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Rodney Pampling (born 23 September 1969) is an Australian professional golfer.

Rod Pampling
Rod Pampling 2008 US Open cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full nameRodney Pampling
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 49)
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Australia;
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
Career
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (joined 2002)
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour (2009)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
European Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia2
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT5: 2005
PGA ChampionshipT14: 2003
U.S. OpenT14: 2008
The Open ChampionshipT27: 2004, 2007

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Golf careerEdit

Pampling was born in Redcliffe, Queensland.[1] He turned professional in 1994.[1] He began his tournament golf career on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he won the 1999 Canon Challenge,[2] and also spent time on the NGA Hooters Tour, a developmental tour in the United States. In 2000 and 2001 he played on the PGA Tour's official developmental tour, the Buy.com Tour, now called the Web.com Tour, and did well enough in his second season to gain promotion to the full PGA Tour.

In 1999, Pampling shot a 71 at Carnoustie during the opening round of the Open Championship, leading the field. However, he shot an 86 in the second round to miss the cut.[3]

He achieved his first PGA Tour win at The International in 2004[4] and his second at the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational,[5] which took him into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.[6] He continues to play a few events in his home country each year during the northern hemisphere winter. He won the Sportsbet Australian Masters at Huntingdale Golf Club, Melbourne in November 2008, beating Marcus Fraser in a 3-hole playoff after the two players tied at a 12-under par 276.[7] As a European Tour co-sanctioned event, that win also earned him a two-year exemption on that tour.

After a rough 2010, Pampling played the 2011 season with limited status as a past champion and through sponsor invites. He received a limetime invitation to the AT&T National from tournament director Greg McLaughlin after personally trying to thank each tournament director that gave him a sponsor exemption during the 2011 season. Pampling clawed his way to 124th on the PGA Tour, regaining his Tour card by just over $2,000.[8] Pampling finished the 2012 season 127th on the money list, just missing a PGA Tour card by two spots and $26,617. From 2013 to 2015, Pampling alternated between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.

Pampling won the Web.com Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am in 2015 and regained his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals in 2015 and 2016. He earned his first PGA Tour win in ten years at the 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.[9] A clerical error allowed Pampling and eleven other golfers entry into the field, increasing the field from 132 to 144.[10]

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 8 Aug 2004 The International 31 points (15-7-7-2=31) 2 points   Alex Čejka
2 19 Mar 2006 Bay Hill Invitational −14 (70-65-67-72=274) 1 stroke   Greg Owen
3 6 Nov 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −20 (60-68-71-65=264) 2 strokes   Brooks Koepka

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 30 Nov 2008
(2009 season)
Sportsbet Australian Masters −12 (71-68-70-67=276) Playoff   Marcus Fraser

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2008 Sportsbet Australian Masters   Marcus Fraser Won with par on third extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)Edit

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 17 May 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am −25 (63-63-69-66=261) 2 strokes   Kelly Kraft

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T5 T16 T37
U.S. Open CUT CUT T32 CUT T14 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T27 T78 T35 T27 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T14 T55 CUT CUT T42 CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open 70 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 4 29 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2003 PGA – 2005 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championship eventsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Match Play R64 R64 R32 R16
Mexico Championship T37 NT1 T41 T38 T28
Bridgestone Invitational T14 T13 T45 T14 T56
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T9
Match Play R64
Bridgestone Invitational T74
HSBC Champions T40

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Pampling gets first tour title in Australia". Golf Today. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Pampling makes a clean cut from the past at Carnoustie". Reuters. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  4. ^ Stone, Peter (10 August 2004). "Pampling makes it six for Oz". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney.
  5. ^ Verdi, Bob (16 August 2006). "G'days indeed for the Aussie Invasion". ESPN.
  6. ^ "Rod Pampling wins the Bay Hill Invitational and jumps to number 29". Official World Golf Ranking. 20 March 2006.
  7. ^ "Pampling wins Australian Masters". BBC Sport. 30 November 2008.
  8. ^ Notes: Players thankful for sponsor exemptions
  9. ^ "Rod Pampling wins in Las Vegas for 1st PGA Tour title since 2006". ESPN. Associated Press. 7 November 2016.
  10. ^ Gray, Will (31 October 2016). "Clerical error results in supersized Vegas field". Golf Channel.

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