After a lengthy rain delay on Friday at the 2017 PGA Championship, play resumed at Quail Hollow in Charlotte in a race against fading daylight. With a bunch of groups still on the golf course as PGA of America officials were getting ready to blow the horn to call play for the day, Rod Pampling did what he could to keep things moving.
On the ninth tee, Pampling didn’t waste any time in trying to get the hole started. Playing last in his group and with his playing partners in front of him, the Aussie stepped up without even so much as a practice swing and quickly hit his drive. Pampling promptly duck-hooked a low screamer into the woods on the left.
— PGA of America (@PGA) August 12, 2017
What a guy.
Pampling did manage to find his drive and pitch out into the middle of the fairway on the ninth, his final hole of the day, before finding the green with his third to leave a par putt.
The winner in Las Vegas early in the 2016-17 season, Pampling was 12 over when he teed off on his final hole and in no danger of making the cut.
Afterward, he took to Twitter to say it was no sweat.
Happy to help the boys, they high five when they caught up.🤛
— Rod Pampling (@RodPampling) August 12, 2017