Michael Campbell
Professional golfer
Michael Campbell
Michael Shane Campbell, CNZM is a New Zealand golfer who is best known for having won the 2005 U.S. Open and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship, in the same year. He is a member of the European Tour. Ethnically, he is predominantly Māori, from the Ngati Ruanui (father's side) and Nga Rauru (mother's side) iwi.
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Former U.S. Open champion Campbell to retire
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
New Zealander Michael Campbell, who famously held off Tiger Woods to win the 2005 U.S. Open, has decided to retire from professional golf at the age of 46 because he has lost the motivation to play. Campbell followed his major victory with a tie for fifth at the British Open and a tie for sixth at the PGA Championship in the same year. Campbell won 15 tournaments over his career, most of which was spent on the European Tour, but his last title came when he won the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth a few months after his Pinehurst triumph.
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Retirement Plan: An Airbnb Travel Adventure
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Debbie and Michael Campbell, retirees, have spent a year and a half crisscrossing Europe, staying in Airbnb apartments.
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Mulch Blasters Bring Landscaping Evolution
Fox Business News - over 3 years
Mulch blasting machines are changing the face of the landscaping industry. "Jobs are affected," says Josh Skolnick, founder and CEO of Monster Tree Service. The U.S. Census Bureau says the mulch merchant wholesaler business has been increasing since 2005, but the advent of mulch blowing machines and other large hunks of metal are taking a toll on hard labor. "Each mechanized mulch blowing machine that's out there is essentially replacing 20-plus general labor employees," says Skolnick.  "It's given us the ability to be more competitive from a price standpoint because we've cut out a lot of labor."  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 10% of landscaping jobs "blew away" from 2006 to 2012. Although this drop in numbers can be attributed to the economy, Skolnick says the future is still uncertain for hard labor. "The advancement of equipment is definitely not helping the economy from a jobs standpoint - it's only helping consumers save money which in turn is taking ...
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Lithuania frees Irish man sentenced over gun-running to Real IRA
Yahoo News - over 3 years
VILNIUS (Reuters) - An Irish citizen sentenced to 12 years in prison in Lithuania for trying to arm a Northern Irish Republican militant group was freed on Tuesday by a court of appeal. Michael Campbell, 41, was arrested in the Baltic state in January 2008 after a sting operation involving Lithuanian, Irish and British secret services. Lithuania's Court of Appeal overturned the sentence on Wednesday, deciding British security services had illegally encouraged Campbell to go to Lithuania to attempt to buy arms and explosives. ...
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Mustang mistakes seal their fate
Bronx News - over 3 years
Dean takes home opener, 33-23 By Gary Axelbank BRONX, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 11- Two pick-sixes and two safeties tell you what you need to know about the Monroe Mustangs football home opener against Dean College (Franklin, MA) at SUNY Purchase on Saturday night.  Though they hung in pretty well, scoring a fourth quarter TD on a gorgeous fade pass-and-catch in the back of the end zone to cap a gritty nine-play 56-yard drive, it was not enough to overcome those gaffes.  Final score:  Dean 33, Monroe 23.  The Mustangs are 1-1 on the season.  "There are a ton of positives we can build on," said head Coach Terry Karg after the game. "We were able to score when they took the momentum by getting a TD on a corner route in the fourth quarter that showed we were still competing," he said.  "But you can't give a good team that many points and expect to win." Down 33-16 and all but dead, quarterback Michael Campbell (Bloomfield, CT), who entered the game when starte ...
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HIGHLIGHTS: Simms Shines In Jets' Preseason Finale
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith stayed on the sideline. So did Mark Sanchez. While the New York Jets' quarterback competition is far from settled, Matt Simms certainly showed he might deserve to stick around when the season starts. Simms, competing for the No. 3 job, led four scoring drives, and Kahlil Bell ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns as the Jets topped the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Thursday night in the teams' preseason finale. Both Rex Ryan and the Eagles' Chip Kelly rested their starters, which meant Michael Vick also sat this one out on Philadelphia's sideline. Vick won the Eagles' competition last week, earning the job ahead of Nick Foles while looking comfortable and effective running Kelly's up-tempo offense. Smith, the Jets' second-round draft pick and the team's possible Week 1 starter, was in uniform but only in case there was an emergency at quarterback. Simms, whose father Phil had plenty of big games against the Eagles in his days wit ...
