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Campbell ready for comeback

23rd December 2018, 18:09 by James Mason

Michael Campbell says he is looking forward to making his comeback after it was confirmed he will play at the 2019 New Zealand Open.

Campbell announced his retirement in 2015 due to a touch of burn-out, while personal issue and injuries were also hampering him.

However, the 2005 US Open champion, who has 15 professional wins to his name, has now confirmed he will be making his comeback at the Millbrook Resort and The Hills courses at the 100th New Zealand Open in February.

Speaking about his 2019 return, the 49-year-old told the Stuff website: "I'm very excited to start the next chapter of my golfing career at the 100th NZ Open in Queenstown.

"It's been three years since I retired and I now plan to join the Senior Tour. I can't miss the New Zealand Open, it's a true celebration of a great achievement in golf.

"To come back and play in the centenary is very special. I really don't know what to expect because I haven't competed for such a long time. I want to be there to support the New Zealand Open, it's going to be a lot of fun."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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