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Rod Pampling

  • Birthplace: Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
  • Residence: Flower Mound, TX; Brisbane, Australia
  • Birth Date: September 23, 1969
  • height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1994

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PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2004,The INTERNATIONAL. 2006,Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard.

International Victories

(2): 1999 Canon Challenge [Aus]. 2008 Australian Masters [Aus].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$740,329 (91)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

8-- Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. T9-- World Golf Championships-CA Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 2, AT&T National.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- The INTERNATIONAL, Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard.

2008 Season Highlights

Recorded five top-10 finishes, including the first second-place finish of his nine-year career on TOUR...Finished T9 in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Defeated Justin Rose (2 and 1) and Nick O'Hern (5 and 4) before falling to Vijay Singh in 25 holes in the third round...Came back two weeks later with a T8 finish at the PODS Championship, tying K.J. Choi and Joe Durant with a tournament-leading three top-10 finishes at the event...Recorded his third top-10 of the season with a T8 at the Wachovia Championship, closing with a 66...Finished T2 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Was tied with Phil Mickelson and Tim Clark for the lead at 13-under with one hole remaining before Mickelson, in the final pairing with Pampling, birdied the 72nd hole from the left trees. The finish marked the fourth consecutive year he finished in the top 12 at Colonial CC in Fort Worth, TX...Fifth top-10 of the season was T3 at the AT&T National.

Career Highlights

2007: Fifth consecutive season with more than $1 million in earnings and at least nine top-25 finishes...First top 20 of the year came with a T17 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship...Posted a T10 two weeks later at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. It was his best finish since the 2006 Chrysler Championship (T6)...Made an ace at the 188-yard, par-3 16th in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. He also eagled the par-5 first hole to become the first player since 1999 to card two eagles at that event in the same round...Finished T3 at the Memorial Tournament after taking a three-stroke lead into the final round. Eagle at the par-5 15th on Sunday tied him for the lead, but a bogey at the par-4 17th dropped him two shots behind winner K.J. Choi...Finished the season ranked third in eagles with 14. 2006: Collected second TOUR title and earned more than $2.6 million as well as a spot in THE TOUR Championship for the first time in his five-year career. Made 21 cuts in 24 starts and recorded a career-best six top-10s...Shared third-round lead at the Buick Invitational with Sergio Garcia at 11-under 205. Final-round 4-over 76 left him three strokes shy of a three-man playoff won by Tiger Woods. Finished T10...Picked up his second career TOUR win with a one-stroke victory over Greg Owen at the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard. Came into final round with a four-stroke lead over three players, including Owen, whom he dueled down the stretch. Tied at 14-under after Pampling double bogeyed the par-4 13th hole. One behind Owen going to the par-3 17th. Although Pampling bogeyed the hole, Owen missed two putts from within 3 1/2 feet to double bogey the hole and the pair headed for the 18th hole tied for the lead. Owen's second shot found the back bunker and he wedged to 13 feet, while Pampling two-putted for par. When Owen missed the 13-footer, Pampling became just the second international champion in the 41-year history of the tournament. The $990,000 check was the largest of his career...Made the cut in three of the four majors. Best finish was T16 at the Masters...Finished T8 at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, his first top-10 in five appearances in Irving, TX...One week later, held a share of the 36- and 54-hole leads at the Bank of America Colonial. At one point, was tied with eventual winner Tim Herron on Sunday before being derailed by a double bogey on No. 15. Finished third after a final-round 70, the only player to post top-10s both weeks of the Texas swing...The 2004 winner finished T10 at The INTERNATIONAL, his third consecutive top-10 at Castle Pines Golf Club (T6 in 2005)...Sixth top-10 was a T6 at the Chrysler Championship, the final full-field event of the season...Ended the season with T14 finish in his first start at the TOUR Championship. 2005: Posted first career major championship top-10 with T5 in first start at the Masters. Along with Mark Hensby, led contingent of eight Aussies playing in Augusta...The next week, finished T6 at the MCI Heritage. First time in his career he managed back-to-back top-10s since joining the TOUR in 2002. 2004: Recorded his first TOUR victory in his 81st career start at The INTERNATIONAL. Made a 21-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the par-5, 71st hole, collecting five points in the tournament's Modified Stableford scoring system to move into a two-point lead over Alex Cejka...His top-40 finish on the final money list earned his first invitation to the Masters in 2005. 2003: Best finish came late in the season when he overcame a second-round 73 to finish T3 at the Reno-Tahoe Open for fifth top-10 of the season. Rebounded with rounds of 67-68 on the weekend and earned $174,000 to exceed $1 million in earnings on the season for the first time in his career. 2002: One of six Nationwide Tour graduates from class of 2001 to retain TOUR card, finishing in the top 100 in rookie season...Best showing of the season was a T4 at the Tampa Bay Classic. 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. 2001: Led the Nationwide Tour in top-10s with nine but did not bring home a win in his second season on that tour...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...Continued to support PGA Tour of Australasia, playing in seven events with two top 10s...Made 46 of 49 cuts between 1996-2001 on PGA Tour of Australasia. 2000: Played in 24 events on the Nationwide Tour, with three top-25s. 1999: First-round leader at the British Open. Shot an even-par 71 Carnoustie, Scotland, then missed the cut after posting a second-round 86...Won the Canon Challenge on the Australasian Tour. 1998: Finished second at the New Zealand Open on the Australasian Tour.

Personal

Began playing primarily in the United States beginning in 2000, Aussie relocated to Flower Mound, TX...Wife Angela is a clinical psychologist. "She gets to see everything I do out there. I'm kind of lucky. I have a psychologist out there 24 hours a day. She doesn't lie. I can't kid myself."

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record

0-2

Other Information

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. Also first total birdies (391)...Played the PGA Tour of Australasia 1996-2001 and made 44 of 47 cuts over that time. Won the 1999 Canon Challenge...First-round leader at the 1999 British Open. Shot an even-par 71 Carnoustie, Scotland, then missed the cut after 86...One of the longest hitters on the Australasian Tour.

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