Name:Rodney "Rod" Pampling
Born:Sept 23, 1969 in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia.
Multiple winner on the PGA Tour.
During his professional golfing career Pampling has been equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe and the U.S.
Played as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Nov 3-6; PGA Tr 2016/17 season). Second-placed Brooks Koepka (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pampling (Aus), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in over 10 years. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.].
Played as the Sportsbet Australian Masters (Nov 27-30; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2009 season). Pampling (Aus) beat Marcus Fraser (Aus) with a par at the third hole of a playoff, to record his second Australasian Tour win and first for nine years. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the Merrill Lynch Shootout (Nov 10-12; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Jerry Kelly (USA) & Rod Pampling (Aus) beat Justin Leonard (USA) & Scott Verplank (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard (March 16-19). Second-placed Greg Owen (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Pampling (Aus). Owen's double-bogey at the par-3 17th and bogey at the par-4 18th handed the tournament to Pampling, who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as The International (Aug 5-8; modified Stableford format). Second-placed Alex Cejka (Ger) finished 2 points behind first-time PGA Tour winner Pampling (Aus). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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