Mediate opens 4-shot lead at Senior PGA

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) Rocco Mediate stretched his Senior PGA Championship lead to four strokes Friday at Harbor Shores, birdieing the final two holes for a 5-under 66.

"I haven't been here in a long time," Mediate said. "I'm looking forward to trying to drive it in the first fairway and see what happens from there. That's all you can really do. ... They're going to be coming and it's going to be fun. It's going to be a lot of fun. It's nervy. It's cool."

Mediate had a 14-under 128 total, four strokes better than the previous tournament record set by Sam Snead in 1973 and matched by Arnold Palmer in 1984 and Jack Nicklaus in 1991. The 53-year-old Mediate opened with a 62 on Thursday to tie the tournament and course records set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round on the Nicklaus-designed layout.

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