|Having played since he was 6 years old and
failing qualifying school 5 times, Chad Campbell is finally starting to see the light at
the end of the tunnel after years of hard slog on the lesser Tours. At the age of 29 he
has had a career that could only be described as a roller coaster ride.
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|Turning pro in 1996 and finally receiving his PGA Tour card
in 2001, lately Campbell has certainly been giving the other players a good run for their
money. In a 2003 Sports Illustrated article he was voted by his peers as
"player most likely to win a major". It would be foolish to disagree. He managed
second place in last year's PGA Championship, just edged out by Shaun Micheel, and with
his current World Ranking of #10, he's certain to have four more chances this year. Who
knows, maybe this could be his year.
|During 2003 he managed to make the cut 25 times out of 27
events, registering 9 top-tens including his first Tour win at the Tour Championship and
finishing seventh on the Money List with $3,912,064 in official prize money. Only having
been cut once so far this year, he is currently on 3 consecutive top-tens, by winning the
Bay Hill Invitational, T9 at the Honda Classic and T9 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Currently ranked 8th on this year's money list with almost $1.3 million, 2004 is already
looking like it will be another very successful year for this young man.
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|One more thing worth a mention is that he has
scored 3 holes-in-one during competitive rounds in his career so far. I'm sure we are
going to see great things from Chad Campbell in the not too distant future.
For more information about Chad Campbell,
read his full bio at www.pgatour.com
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