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Where have you gone, Michael Campbell? U.S. Open winner over Tiger Woods in 2005 announces retirement

May 02, 2015

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Michael Campbell held off Tiger Woods to win the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in 2005. His career has been on a downward path since, so Campbell, 46, announced his retirement from competitive golf. "Campbell said injuries had hampered his form and his recent divorce had caused him to reassess his priorities," Phil Casey of the Press Association writes. "I have had a wonderful, fabulous career over the last 20 years as a professional golfer," Campbell said.

Tiger Woods and Michael Campbell (Getty Images)

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