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Rodney Pampling

   Flower Mound, Texas & Brisbane, Australia
   Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Turned Pro:
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175
   September 22, 1969
Age: 33
   Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

Player Notes

Played the Australasian Tour during the winter and the Hooters Tour during the summer to support career before concentrating efforts primarily on the Nationwide Tour beginning in 2000...Playing primarily in the United States beginning in 2000, relocated to Flower Mound, TX...Wife Angela is a clinical psychologist.

Career Summary

Finished second at the New Zealand Open on the Australasian Tour.

First-round leader at the British Open. Shot an even-par 71 Carnoustie, Scotland, then missed the cut after posting a second-round 86...Made three of six cuts on PGA Tour...Won the 1999 Canon Challenge on the Australasian Tour.

Led the Nationwide Tour in top-10s with nine but did not bring home a win in his second season on that tour...Earned $306,573, setting a record for earnings without a victory...Also led Nationwide Tour with cumulative 162-under par, two strokes better than Chad Campbell...Eight of his top-10s were top-fives, including three runner-up finishes and two thirds...Lost playoff to John Rollins at Hershey Open after matching course record with 7-under 64 during final round...Came out on short side of three-man playoff with Mark Wurtz and winner D.A. Points at Inland Empire Open...Finished in top five in seven of standard statistical categories, including first in All-Around Ranking...Continued to support Australasian Tour, playing in seven events with two top 10s...Made 46 of 49 cuts between 1996-2001 on Australasian Tour...2000: Played in 24 events on the Nationwide Tour, with three top-25 finishes...

One of six Nationwide Tour graduates from class of 2001 to retain TOUR card, finishing in the top 100 in rookie season...In third start as a member of the PGA Tour, finished T8 at the Phoenix Open...Entered final round T27, but 65 jumped finish 19 positions and was worth $100,000...Posted second top-10 of season, a seventh at The Honda Classic, after closing with a final-round 4-under 68...In first career appearance, finished T15 at Bay Hill Invitational...Career-best finish of T4 at the Tampa Bay Classic earned paycheck of $114,400. Opened with 6-under-par 65, tying TOUR career best (Phoenix Open, final round). In second place after 18 and 36 holes. Dropped out of contention with third-round 2-over-par 73, seven strokes behind eventual champion K.J. Choi.

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