Rod Pampling is an Australian professional golfer who was born in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia on September 23, 1969. In 1999, he married Angela, a clinical psychologist, and they have two children – Sam (born in 2005) and Willa Grace (born in 2006). Fondly called as “Pamps”, Pampling cites his mother, Marge, as the one who has influenced his golfing career as she was the only one in the family who played golf.
Pampling turned pro in 1994, but he began his golf playing in the United States beginning in 2000. He began playing his professional golfing career on the Australasian PGA Tour. It was in 1999 when he had his first victory with the Canon Challenge (PGA Tour of Australasia) title. He began playing in the United States in 2000. He played in the NGA Hooters Tour, which was a known developmental tour, and also played on the PGA Tour’s official developmental tour in 2000 and 2001.
Pampling enjoyed his next win in 2004 when he won the 2004 The International (US PGA Tour). Two years later, he garnered another win at the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational (US PGA Tour). The Bay Hill Invitational win took him to the Top 50 spot of the Official World Golf Rankings. To date, he continues to play a couple of events every year at his home country.
Over the course of his professional career, Pampling has had 5 professional titles. Two of these titles were from the PGA Tour, and one from another event (2006 Merrill Lynch Shootout, together with Jerry Kelly). To date, he has not yet won any Major Championship.