Playing in this year’s Professional Championship is former US Open winner Michael Campbell, who finished in the top 10 on the European Tour Order of Merit before his breakthrough year in 2005. During that season, the New Zealander missed only one cut in 16 tournaments, and finished in the top six of both the Open Championship and PGA Championship.
After the first three rounds of the 2005 US Open at Pinehurst, defending champion Retief Goosen was ahead by three strokes but suffered a spectacular collapse on the final day. Campbell shot a final round of one under par – holding off the challenge of Tiger Woods who was chasing his tenth Major win – to become only the second New Zealander to win a Major title. Later that year, he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour for his triumph.
Another formidable player to add to the roster of stars who will compete for the title of Farmfoods British Par 3 Champion 2016, Campbell will be one to watch at Nailcote Hall.