Michael Campbell just wants to have fun
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2010 US Open | General | 17 Jun 2010
“I just want to have fun,” said 2005 US Open Champion Michael Campbell when asked about the expectations he has for this week’s event at Pebble Beach.
“That’s something that has been missing in my game over the last few years. I’ve been putting too many expectations and pressure on myself and am keen to just enjoy the moment of being part of the US Open in 2010.”
“It was pretty hard to miss actually,” he said when asked if he had any thoughts about not wanting to be here given this recent battles with his game. “Pebble Beach is one of my favourite courses in America if not the world. I played the US Open ten years ago and played well and even though it was tough earlier in the year I decided I wanted to come back here and start playing again.”
“I think it was a good thing for me to get away from the game and just see how hungry I am for the game,” he said referring to his earlier statement after the Masters that he wanted to take a break from tournament golf. It had been more than a year since Campbell had even completed a tournament.
“After six or seven weeks that fire was rekindling in my belly and I actually missed it. Now I just want to keep on doing the processes and keep doing my thing and hopefully it will turn the corner.”
“I decided I still have more to offer the game and feel I can still win and compete on Tour so that’s why I came back as soon as I did.”
“This golf course is likely to be very brutal,” said Campbell when asked his thoughts on the golf course this week.
“The greens are tiny and they have added length, the course is hard and fast and if anybody has even par as their score at the end of the week then they are likely to be holding up the trophy.”