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Rod Pampling

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 9/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 175

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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. Jan 5 - 7:49 PM

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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.
Jan 4 - 9:25 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

Rod Pampling polished off the Emirates Australian Open with a course-record, 10-under-par 30-31=61 and posted 6-under 278, good for a fourth-place finish and a berth into the 2016 Open Championship.

The top three, not otherwise exempt into the season's third major, inside the top 10 at The Australian Golf Club in Rosebery gained exemptions into the field of 156 at Royal Troon next July. Pampling opened with bogey at the par-4 first hole, and then gunned it for nine birdies before walking off with eagle-3 at the last. Champion Matt Jones grabbed the first exemption into The Open, but co-runners-up Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth were already exempt, thus making available a spot for Pampling, who will be making his ninth start in the major. A tiebreaker was needed to determined the final berth. Fellow Aussies Nick Cullen (No. 379 in the Official World Golf Ranking) and Lincoln Tighe (No. 1,022) shared fifth at 3-under 281. Neither of whom was already exempt for The Open, so Cullen got the nod for having the better world ranking. He missed the cut in 2012 in his only previous appearance.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Rod Pampling withdrew from the Sanderson Farms Championship with one hole to complete in his second round.

The Aussie simply didn't return to the Country Club of Jackson to button up the loop. He was 1-under-par on the round but only 1-under through 35 holes with a cut line two strokes lower. Believe it or not, this is his first mid-tournament WD in 322 PGA TOUR starts. He'll try again at next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba where he placed T63 in his only previous appearance in 2011. Pampling will need to put points on the board if he's going to make any noise in the Tour reshuffle category this fall.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Rod Pampling readies for his sixth Sanderson Farms Championship and second at this year's venue, the Country Club of Jackson.

In his 85th career start on the Tour, Pampling went wire-to-wire to win the BMW Charity Pro-Am in mid-May for his maiden title. He would eventually finish 17th on the regular-season money list, despite making just 13 starts, and graduated from the Tour for a second time (2001). In the Finals, he posted MC-MC-T56-T24, good for 39th on the priority rankings. The 46-year-old made 10 starts on the PGA TOUR last season cashing six times and finished 192nd in the FedExCup standings, missing the Playoffs for a third consecutive year. One of his paydays was a T66 at the SFC on rounds of 74-68-73-74.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Rod Pampling finished the 2014 Barracuda Championship in fifth place and returns this week for another crack at Montrêux Golf and Country Club.

Pampling is 9-for-9 at this event, including six top 25s to his name. The Aussie currently ranks 12th on the Tour money list, a good conduit to PGA TOUR status next year. The two-time PGA TOUR winner makes for an interesting sleeper this week in Reno.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 08:29:00 AM

Rod Pampling turns his attention to TPC Deere Run for this week's John Deere Classic.

The Aussie finds his way back to the Quad Cities for his sixth start at this event. Previously, he's collected three paydays with a T15 in 2010 being his best. Playing without a TOUR card, he is 4-for-7 on the season, including a pair of top 25s. Pampling is playing with a little less pressure and more confidence after a wire-to-wire victory on the Tour in May.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 08:06:00 AM

Rod Pampling went wire-to-wire at the BMW Charity Pro-Am to claim his first Tour title with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round.

Pampling ends his week at 25-under 261. His final lap around Thornblade Club featured seven birdies and two pars. A 1.519 putting average illustrates the key to his success. The two-time winner on the PGA TOUR is in an excellent position to earn a 2015-16 TOUR card with this victory.
Sun, May 17, 2015 06:02:00 PM