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Rod Pampling |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 9/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 175
College: Australia

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Rod Pampling carded a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship, checking in three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Pampling is in the field at Copperhead by virtue of his top 10 in Puerto Rico on Sunday. He's making the most of it early. He went 5-for-14 in scoring chances with five birdies. The longest rolled just 10-and-a-half feet. Given the fact that he's playing this season on Past Champion status, playing time will be hard to come by, but if he continues to play well, sponsors might be lining up to book the 45-year-old. Mar 12 - 6:02 PM

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Rod Pampling has committed to this week's Valspar Championship.

The Aussie's top 10 at the Puerto Rico Open clinched the berth into this week's event. Pampling tied for 10th on the island and climbed to 197th in the FedExCup standings. He last pegged it at Copperhead in 2012, but missed the cut.
Mar 9 - 12:29 PM

Rod Pampling punctuated his Puerto Rico Open with an eagle-3 at the 72nd hole to post 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's finale.

Pampling birdied the eighth, 10th and 11th holes before back-pedaling with a 6 at the par-4 13th. After four straight pars, he gathered those two lost strokes with a 3 at the last. He's in the books at 5-under 283 and sits one stroke off the 72-hole clubhouse lead but just outside the top 10 on the leaderboard. It's a nice injection into a season that had featured no better than a T65 (Pebble Beach) among two paydays in as many starts.
Mar 8 - 3:08 PM

Rod Pampling added a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his second round of the Puerto Rico Open to reach the midpoint in 3-under 141, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After hitting only nine greens on Thursday, Pampling found 10 today and still limited the carnage to a lone bogey at the par-4 14th hole. He circled birdies at the par-3 11th and par-5 fifth to secure another red number when the odds were stacked against it given the challenge in scoring at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. Crafty veterans -- are there any other kind? -- tend to emerge when patience is at a premium. The Aussie is one of many lurking on the island entering the weekend.
Mar 6 - 4:01 PM

Rod Pampling carded a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

The Aussie split 10 (of 14) fairways, but he hit only nine greens in regulation. While he squared three bogeys, Pampling compensated with five birdies to get the most out of his round. He made news in 2011 (among gamers, at least) when he qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs on Past Champion status. That's where he is again this season, but he shows enough flashes of old form on occasion that we shouldn't rule out another run at the Playoffs or at least fully exempt status next season via the Tour where he already has a T8 on the board in 2015.
Mar 5 - 11:37 AM

Rod Pampling crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

So many of the touring pros long in the tooth have played well today that you have to wonder if this is an old-timer's game. The Aussie went 5-for-5 in scrambling and dropped six birdies, including on all four par 5s. He checked up two strokes off the clubhouse lead. It's his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since he opened the 2013 Travelers with a 65 as well. Pampling will be gunning to keep this rally rolling at Spyglass Hill in the second round.
Feb 12 - 5:02 PM

Rod Pampling turns his attention to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for his first start on the PGA TOUR in 2015.

Pampling is actually trending well headed into this event. He holds only Past Champion status in 2014-15, so he's been relegated mainly to the Tour. He played both of the 2015 Tour events, tying for 40th in Panama before a T8 in Colombia last week. He has made four of his seven cuts at Pebble Beach, with one of those going for a top 10. One could make a case that he actually has some value in deeper formats.
Feb 10 - 8:27 PM

Rod Pampling competes in this week's Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson.

The Aussie gained entry into this event via his Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR. That status afforded him seven starts in 2013-14, so his starts are both rare and precious. It's not out of the question for him to contend, as he did when he finished fifth in the Barracuda Championship in his last PGA TOUR start.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Rod Pampling has been removed from the published field of this week's Wyndham Championship.

He's scheduled to compete in this week's News Sentinel Open on the Tour where he's 34th in earnings. As a result of the decision, he's going to turn a nifty trick on the PGA TOUR. Pampling is currently 201st in the FedExCup standings, so he's going to be place outside the top 200 despite a top-five finish. Of course, a solo fifth at the Barracuda isn't equivalent to the same finish in an event that awards a full value of FedExCup points, but consider that he also cashed in three previous starts; alas, none went for a top 60. Say this about the Aussie: He has a knack of sticking around and making noise often enough to warrant our attention. If he graduates from the Tour or survive the Finals, he'll be worth a flier in deep formats in 2014-15.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Rod Pampling grabbed 11 points in his final round of the Barracuda Championship with a 5-under-par 35-32=67 to nab a top-five finish with 36 points.

It was a big week for the Aussie, entering the week 242nd in the FedExCup standings and playing with only Past Champion Status. Four of his six birdies at Montrêux G&CC fell from outside of 10 feet, highlighted by a 22'3" effort at the par-5 second hole. He was projected to move inside the top 200 in the FEC standings at the time of his posting. That is significant because the top 200 gain entry into the Finals regardless of what they've done on the Tour. It also means he has the option to play in the Wyndham Championship in two weeks.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Rod Pampling picked off 11 points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship and sits five points adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.

Pampling crashed this field on merit, which isn't saying much since he's 3-for-6 on the season and hasn't finished inside a top 60 since last year's stop in Reno (T26). He hit 14 greens in regulation today and buried six birdies against one bogey. Despite a forgettable season, he started the week slotted 194th in FedExCup points. So, the next time you want to complain when a guy doesn't qualify for the Tour Finals, remember these stats.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Rod Pampling has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic. UPDATE: He was removed approximately six hours later.

The Aussie was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was one of many to gain entry today following numerous withdrawals. He's flashed form at times this season, but sits outside the top 220 on TOUR in FedExCup points and earnings. It's been over two years since his last top 25 on the circuit. Pampling is 3-for-5 at TPC Deere Run with a T15 in 2010.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Rod Pampling posted a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, coming to rest just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Like the old days. Pampling hit only 10 greens in regulation today, but he wrangled five birdies, three of which during an inward, bogey-free 3-under. The late par breakers included respective rolls from 12'8" and 19'3" at Nos. 11 and 14. This is his first sub-70 on the PGA TOUR since he opened he opened the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship with a 69. However, the Aussie went on to miss that cut following a second-round 73. So, if for whatever reason you're on board, keep holding your breath.
Thu, May 15, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Rod Pampling crafted a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the opening round of the WNB Golf Classic and shared the lead with Andrew Putnam and Trevor Murphy.

Pampling began his day on the back nine at Midlands CC, circling four birdies to just one bogey, then adding three more birdies on the front. His 14 GIR were tied for 11th in the tournament on what proved to be a breezy day in Texas. The Aussie has never won on the Tour despite winning twice the PGA TOUR over the years.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Rod Pampling has been added to the published field of this week's Puerto Rico Open.

Pampling was the sixth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Shawn Stefani withdrew. The Aussie has cashed in each of the last three editions of the PRO, including a T25 in 2012. This supports reasoning to consider him in weekly salary games where he'll come cheap despite the fact that he's stuck with Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 01:36:00 PM