Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Shane Campbell
Born(1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 48)
Hawera, New Zealand
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality New Zealand
ResidenceWellington, New Zealand
Sydney, Australia
Turned professional1993
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour (1994-2013)
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour8
PGA Tour of Australasia7
Challenge Tour3
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters TournamentCUT: 1996, 2001-04, 2006-10
U.S. OpenWon: 2005
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1995
PGA ChampionshipT6: 2005
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit
European Tour
Player of the Year


Michael Shane Campbell, CNZM (given birth to 23 Feb 1969) is a retired New Zealand professional golfer who’s most widely known for having won the 2005 U.S. Open up as well as the richest reward in golfing, the £1,000,000 HSBC Globe Match Play Tournament, in the same 12 months. He played around the Western Tour as well as the PGA Tour of Australasia. Ethnically, he’s predominantly Māori, from your Ngati Ruanui (father’s side) and Nga Rauru (mother’s side) iwi. He also offers some Scottish ancestry, being truly a great-great-great-grandson of Logan Campbell, a Scottish emigrant to New Zealand.


Campbell was created in Hawera, Taranaki. As a kid, he resided near his mother's Wai-o-Turi marae at Whenuakura, simply south of Patea, and in addition spent a lot of his period with whanau at his father's Taiporohenui marae, near Hawera.Like many young New Zealand kids, Campbell imagined taking part in for the All Blacks, and began taking part in rugby union, but his mom vetoed his involvement. While he was talented at other sports, such as for example softball, squash and ping pong, his passion ended up being golf.At age group seven, he began the game of golf within the Patea course which had the greens fenced to keep sheep off them. He was launched to the overall game by an uncle, Roger Rei, but was also unquestionably affected by his dad, Tom Campbell, who was simply a single-figure handicapper. The family members relocated south to Titahi Bay and Campbell created his abilities in junior rates at Paraparaumu. He went to college at Mana University but left without the qualifications.From 1988, Campbell represented New Zealand in a variety of international amateur competitions, like the team victory in the 1992 Eisenhower Trophy, before turning professional in 1993. 2 yrs later on, in his 1st full season within the Western Tour, he kept a two-shot business lead following the third circular of The Open up Tournament, but faded after a final-round 76. He non-etheless continued to be in contention before final hole, lacking a playoff with Costantino Rocca and John Daly (ultimately received by Daly) by one stroke. Shortly after that Open up, he created wrist problems, producing a dramatic drop in type, and didn't completely recover until 1998.Campbell eventually established himself while a good tour performer, finishing fourth within the Western Tour Purchase of Merit (cash list) in 2000, and again finishing in the very best ten from the Purchase of Merit in 2002. He received the PGA Tour of Australasia's Purchase of Merit in through the 1999/2000 season.Campbell, wife Julie and sons Thomas and Jordan mainly have a home in Sydney, Australia, which is Julie's hometown.

Breakthrough year, 2005

Campbell didn't make the lower in his first five 2005 competitions. He made an instant turnaround and skipped only 1 cut within the next 16 competitions. He completed in the very best six of both Open Tournament and PGA Tournament, and documented top-five placings in three various other competitions.Campbell qualified for the U.S. Open up through sectional qualifying. The USGA released Western european qualifying for the very first time, which occurred at Walton Heath. He previously to kitchen sink a 6-feet birdie putt for the last gap of qualifying to protected his put in place the U.S. Open up.In the tournament itself, Campbell finished the third around four strokes behind Retief Goosen, the event's defending champion. On the ultimate time, Goosen ballooned for an 81. Campbell shot 69 (1 under par) for the ultimate circular and was the just golfer within the last two pairings of your day to break 80. Campbell's primary competition ended up being PADRAIG HARRINGTON, who at one stage shut to within one shot of Campbell.In the long run, Woods was undone by bogeys for the 16th and 17th holes, and Campbell earned his first key by two shots, carding a straight par of 280. Along with his earn, he became just the next New Zealander to earn a significant (after Bob Charles), as well as the initial winner from the U.S. Open up since Steve Jones in 1996 who experienced entered the function via sectional qualifying.Two months later on, in August, Campbell finished inside a tie for 6th in the PGA Tournament at Baltusrol, won by Phil Mickelson.On 29 Oct 2005, Campbell was awarded using the Honorary Life Regular membership of The Western Tour for his U.S. Open up win.Among his many New Zealand television appearances in 2008 was a cameo role within an episode of sports activities skit comedy display Pulp Sport.

Match play champion

In Sept 2005, Campbell earned the HSBC World Match Play Tournament at Wentworth. He removed Australian Geoff Ogilvy 1-up before getting taken up to the 37th gap by another Australian, Steve Elkington, in the quarter-final.In the semi-final he faced Retief Goosen who the prior day had documented a 12 and 11 make an impression on Mark Hensby. Campbell defeated Goosen 7 and 6 and the very next day defeat Irishman Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the ultimate to consider the tournament and earn the £1,000,000 richest award in golfing. He became just the 4th golfer to earn the U.S. Open up and the Globe Match Play game titles in the same calendar year, and the earn transferred him to the very best of the Western european Purchase of Merit, before Goosen. He completed the year positioned second over the Purchase of Merit.Campbell's had zero top 10 finishes over the Euro Tour between 2009 and Sept 2012, although his U.S. Open up win supposed he maintained his playing privileges. In Oct 2012, he completed third in the Portugal Experts, and in Dec he completed 8th in the Hong Kong Open up (both Western european tour occasions).Campbell retired from golfing in 2015.