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Young pilot’s emergency landing another ‘Miracle on the Hudson’
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Another "Miracle on the Hudson" occurred on Sunday, and this time the hero pilot was only 23 years old. Helicopter pilot Michael Campbell spoke to the Daily News about the harrowing experience on Monday, only one day after he saved four passengers by successfully landing his downward-spiraling helicopter in the Hudson River. Campbell, who lives [...]
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Pilot who landed chopper on river: Just doing job
Fox News - over 3 years
The pilot of a sightseeing helicopter that made an emergency landing on New York's Hudson River says he was just doing his job. Michael Campbell tells the New York Post (http://bit.ly/12xUuqj ) everything was going smoothly Sunday when suddenly he heard "a big boom." The charter helicopter was carrying a family of four Swedes when it lost power shortly after takeoff. It landed safely on the river. No one was injured. Speaking from his Woodbridge, N.J., home, the 23-year-old pilot said he knew he needed to remain calm. He says, "if I panicked, I knew it wouldn't be a very good ending." Campbell deployed the craft's pontoons, which it kept it upright and afloat. A boater brought the family back to shore. ___ Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com
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U.S. Open Champions¢
Fox News - over 3 years
2013 — Justin Rose 2012 — Webb Simpson 2011 — Rory McIlroy 2010 — Graeme McDowell 2009 — Lucas Glover 2008 — z-Tiger Woods 2007 — Angel Cabrera 2006 — Geoff Ogilvy 2005 — Michael Campbell 2004 — Retief Goosen 2003 — Jim Furyk 2002 — Tiger Woods 2001 — y-Retief Goosen 2000 — Tiger Woods 1999 — Payne Stewart 1998 — Lee Janzen 1997 — Ernie Els 1996 — Steve Jones 1995 — Corey Pavin 1994 — y-Ernie Els 1993 — Lee Janzen 1992 — Tom Kite 1991 — x-Payne Stewart 1990 — z-Hale Irwin 1989 — Curtis Strange 1988 — x-Curtis Strange 1987 — Scott Simpson 1986 — Ray Floyd 1985 — Andy North 1984 — x-Fuzzy Zoeller 1983 — Larry Nelson 1982 — Tom Watson 1981 — David Graham 1980 — Jack Nicklaus 1979 — Hale Irwin 1978 — Andy North 1977 — Hubert Green 1976 — Jerry Pate 1975 — x-Lou Graham 1974 — Hale Irwin 1973 — Johnny Miller 1972 — Jack Nicklaus 1971 — x-Lee Trevino 1970 — Tony Jacklin 1969 — Orville Moody 1968 — Lee Trevino 1967 — Jack Nicklaus 1966 — x-Billy Casper 1965 — x-Gary Player 1964 — Ken Venturi 19 ...
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Honor Rolls: Nov. 22
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Atkinson Elementary School The following is the A and A/B honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Atkinson Elementary School. A honor roll Third grade: Emily Fogo, Madelyn Hill, Lillie Keener, Abby McCraw, Augustus Schillig, Isabel Schiro, Sydney Sewell, Langdon Shealy, Luke Smith, Vanessa Wingard. Fourth grade: Quinn Albert, Jane Burnette, Lauren Crook, Miriam Cummins, Clair Erwin, Abby Moore. Fifth grade: Garrett Adkinson, Faith Brookshire, Jeffrey Cooper, Emily DiGeronimo, Thomas Doss, Dealyn Handy, Leah Marr, Mackenzie Savage, Emilio Villasana. A/B honor roll Third grade: Isabella Bryan, Cayden Coggins, Dillon Corral, Lucas Crowe, Lily Dever, Nichole Driggers, Michael Federman, Jacob Fortes, Naomi Hayes, Sianna Miller, Aidan Murdock, Benjamin Murray, Eleanor Richards, Hailey Shipman, Taylor Sinclair, Miller Sparks, Ben Thomsen, Grace VerStrate, Benton Wankel. Fourth grade: Henry Allison, Elizabeth Anders, Emily Beeker, Ethan Blankenship, Sylvia Burro ...
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Campbell survives scares to remain on course in Hong Kong
Reuters.com - over 4 years
FANLING, Hong Kong (Reuters) - Michael Campbell survived two major scares but the New Zealander remains on course to end a seven-year title drought at the Hong Kong Open.
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Michael Campbell rolls back the years to lead Hong Kong Open by 1; Rory McIlroy misses cut
Fox News - over 4 years
Michael Campbell led a host of 40-somethings atop the leaderboard at a Hong Kong Open that lost defending champion Rory McIlroy when he failed to make the cut on Friday.
