Rod Pampling fires round of 60 to lead Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Rod Pampling might want to hit the tables.

The 47-year-old veteran, whose last of two PGA Tour titles came in the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational, made two eagles and seven birdies at TPC Summerlin to shoot 11-under-par 60 Thursday in the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Pampling, who was one of 12 players who got into the tournament because of a clerical error at PGA Tour headquarters, holed out from 134 yards for an eagle 2 on the par-4 sixth and tapped in for another eagle from six inches on the par-5 16th. In perfect conditions — sun-drenched skies and little wind — he added birdies on holes 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 and tied the course record set by J.J. Henry three years ago.

Pampling missed a 21-footer for birdie on the 17th and his bid for a 59 on the final hole from 12 feet just slid by.

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“The putt on 17 just fell short in the jaws and on 18 I gave myself a bad read,” Pampling said after his lowest round on…

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