Former U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell Pulls Out of Pinehurst

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell Michael Campbell of New Zealand reacts after winning the 2005 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2. (AP Photo)



a brief explanation on his website
I have had some problems with a tendon in my left ankle that stopped me from playing for 2 to 3 months. The good news is that I am back swinging and now managing to play 18 holes.
On a personal note, I have some sad news. Unfortunately Julie and I have separated. Our children remain our number one focus as we move forwards - as parents first and foremost while remaining both friends and business partners.
As I do not feel that I am either fully physically or mentally ready to play tournament golf at the highest level, after much deliberation, I have decided not to play in the BMW PGA Championship, the US Open or the events in between. I want to get back to my best and I believe this is the best strategy to achieve this.

a lengthy profile which appeared in the June issue of Golf Magazine


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