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Mustang mistakes make for a loss
Bronx News - over 4 years
Hudson Valley capitalizes, 18-17 By Gary Axelbank BRONX, NEW YORK, October 15- The Monroe Mustangs' mistake and penalty-filled performance against Hudson Valley turned a potential win into a frustrating 18-17 loss at Reinhart Field on Saturday night.   Beset by an inordinate number of miscues, including several offensive false starts and a crucial fumbled punt in the fourth quarter, the Mustangs could not capitalize on an outstanding game by hometown running back Justin Johnson and a sparking game by freshman linebacker Leonardo Myers. As a result, Monroe dropped to 2-5 in their inaugural season. This was the 1-6 Vikings' first win of the year.  "We shot ourselves in the foot too many times tonight and it hurt our chances in trying to beat Hudson Valley," said Coach Terry Karg. Monroe had a whopping 13 penalties for 84 yards (HV had 9 for 55 yards) including six false starts and one delay of game that stifled a number of drives and cal ...
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Kiwi Campbell emerges from doldrums in Portugal
Reuters.com - over 4 years
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell made his second straight cut on the European Tour for the first time since July 2011 as the New Zealander found some form in the Portugal Masters second round on Friday.
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Ellen Gustafson, Michael Campbell - Weddings
NYTimes - over 4 years
The couple met at the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Campbell
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Campbell retired from golf in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details DQ = Disqualified WD = Withdrew CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place DNP = Did not play Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 1Cancelled due to 9/11 DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied NT = No tournament Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
  • 2012
    Age 42
    In October 2012, he finished third in the Portugal Masters, and in December he finished 8th in the Hong Kong Open (both European tour events).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Campbell's had no top 10 finishes on the European Tour between 2009 and September 2012, although his U.S. Open win meant he retained his playing rights.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    In September 2005, Campbell won the HSBC World Match Play Championship at Wentworth.
    More Details Hide Details He disposed of Australian Geoff Ogilvy 1-up before being taken to the 37th hole by another Australian, Steve Elkington, in the quarter-final. In the semi-final he faced Retief Goosen who the previous day had recorded a 12 and 11 win over Mark Hensby. Campbell defeated Goosen 7 and 6 and the next day beat Irishman Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the final to take the championship and win the £1,000,000 richest prize in golf. He became only the fourth golfer to win the U.S. Open and the World Match Play titles in the same year, and the win moved him to the top of the European Order of Merit, ahead of Goosen. He finished the year ranked second on the Order of Merit.
    On 29 October 2005, Campbell was awarded with the Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour for his U.S. Open win.
    More Details Hide Details Among his many New Zealand television appearances in 2008 was a cameo role in an episode of sports skit comedy show Pulp Sport.
    Campbell failed to make the cut in his first five 2005 tournaments, averaging 75 strokes in the first rounds of each of those tournaments.
    More Details Hide Details Then suddenly, there was a turnaround and he missed only one cut in the next 16 tournaments. He finished in the top six of both the Open Championship and PGA Championship, and recorded top-five placings in three other tournaments. And then there was the 2005 US Open. In order to make it to Pinehurst, Campbell had to go through sectional qualifying. He took advantage of the fact that the United States Golf Association, the organizers of the U.S. Open, had introduced European qualifying for the first time, which took place at Walton Heath. He had to sink a 6-foot birdie putt on the last hole of qualifying to secure his place in the U.S. Open. In the tournament itself, Campbell ended the third round four strokes behind Retief Goosen, the event's defending champion. On the final day, Goosen ballooned to an 81. Campbell shot 69 (1 under par) for the final round and was the only golfer in the last two pairings of the day to break 80. Campbell's main competition turned out to be Tiger Woods, who at one point closed to within one shot of Campbell.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit in during the 1999/2000 season.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell, wife Julie and sons Thomas and Jordan primarily reside in Sydney, Australia, which is Julie's hometown.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    Not long after that Open, he developed wrist problems, resulting in a dramatic drop in form, and did not fully recover until 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell eventually established himself as a solid tour performer, finishing fourth on the European Tour Order of Merit (money list) in 2000, and again finishing in the top ten of the Order of Merit in 2002.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 18
    From 1988, Campbell represented New Zealand in various international amateur competitions, including the team victory at the 1992 Eisenhower Trophy, before turning professional in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, in his first full season on the European Tour, he held a two-shot lead after the third round of The Open Championship, but faded after a final-round 76. He nonetheless remained in contention until the final hole, missing a playoff with Costantino Rocca and John Daly (eventually won by Daly) by one stroke.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on February 23, 1969.
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