Rod Pampling

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Rod Pampling
Rod Pampling 2008 US Open cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rodney Pampling
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 48)
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia;
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
Turned professional 1994
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2002)
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour (2009) Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
European Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 2 Tour 1
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.

Golf career[edit]

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 Tour, now called the 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 Tour.

Pampling won the Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am in 2015 and regained his PGA Tour card through the 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
1 8 Aug 2004 The International 31 points (15-7-7-2=31) 2 points Germany Alex Čejka
2 19 Mar 2006 Bay Hill Invitational −14 (70-65-67-72=274) 1 stroke England Greg Owen
3 6 Nov 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −20 (60-68-71-65=264) 2 strokes United States Brooks Koepka

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

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

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

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

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)[edit] Tour wins (1)[edit]

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

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T5 T16 T37
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

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.


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 events[edit]

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.

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