Pampling ends 10-year US PGA win drought
AUSTRALIA’S Rod Pampling won his first US PGA title in more than a decade, holding off Americans Lucas Glover and Brooks Koepka to capture the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open yesterday.
Pampling sank a 32-foot birdie putt on the last hole to complete a final-round 65, six-under, and finish 72 holes on 20-under 264.
“It’s a great feeling,” Pampling said. “It’s amazing.”
The 47-year-old from Brisbane took his third crown on the US tour, having previously won the 2004 International and in 2006 at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill event.
“It’s extremely rewarding. Winning Arnold Palmer’s event in ‘06 is still on top but coming back from what we had the last few years is phenomenal.”
Pampling, ranked 451st in the world, birdied four of the last six holes on the front nine, stumbled with bogeys at the 10th and 12th holes at the TPC at Summerlin, then charged back with three birdies in a row starting at the par-5 13th.