After watching Michael Campbell play the last 3 holes in the 2nd round at the New Zealand Open this AM, I’m not surprised he missed the cut, but I am sad for him. He seems like such a gentleman. You never hear him bad mouth anyone. Such a shame…
But what was interesting was listening to the commentary of Julian Tutt on the Golf Channel – he kept saying how great Cambo’s swing was. Even as he missed the green short on the par 3 16th, he and his cohort on the air kept saying how great his swing is…how can that be? How can a swing be so great, but you miss so many fairways and greens? I wonder if Campbell has a mental or course management problem. It seems more about his head than his hands…
Of course, everyone has an opinion (especially bloggers like me :)), but it is very strange that he continues to miss cuts. I do hope he comes back next year with more confidence because his current state of mind cannot be helping.
BTW…did you hear that Annika is designing a course in beautiful British Columbia! Yes! Even though she hasn’t played the full Canadian Open in the past six years, she is working with course architect Thomas McBroom to build The Golf Club at Red Mountain, a 7,071-yard par-71 course at Rossland, B.C.
Her course will be part of a complex at the Red Mountain resort, surrounded by 450 homes and featuring a spa and conference centre, plus a 12acre golf academy. The club will break ground in 2009 and has not set an opening date yet.
For our non-Canadian friends who are trying to figure out where this is in relation to the US of A, this resort is situated in southeastern British Columbia, 3 hours north of Spokane, Washington. From spring to fall, the resort is a prime destination for world-class hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. In fact…Skiing magazine recently named Red Mountain Resort one of the “Top 25 Resorts in North America”
I know I’m going to check it out when it’s open…hope to see you there!
Cambo misses the cut, again
The Dominion Post
01 Dec 2007
WHAT’S happened to Cambo? Nobody knows for sure, but everyone has an opinion on Michael Campbell. The Kiwi No 1 bowed out of the New Zealand Open two days ahead of schedule yesterday, and it didn’t take long for his latest perceived failure to become…read more…
Sorenstam to design golf course in B.C.
BY MASON LEVINSON
30 Nov 2007
Annika Sorenstam is designing a golf course in Canada, the first in North America that she’ll plan from scratch as the 10-time major tournament winner looks toward life after professional golf. Sorenstam, who hasn’t played the full Canadian Open in…read more…