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Rod Pampling

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (48) / 9/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 175

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Rod Pampling cruised to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 during round one of the Houston Open, positioning himself nicely after the morning wave comes to an end.
Pampling split 11 (of 14) fairways today and from there he landed 13 greens. It was the flat stick that did most of the heavy lifting, though. The Texas resident sprinkled five putts from outside 13 feet, including a 33'2" birdie bomb at the 14th. Pampling walked off the course gaining 4.482 strokes with the flat stick. Entering the week he was 5-for-6 at this event with four of those cuts made doubling as top 30s. Mar 29 - 5:32 PM

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World No. 304 Rod Pampling readies for his seventh Houston Open and checks in at 193rd in the FedExCup standings.

This is the Texas resident's first appearance since T29 in 2012 and has cashed five times with a best of T18 in 2005. He does own two career top-3 finishes in Texas but those were at Colonial CC in Fort Worth, most recently a T2 in 2008. The 48-year-old is 5-for-7 on the season with a pair of T47s his best, including at the AT&T Pebble Beach two starts and seven weeks ago. After failing to qualify for the FEC Playoffs for four straight seasons (2013-2016), the Aussie had a resurgence last year, finishing 74th in FEC points, highlighted by his third TOUR title (368 events) at the Shriners.
Mar 28 - 7:40 PM

Rod Pampling put on a clinic last year at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, winning by two strokes, and returns this year for a chance to defend his title at TPC Summerlin.

Pampling opened last year's edition with an 11-under 60 to tie the course record. That blemish-free round included seven birdies and a pair of eagles. He gained 5.72 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.59 strokes putting in that round alone. It went in the books as his third career PGA TOUR win, first since 2006, though. In hindsight, the lone indicator heading into the week was 4.8 strokes gained approaching-the-green at the Sanderson Farms just one week earlier. He doesn't have any similar form this year, arriving with 11 straight finishes outside the top 50. The 48-year-old is still enjoying the status benefits that came with the victory, but it would be very surprising to see him near the top of the leaderboard again this week.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 04:35:00 PM

World No. 192 Rod Pampling readies for his sixth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and checks in at 60th in the FedExCup standings.

This is the Aussie's first WGC-BI since T56 in 2008 and qualified from his win at the Shriners back in November, where he won as a 250/1 outright. He has three top 25s, including a best of T13 in 2005, and owns a 70.60 scoring average at Firestone CC (par 70) in 20 career rounds. Overall, it's the 47-year-old's 16th WGC event, first since 2009, with two prior top 10s: T9 at the 2009 CA Championship (Doral), and T9 at the 2008 Match Play. He's 10-for-18 on the season with two top 25s, most recently T17 at the no-cut SBS TOC, with the Shriners win his lone top 10.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Rod Pampling carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, staking a spot just outside the top 10 heading into the weekend on 4-under 136.

The Aussie started slow out of the gates today with his first six approach shots landing outside the 20-foot bubble. He picked up the pace from there, circling birdies in four of his next five holes, with the highlight being an 18'11" splash at the par-4 eighth. At the midpoint, he ranks T3 in GIR percentage but just 47th in strokes gained approach-the-green. His biggest weapon has been the flat stick as he's gained 4.332 strokes putting after two rounds (6th in the field). Pampling has gone nine straight events since recording a top 25 so gamers should not expect miracles over the weekend.
Fri, May 19, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Rod Pampling will get his 10th look at TPC Sawgrass when he takes on the field at this week's PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The 3-time TOUR winner enters the week with a 6-for-12 record on the season. That has him positioned 31st in the FedExCup race, largely thanks to his win at the Shriners. The Aussie will be making his first trip back to TPC Sawgrass since 2012, a year in which he finished T56. That ho-hum finish was actually his third-best effort at THE PLAYERS, with a T27 in 2005 being the highlight. Currently ranked 109th in driving accuracy this season, Pampling will need to have his best recovery game if he wants to contend this week.
Mon, May 8, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Rod Pampling eased his way to a 4-under-par 35-34=69 during round one of the SBS Tournament of Champions. UPDATE: Pampling added rounds of 71-72-69 to finish up on 11-under 281, currently T15 on the leaderboard.

The Aussie failed to birdie either of the front-nine par 5s. He did manage two birdies before the turn, offset by a lone bogey at the par-4 seventh where he found a greenside bunker. The highlight of that outward nine was a 21'3" birdie bomb at the par-4 sixth. Four holes later he splashed home a very similar birdie putt (21'9"). Pampling cruised home with two easy birdies on the par 5s (15th and 18th). On the day Pamping split 13 (of 15) fairways, found 15 greens in regulation, and gained 0.990 strokes putting. The 47-year-old entered the week amidst a run of nice form, and is holding true to that form early on in the week.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Rod Pampling returns to Kapalua Resort following a nine-year recess as he readies for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

The three-time PGA TOUR winner is making his third start in this event, but first since 2007. His two previous appearances have produced T19 and T22 finishes. This time he used the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as his conduit into the field. That win came in his latest PGA TOUR start but he went home after that to find a T4 in the Emirates Australian Open and a T15 in the Australian PGA Championship. The 47-year-old is playing good golf at the moment, so gamers should consider riding the relatively hot hand while it lasts.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 09:25:00 AM

Beginning the final round one shot back of 54-hole leader Lucas Glover, World No. 451 Rod Pampling, a pre-tourney 250/1 outright, spun a 6-under-par 31-34=65 to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on 20-under 264, two clear of Brooks Koepka and three better than Glover, who shot 69.

