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 Boeing Classic (Aug 20-22). Second-placed Tim Herron (USA), Billy Mayfair (USA) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind 51-year-old Rod Pampling (Aus), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his 26th start on the Tour. [Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, nr Seattle, Washington].
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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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