Who's who: Michael Campbell

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Who's who: Michael Campbell

  • Name:

    Michael Shane Campbell
  • Also known as:

    Cambo
  • Country:

    New Zealand
  • Born:

    Feb 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki region, North Island, NZ.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Hawera, NZ / Kauri Cliffs GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1993
  • Website:

    https://www.cambogolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2005). Presidents Cup player (2000, '05). Australian Amateur champion (1992). Multiple wins on the European, Australasian and Asian Tours. Australasian Order of Merit winner (2000). Appointed a CNZM, Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Did you know?

Campbell's ethnicity is predominantly Māori, with some Scottish ancestry coming from his great-great-great grandfather, Sir John Logan Campbell, who emigrated from Scotland to New Zealand in 1840, and became known as "the father of Auckland". Michael Campbell is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 2005.

Top tournaments won by Michael Campbell

2005
Awards
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n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Campbell (NZ) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2005
Majors
280 (E)
$1,170,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (105th) (June 16-19). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Campbell (NZ). Campbell, who gained entry to the tournament through a 36-hole qualifying competiton at Walton Heath GC in England - the first time US Open qualifying rounds were held outside the U.S. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Sept 15-18). Campbell (NZ) beat Paul McGinley (Ire) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to scoop the richest prize in golf in 2005. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2003
Europe
277 (-11)
€300,000
Nissan

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 24-27). Campbell (NZ) beat Thomas Bjørn (Den) and Peter Hedblom (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

2002
Europe
282 (-6)
€515,585
Smurfit

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

€515,585

Title sponsor

Smurfit

Played as the Smurfit European Open (25th) (July 4-7). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales), Retief Goosen (RSA), Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Campbell (NZ). [Ryder Cup course course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time known as the Palmer course].

2001
Aus/NZ
270 (-18)
€195,500
Heineken

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€195,500

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Classic (Feb 1-4; Aus/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed David Smail (NZ) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Campbell (NZ). [The Vines Resort & CC, nr Perth, Aus; composite of Lakes & Ellenbrook courses].

2000
Aus/NZ
282 (-10)
A$180,000
Ericsson

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

282 (-10)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

Ericsson

Played as the Ericsson Masters (Feb 10-13; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Campbell (NZ). [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].

2000
Aus/NZ
268 (-20)
€199,613
Heineken

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€199,613

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Classic (Jan 27-30; Aus/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 6 shots behind Michael Campbell (NZ). [The Vines Resort & CC, nr Perth, Aus; composite of Lakes & Ellenbrook courses].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Crown Lager

Played as the Crown Lager New Zealand Open (Jan 20-23; Aus Tr event). Michael Campbell (NZ) beat Craig Perks (NZ) with an eagle at the second playoff hole. [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].

2000
Awards
A$936,811
see Score
Aus Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Venue

Score

A$936,811

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus Tr

Campbell (NZ) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 1999/2000 Order of Merit, with earnings of A$936,811. Lucas Parsons (Aus) was second with A$407,515; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$367,077. [Season: Nov 99 to March 2000].

2000
Europe
197 (-19)
€450,000
Linde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

€450,000

Title sponsor

Linde

Played as the Linde German Masters (Sep 28-Oct 1). Second-placed José Cóceres (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Campbell (NZ). Final round cancelled due to rain. [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].

1999
Asia
Ta Shee G&CC
276 (-12)
US$240,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Venue

Ta Shee G&CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$240,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (Nov 11-14; Asian/Eurpn/Aus Trs event; European Tr 2000 season opener). Second-placed Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Campbell (NZ). [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].

1995
Asia
267 (-21)
US$72,000
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

US$72,000

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Masters (Nov 2-5; Asian/Aus Trs event). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) and Mark Mouland (Wales) finished 5 shots behind Campbell (NZ), who shot a course record equalling 65 in the final round. [Emeralda GC, Depok, nr Jakarta, Indonesia].

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