Look­ing back, then ahead

The Cut - - MICHAEL CAMPBELL -

In com­plet­ing a ca­reer post-mortem of his own achieve­ments from south­ern Spain, Camp­bell is at ease. Un­moved at be­ing la­belled as “one of worst golfers to win a ma­jor” by an Amer­i­can sports broad­caster, Camp­bell feels no sense of ur­gency to de­fend a record in which he spent six years of his ca­reer ranked in­side the top 50 play­ers in the world, peak­ing at 12 in 2001.

He not only won a ma­jor cham­pi­onship, he also fin­ished in the top-10 on four oc­ca­sions, win­ning 15 times across three con­ti­nents to rack up over $14 mil­lion in ca­reer earn­ings.

“Com­pared to a lot of other play­ers, I’ve had a great ca­reer and that’s been im­por­tant for me,” says Camp­bell. “If some­body had pulled me to one side when I first

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