2005 US Open: Michael Campbell Survives the Grind

Michael Campbell of New Zealand celebrates his two-stroke victory on the 18th green at the U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2 at the Pinehurst Resort on June 19, 2005
Michael Campbell after sinking the final putt of his victory at the 2005 US Open. David Cannon/Getty Images

The third-round leaders collapsed at the 2005 U.S. Open, opening the way for New Zealander Michael Campbell to capture the crown.

After three rounds of play on Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen held a three-stroke lead. Tied for second were journeymen Jason Gore and Olin Browne.

And the final-round major-championship pressure got to Gore and Browne on Sunday.

Gore soared to an 84, and Browne carded an 80. But a bigger surprise was that Goosen fell apart, too, shooting an 81 and falling back into a tie for 11th place.

Into the breach jumped Campbell, who began the final round four strokes off the lead. Campbell had been in contention before in majors earlier in his career, but injuries and slumps got in the way of what many had expected to be a career full of accomplishments.

At the 2005 U.S. Open, however, Campbell held steady throughout the final round, carding a 1-under 69, tied for best score of the day. Tiger Woods gave chase and had chances late in the tournament to move up on Campbell, but Woods bogied the 16th and 17th holes and finished two strokes behind.

Campbell gained entry to the tournament through a sectional qualifier.

2005 U.S. Open Scores
Results from the 2005 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-70 No. 2 Course at Pinehurst Resort in village of Pinehurst, N.C.


Michael Campbell71-69-71-69--280$1,170,000
Tiger Woods70-71-72-69--282$700,000
Tim Clark76-69-70-70--285$320,039
Sergio Garcia71-69-75-70--285$320,039
Mark Hensby71-68-72-74--285$320,039
Davis Love III77-70-70-69--286$187,813
Rocco Mediate67-74-74-71--286$187,813
Vijay Singh70-70-74-72--286$187,813
Arron Oberholser76-67-71-73--287$150,834
Nick Price72-71-72-72--287$150,834
Bob Estes70-73-75-70--288$123,857
Retief Goosen68-70-69-81--288$123,857
Peter Hedblom77-66-70-75--288$123,857
Corey Pavin73-72-70-73--288$123,857
K.J. Choi69-70-74-76--289$88,120
Stewart Cink73-74-73-69--289$88,120
John Cook71-76-70-72--289$88,120
Fred Couples71-74-74-70--289$88,120
Ernie Els71-76-72-70--289$88,120
Ryuji Imada77-68-73-71--289$88,120
Peter Jacobsen72-73-69-75--289$88,120
David Toms70-72-70-77--289$88,120
Olin Browne67-71-72-80--290$59,633
Paul Claxton72-72-72-74--290$59,633
Fred Funk73-71-76-70--290$59,633
Justin Leonard76-71-70-73--290$59,633
Kenny Perry75-70-71-74--290$59,633
Steve Allan72-69-73-77--291$44,486
a-Matthew Every75-73-73-70--291 
Jim Furyk71-70-75-75--291$44,486
Geoff Ogilvy72-74-71-74--291$44,486
Adam Scott70-71-74-76--291$44,486
Angel Cabrera71-73-73-75--292$35,759
Steve Elkington74-69-79-70--292$35,759
Tim Herron74-73-70-75--292$35,759
Brandt Jobe68-73-79-72--292$35,759
Bernhard Langer74-73-71-74--292$35,759
Shigeki Maruyama71-74-72-75--292$35,759
Phil Mickelson69-77-72-74--292$35,759
Ted Purdy73-71-73-75--292$35,759
Lee Westwood68-72-73-79--292$35,759
Chad Campbell77-71-72-73--293$26,223
Peter Lonard71-74-74-74--293$26,223
Paul McGinley76-72-71-74--293$26,223
Colin Montgomerie72-75-72-74--293$26,223
Tom Pernice Jr.74-73-73-73--293$26,223
Rob Rashell74-72-73-74--293$26,223
Mike Weir75-72-75-71--293$26,223
Jason Gore71-67-72-84--294$20,275
J.L. