Tiger Woods probably looks back now and then and wonders how the hell he let Michael Campbell beat him at the 2005 U.S. Open.
Campbell won that major at Pinehurst and would become one of the one-hit wonders of golf.
Campbell’s play deteriorated over the years and he finally disappeared totally from the world of golf.
Don’t look now but the Kiwi may be coming back.
Campbell turns 49 in February and like every other guy who hits 50, he’s had plenty of time to ponder that mulligan called the Champions Tour.
It’s easy cash for a lot of guys who still have game and maybe Campbell thinks he could be one of those guys.
He’s going to try and get his feet wet in the shallow end of the pool — he’ll seek exemptions into some of the lesser European Tour events that might be happy to have him.
It’s been a long time since anyone’s seen him play. He announced his “official” retirement from golf back in 2015 but he was washed up long before that.
He’s been back in New Zealand hanging out with his boys, who are now young adults. He’s also been teaching the game at his academy.
So with the kids grown, he’s gotten the itch again and needs to try and scratch it.