Who's who in golf - Michael Campbell

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Name: - Michael Shane Campbell
Country: - New Zealand
Born : - Feb 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki region, North Island, New Zealand.
Original Home/Club: - Hawera, NZ / Kauri Cliffs GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1993
Web Address: - http://www.cambogolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Titleist, Footjoy.

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Presidents Cup player (2000, '05). 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.

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"Cambo" as he is sometimes known, mainly plays golf on the European Tour. His 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

2005Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2005Men MajorsUS OpenPinehurst No.2280 (E)$1,170,000
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].
2005Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club2 & 1£1,000,000
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].
2003Men EuropeIrish OpenPortmarnock277 (-11)€300,000
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].
2002Men EuropeEuropean OpenK Club282 (-6)€515,585
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). [Palmer course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
2001Men Aus/NZHeineken ClassicVines Resort, Aus270 (-18)€195,500
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].
2000Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale282 (-10)A$180,000
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].
2000Men EuropeGerman MastersGut Larchenhof197 (-19)€450,000
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].
2000Men Aus/NZHeineken ClassicVines Resort, Aus268 (-20)€199,613
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].
2000Men Aus/NZNew Zealand OpenParaparaumu Beach269 (-15)
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].
2000Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus TrA$936,811see Score
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].
1999Men AsiaJohnnie Walker ClassicTa Shee G&CC276 (-12)US$240,000
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].
1995Men AsiaAlfred Dunhill MastersEmeralda GC267 (-21)US$72,000
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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