It’s Official: Cambo is back

It’s been seven years of torture for his fans.

Yet anyone who has been watching golf in recent weeks will agree: Michael Campbell is back.

Michael Campbell Michael Campbell (Credit: Anthony Powter)

The Kiwi star, who held off Tiger Woods to win the 2005 US Open at Pinehurst, would be the first to admit he has struggled with his game ever since.

The man who was regarded as one of the best iron players in world golf even contemplated quitting the game for good.

Yet he has stuck to his guns, stayed positive and, above all, persevered.

Now with a string of rounds in the 60s, Campbell is at last talking about winning again.

“There are never any guarantees in this game but things are looking up,” said Campbell at last weekend’s Qatar Masters.

Indeed Campbell has now posted 17 sub-70s scores in his past 30 European Tour rounds dating back to a pair of 67s over the weekend in last September’s Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

And if you wanted more evidence of the turnaround in Campbell’s game then in eight prior Qatar Masters starts the New Zealander had not broken 70 in 18 rounds of the Doha Golf Club course.

And loyal followers of Campbell will know he has not tasted victory since capturing the 2005 World Match-Play Championship at Wentworth in England.

That was the year his confidence hit an all-time-high with major success.

Now Campbell – and most importantly, his golf game, may be heading back to those lofty heights once again.