Campbell Making Triumphant Return


2006 Blue Chip New Zealand OpenAfter a one-year absence from the European Tour's International schedule, the New Zealand Open returns to the docket for the first time since February 2005.
Back in '05, Niclas Fasth roared from behind with a Sunday 63 to force a playoff with Miles Tunnicliff. Fasth birdied the second extra hole to pick up his first win since 2000.
Michael Campbell, the 2005 U.S. Open champion, heads the field in his homeland this week. This will be Campbell's first official tournament in his native land since that U.S. Open victory.
Joining Campbell in the field will be Simon Dyson, a two-time winner in '06, and Nick Dougherty, as well as Australians Brett Rumford and Jarrod Lyle.
The Golf Channel will have late-night coverage of all four rounds, starting at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday, while coverage for the final three rounds starts at 9:00 p.m.
Next week, the European Tour continues its 2007 schedule with the first of two events in South Africa. First up is the Alfred Dunhill Championship, where Ernie Els claimed victory last year in just his second start since returning from knee surgery.
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