|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Rodney Pampling|
23 September 1969 |
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour (joined 2002)
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour (2009)
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||2|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T5: 2005|
|U.S. Open||T14: 2008|
|The Open Championship||T27: 2004, 2007|
|PGA Championship||T14: 2003|
Rodney Pampling (born 23 September 1969) is an Australian professional golfer.
Pampling was born in Redcliffe, Queensland. He turned professional in 1994. He began his tournament golf career on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he won the 1999 Canon Challenge, 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.
He achieved his first PGA Tour win at The International in 2004 and his second at the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational, which took him into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. 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. 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. Pampling finished the 2012 season 127th on the money list, just missing a PGA Tour card by two spots and $26,617. In 2013 and 2014, Pampling alternated between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|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|
PGA Tour of Australasia wins
- 1999 Canon Challenge
- 2008 Sportsbet Australian Masters (co-sanctioned with European Tour – 2009 season)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T27||T78||T35||T27||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2003 PGA – 2005 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- "PGA Tour Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "Pampling gets first tour title in Australia". Golf Today. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "Pampling makes a clean cut from the past at Carnoustie". Reuters. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
- Stone, Peter (10 August 2004). "Pampling makes it six for Oz". The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney).
- Verdi, Bob (16 August 2006). "G'days indeed for the Aussie Invasion". ESPN.
- "Rod Pampling wins the Bay Hill Invitational and jumps to number 29". Official World Golf Ranking. 20 March 2006.
- "Pampling wins Australian Masters". BBC Sport. 30 November 2008.
- Notes: Players thankful for sponsor exemptions