‘Ridiculous,’ says embattled Campbell
Former US Open champion Michael Campbell right now feels like turning his back on a golf game coming apart at the seams.
Former US Open champion Michael Campbell, who has not made a halfway cut for six months, does not rule out quitting the game for the same length of time after another week of misery at The Masters.
The New Zealander remained in last place after improving only two shots on his opening 83 in Friday’s second round, and that meant a 20-over-par total of 164 and yet another early finish.
“Mentally I’m not there and maybe I should get away for a month or six months or who knows….
“I need to get myself sorted out,” said Campbell, who only five years ago got the better of Tiger Woods in the US Open at formidable Pinehurst.
“Michael Campbell should not be shooting these scores. It’s just not working.
“I know this week is a bit different, if you don’t have your ‘A’ game it makes you look like an idiot, but this is pretty much the worst I have felt since I turned professional.
“It’s been ridiculous.”
Watching Campbell was former Australia rugby captain George Gregan, a close friend who caddied for him in the eve-of-tournament par-three competition.
“I’ll talk to him tonight,” said the embattled 41-year-old. “He’s very inspirational and a proven winner on the rugby field.
“I think it’s important to ask questions and learn off other people’s success, more mentally-wise than anything.”
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