Veteran Pampling gunning for 13th TOUR season

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AUSSIE golfing veteran Rod Pampling looks set to return to the US PGA TOUR after finding good form in the 2016 Web.Com final series.

The 46 year old Queenslander stormed home Sunday at the Boise Open in Idaho, the second of four final events on a US feeder tour end of season playoff series that has 25 spots on the main TOUR up for grabs.

Pampling shot a 6-under 65 to reach 11-under, finishing at T24. That sees the 2008 Australian Masters Champion and two time TOUR winner ranked 11th in the final series.

Should Pampling be successful, as he was last year, he would return for a 13th season on the main tour.

Also inside the top 25 in the series are fellow veterans Cameron Percy and Stuart Appleby, sitting 15th and 24th respectively.

In some trouble is reigning Australian Open champion Matt Jones, who finished just outside the FedEx Cup playoff bubble at 126th in the regular season and missed the first Web.Com playoff.

He was the only other Aussie to make the cut last week at the Boise but after shooting 66-71-72-70 finished 5-under and T53.

With the two events to go he is T72 overall and needs a strong few weeks, with the third playoff event, the Children’s Hospital Championship this week in Ohio and the Tour Championship in a fortnight in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Rhein Gibson, Brett Drewitt and Cam Smith missed the Idaho cut and sit T48th in the finals rankings.

About the Web.Com Finals

The Finals series is contested by a mix of and PGA TOUR players. Golfers finishing 26-75 on the regular season earnings list join those finishing 126-200 in the FedEx Cup rankings to fight for 25 places on the TOUR.

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.


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