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June 25 2012

3:30 PM

Pampling gets new partnership, bag

Rod Pampling is not particularly old; he’s 42. And he’s not American; he was born in Australia.

But thanks to his partnership with the Old American Golf Club -- the Tripp Davis/Justin Leonard design just north of Dallas – Pampling will have an unique look to his  bag.

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Pampling, who lives in the Dallas area, will utilize the course and its practice facilities while at home, as well as display Old American’s logo on his bag during events, which he did for the first time at the U.S. Open two weeks ago.

“The conditioning and emphasis on shot-making at Old American are very similar to what we experience on TOUR,” said Pampling, who is in this week’s field at the AT&T National. “It’s the perfect place for me to work on my game while in the DFW area.”

Pampling has won twice on the PGA TOUR and several times internationally. He already has a top-10 and three top-25 finishes in 2012 and ranks 121st in FedExCup points going into Congressional.

“We’re honored to partner with a proven champion and great guy like Rod,” Old American general manager Mike McCabe said.

Pampling is one of several pros who’ve played Old American since its opening in 2010. Others include K.J. Choi, Y.E. Yang, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Paul Stankowski and Nathan Green.

Old American was recently named No. 5 in Golfweek’s “State-by-State” rankings, making it the highest-rated course in the Metroplex. The USGA held U.S. Open qualifying at the course in May.

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