Friday, April 10, 2009
Getting to Know Chad Campbell
Sure, he's won four times on the PGA Tour, including the 2003 Tour Championship when Chad Campbell fired a third round 61, but a lot of people might not know a lot about him.
He's from Andrews, Texas. He went to UNLV. He is 34. He's been on three Ryder Cup teams.
What you might not know is his success on the Hooters Tour. Before joining the PGA Tour, Campbell was basically the Tiger Woods of the Hooters Tour, winning eight times in 2000 and having five wins previous to that. After his success on the Hooters, Campbell moved up to the Nationwide in '01 and won three tournaments, earning a battlefield exemption into the PGA Tour.
In 2006, Campbell finishing t-3 at the Masters and was runner-up to Shaun Micheel at the PGA Championship in '03.
Does Campbell have the game to win a major? I believe so. He is 4-under today to move to 11-under for the tournament.
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