Pampling breaks 10-year title drought

Queensland golfer Rod Pampling has broken his decade-long drought on the US PGA Tour, claiming victory in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

The 47-year-old sealed his win in style, nailing a 32-foot birdie putt on the final hole – his eighth birdie of the day – to shoot a six-under-par 65 final round.

He finished on 20-under-par, two shots ahead of American Brooks Koepka, and takes home a $US1.15 million paycheck.


It also puts an end to his 10-year title drought on the US PGA Tour.

The last time Pampling took home a trophy was 3885 days ago at the 2006 Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational.

“It’s extremely rewarding. Winning Arnold Palmer’s event in ’06 is still on top,” he said.

“But coming back from what we had the last few years to get a win under the belt, it’s phenomenal. It’s amazing. It’s a great feeling.”