three decades.
And, over the years, Mediate hasn't only endured highs and lows in life professionally including the loss at the 2008 US Open when he played against Tiger Woods, but personally too when he had to end his first marriage of nearly two decades collapse into a divorce.
What Ruined Mediate's First Marriage?
Ending a marriage of twenty years is no joke and as it obviously wasn't easy for Mediate that either especially when it led him into wondering if he wrecked his sons' future. Rocco Mediate and his wife of twenty years, Linda Newell he divorced in 2008 are parents to three boys including Marco Mediate, Rocco Mediate, and Nicco Mediate.
Rocco and Linda's marriage were going just fine. After all, what did they have to worry about? Rocco's career earning did great with the family's financial condition. Linda, an independent businesswoman who sells children's book also had nothing to worry about.
But, unfortunately, their relationship wasn't meant to be forever. It was, in fact, Mediate's gambling and drinking habit that became the reason of what concluded their marriage. Linda, however, shared in a book how sorry she felt for her estranged husband's emotional and back pain.
Mediate's Second Affair Amidst The Divorce
By the time Mediate and Newell were on the discussions to finally split legally, Rocco has already moved on and found a new friendship in none other than his physical therapist, Cindy Hilfman, someone the golfer later found his emotional solace in. Matter of fact, Rocco met Cindy in 2007 when he needed to treat his pack problems.
Cindy, also a mother to a son, was as well married to another man named Greg Hilfman, an instrument player for a rock band, whom she had recently separated with. The duo kept much of their relationship private until the 2008 US Open game where neither of Rocco's children nor his then-wife attended despite the occasion having fallen on the day of Father's Day.
Not to mention, after their divorce, Linda moved to Seattle with her boys. On the other side, Rocco and Cindy couldn't last either. Although the golfer was physically, financially and emotionally there to support his new partner, even when she needed to undergo a kidney operation, they eventually broke up.
Rocco Finds Love Again
The golfer, today is married to second wife, Jessica Mediate, with whom he shares a daughter named Francesca Rose Mediate the couple welcomed in May 2015 the following year they tied the knot in January 2014 in Hawaii.
Mediate and his current wife, a sales, are believed to have met in 2009 through their mutual friends prior to what their friendship turned into a romance three years later since they first encountered. And, in 2017, when Rocco finally quit his drinking habit, he credited his new wife for being there to support him throughout it.
Mediate Previously Sold A $2 Million Mansion For $3.2 Million
Rocco Mediate, a native of Greensburg Pennsylvania, who now resides in Florida, where he has lived most of his life enjoys a career earning that has gained him a net worth of $20 million. Although he is often remembered as the man who lost to Tiger Woods who bags a net worth of $600 million, Mediate undoubtedly relishes a great sum of money.
Mediate reportedly sold his Florida mansion which was purchased for $2 million for $3.2 million in 2018. The six-bedroom mansion featured a large yard, two master golf course, eight bathrooms, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Quick Facts Of Rocco Mediate
- Alum of Florida Southern College where played golf alongside fellow Golf pro, Lee Janzen.
- Still safely keeps the $20 he won from beating Arnold Plamer when he was only 18.
- Describes himself to be a shy person until his career.
- Distanced cousin of Domenic Mediate, an American former soccer player.
- Half Italian from his father's side.
Rocco Mediate Affairs
First Affair with Linda Newell
Linda Newell, a writer and a businesswoman who sells children's books was better known as the first wife of golfer, Rocco Mediate.
Second Affair with Cindy Hilfman
Cindy Hilfman, a well known physical therapist, previously married to musician Greg Hilfman had a short-lived affair with Rocco Mediate.
Third Affair with Jessica Mediate
Jessica Mediate, who was formerly a salesperson is the second wife of professional golf, Rocco Mediate who hails from Pennsylvania.