Posted: 7 November, 2016 by Joseph Ogilvie

Redcliffe’s Rod Pampling Wins First US PGA In Ten Years

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Redcliffe’s very own Rod Pampling has proved age is no barrier, winning his first PGA event since 2006.

Winning a cool $1.5 million in taking out the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

At 47, Pampling held his cool, sinking a 32-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole - his eighth birdie of the day - to put the issue beyond doubt as he won from American Brooks Koepka (67).

Pampling still calls Caboolture Golf Club his home course and says it’s in his top ten favourites.

Caboolture even has a tournament named after him, the Pampling Plate played each year.

A former greenkeeper, Pampling is in his 22nd year as pro on the tour and his last win was 3885 days ago at the Bay Hill Invitational.

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