The 47-year-old, the first- and second-round leader, claims his third PGA TOUR title in his 342nd career start, first since the 2006 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Making his seventh Shriners appearance, first since T68 in 2012, he led by two after a course-record-tying 60 in R1, and led by one at the midpoint with 68, just his second career 36-hole lead/co-lead (2006 DEAN & DELUCA, solo 3rd). The Aussie, who got into the field on a clerical error, dipped to T2 with a third-round 71. Playing with Glover and Koepka in the final group, he went out in blemish-free 4-under to reclaim the lead by one before bogeys on 10 and 12. The Tour grad bounced back with three straight birdies on 13-15 and walked off with a 32-footer for birdie-3 at the 18th. The win, his first in his last 221 events, comes with a two-year exemption and among other goodies, a return trip to the Masters.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 06:51:00 PM

First- and second-round leader Rod Pampling patched together an even-par 35-36=71 in today's third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to post 14-under 199, down one spot into two-way T2, one back of 54-hole leader Lucas Glover, who shot 65.

After opening in 60-68, the 47-year-old began the third round with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Koepka and three clear of Chris Kirk, who completed the final threesome. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and a week-low 13 greens in regulation, posting a disappointing 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.935 SG: Putting. The transplanted Texan circled just three birdies, two from inside of nine feet and a 25-footer from the fringe, but cancelled them with three bogeys, two failed scrambles and a 3-putt from 49'9" at the par-3 eighth. He's chasing his third TOUR title in his 342nd career start, first since the 2006 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, overnight leader Rod Pampling tacked on a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to post 14-under 128 and the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With second-round play completed Saturday morning, Pampling has a one shot lead over Brooks Koepka.

The 47-year-old began the second frame with a two-shot lead over two players, including pre-tourney co-fave Brooks Koepka, who shot 67 and is in at 13-under 129. Chasing a career-low bogey-free 60, which also tied the course record, he hit the same number of greens in regulation in R2, 15, but squared three bogeys this time, slightly diminishing six birdies. The Tour grad was in positive territory in all strokes gained categories in R2 with the exception of SG: Putting, where he dipped to a -1.035, including three missed scoring chances from inside of eight feet lowlighted by a whiff from 34 inches at the par-5 13th for birdie. Five of his six birdies traveled greater than seven feet with a long of 24 feet at the par-4 second.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Rod Pampling went unconscious at TPC Summerlin en route to a course-record-tying bogey-free, 11-under-par 29-31=60 during the opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, staking his claim as the early clubhouse leader.

The Tour graduate cracked the field this week thanks to a clerical error that expanded the size by 12 golfers. He's taking full advantage of the surprise opportunity so far. On day one he gave himself 10 par-breaking chances from inside 16 feet. On top of that, he also holed out for eagle from 134 yards at the par-4 sixth. He would later add a more conventional eagle at the par-5 16th when he stuck his 233-yard approach to just six inches from the cup. Overall, he walked off the course gaining 6.263 strokes approaching-the-green. In a round full of highlights it's also worth noting he chipped in from 70'11" for birdie at the par-3 third. Pampling stood over an 11'7" birdie putt at the par-4 18th but it slide just past, forcing him to "settle" for 60. The 47-year-old Aussie had previously posted rounds of 63 twice over his 1,074 round PGA TOUR career, so this easily eclipses that as his new low round on the big stage.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:20:00 PM Tour grad Rod Pampling prepares for his seventh playing of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where he owns a 3-for-6 record with one top-25 finish in 2005 (T16).

If you exclude The 25 from the regular season, the 47-year-old finished 11th in the Tour Finals with three top 25s in the three events that ultimately were contested. The season before, he was 17th in WCT regular-season money with three top 10s in 13 events, including his win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, his lone title on the junior circuit in 97 career starts. In 51 events on the PGA TOUR the last four seasons, the transplanted Texan has two top 10s and hasn't made the FedExCup Playoffs since finishing 107th in 2012. He's 1-for-2 so far this season with a T42 last week at the Sanderson Farms on 5-under 283 (67-72-75-69).
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 11:14:00 AM

Rod Pampling makes his way back to TPC Four Seasons for a 15th appearance at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson.

The Double Oak, Texas, resident is just 30 minutes from home this week. Playing out of the 39th slot on the Tour graduate reshuffle, parlaying home turf advantage into a nice finish could go a long way toward earning some additional starts over the summer. Pampling finished T22 here last year and sports a 9-for-14 record overall at the Byron Nelson. Gamers should give Pampling a look in deeper formats such as DFS.
Tue, May 17, 2016 10:34:00 PM

Rod Pampling preps for his 328th career PGA TOUR start as he turns his attention toward this week's Valero Texas Open.

The Texas resident is 2-for-5 at this event, just 0-for-1 since the course change to the current venue of JW Marriott TPC San Antonio. He enters the week ranked 194th in the FedExCup standings which is familiar ground as he's finished outside the top 190 each of the past three seasons. There is nothing that screams out for gamers to play Pampling, so it's probably a good idea to just skip over the Aussie as you set your rosters this week.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 06:21:00 PM