Michael Campbell, the 2005 U.S. Open Champion at Pinehurst No. 2, has announced his retirement from golf, reports Phil Casey of the Press Association writes.
Campbell memorably held off a charging Tiger Woods on No. 2, making history in his native New Zealand that had a lasting impact on one of the game’s greats today, Lydia Ko. Injuries had sidetracked Campbell’s career since the victory at Pinehurst.
“Obviously (winning the US Open) 10 years ago was something special for me and for the country and for golf itself,” Campbell, 46, told New Zealand Radio. “I fulfilled one of my dreams to win a major and it was fantastic.
“But as everyone knows, it has been well documented, my career since then hasn’t been great. But if I walk away from the game right now I could be very proud of my achievements.”
At Pinehurst, we wish the very best to Campbell, a great champion we are proud to include in the annals of Pinehurst No. 2.