Amateur wins (2)

1992 Australian Novice, New South Wales Amateur

Professional wins (15)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Competition Winning rating Margin of success Runner-up 1 19 Jun 2005 U.S. Open up E (71-69-71-69=280) 2 strokes PADRAIG HARRINGTON

European Tour wins (8)

Legend Main Championships (1) Other Euro Tour (7) Zero. Date Tournament Being successful rating Margin of success Runner(s)-up 1 14 Nov 1999 (2000 period) Johnnie Walker Common −12 (66-71-69-70=276) 1 heart stroke Geoff Ogilvy 2 30 Jan 2000 Heineken Common −20 (68-69-65-66=268) 6 strokes Thomas Bjørn 3 1 Oct 2000 Linde German Experts −19 (68-64-65=197) 1 heart stroke José Cóceres 4 4 Feb 2001 Heineken Common −18 (69-70-67-64=270) 5 strokes David Smail 5 7 Jul 2002 Smurfit Western european Open up −6 (68-71-70-73=282) 1 heart stroke Bradley Dredge, Retief Goosen, Pádraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie 6 27 Jul 2003 Nissan Irish Open up −11 (66-69-71-71=277) Playoff Thomas Bjørn, Peter Hedblom 7 19 Jun 2005 U.S. Open up E (71-69-71-69=280) 2 strokes PADRAIG HARRINGTON 8 18 Sep 2005 HSBC Globe Match Play Tournament 2&1 Paul McGinleyWestern european Tour playoff record (1–0) Zero. Year Tournament Competitors Result 1 2003 Nissan Irish Open up Thomas Bjørn, Peter Hedblom Won with birdie on initial extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (7)

1993 (1) Cannon Problem 1995 (1) Alfred Dunhill Experts 1999 (1) Johnnie Walker Basic (co-sanctioned with Western european Tour) 2000 (3) New Zealand Open up, Ericsson Experts, Heineken Basic (co-sanctioned with Western european Tour) 2001 (1) Heineken Basic (co-sanctioned with Western european Tour)

Challenge Tour wins (3)

1994 (3) Memorial Olivier Barras, Loan provider Austria Open up, Audi Quattro Trophy

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Tournament 54 holes Being successful rating Margin Runner-up 2005 U.S. Open up 4 shot deficit E (71-69-71-69=280) 2 strokes PADRAIG HARRINGTON

Results timeline

Competition 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Experts Tournament Lower U.S. Open up T32 The Open up Championship Lower T3 DQ T66 Lower PGA Tournament T17 CUT Competition 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Experts Tournament CUT Lower CUT CUT Lower CUT CUT Lower U.S. Open up T12 CUT Lower CUT Lower 1 Lower T58 CUT SLICE THE Open Championship Lower T23 Lower T53 T20 T5 T35 T57 T51 WD PGA Tournament CUT Lower T23 T69 T49 T6 Lower CUT T42 Lower Competition 2010 2011 2012 2013 Experts Tournament Lower U.S. Open up CUT CUT Lower CUT The Open up Championship PGA Tournament   Get  Best 10  Didn't playDQ = Disqualified WD = Withdrew Lower = missed the half-way lower "T" indicates a tie up for a location


Competition Wins 2nd 3rd Best-5 Best-10 Best-25 Events Slashes made Masters Competition 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 U.S. Open up 1 0 0 1 1 2 15 4 The Open up Tournament 0 0 1 2 2 4 15 9 PGA Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 6 Totals 1 0 1 3 4 9 52 19 Many consecutive cuts produced – 5 (2004 Open up Tournament – 2005 PGA) Longest streak of best-10s – 3 (2005 U.S. Open up – 2005 PGA)

Results in World Golf Championship events

Competition 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Accenture Match Play Tournament R64 R16 R64 R64 R64 DNP R64 R64 CA Tournament 9 NT T9 T68 66 T46 T22 71 Bridgestone Invitational T15 T31 T11 T71 DNP 68 17 T46Cancelled because of 9/11 DNP = Didn't enjoy QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round where player dropped in match enjoy "T" = linked NT = No tournament Yellowish background for best-10.

Team appearances

Beginner Eisenhower Trophy (representing New Zealand): 1992 (winners)Professional Alfred Dunhill Glass (representing New Zealand): 1995, 1999, 2000 World Glass (representing New Zealand): 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003 Presidents Glass (International Group): 2000, 2005 Alfred Dunhill Problem (representing Australasia): 1995

See also

List of golf players with most Euro Tour wins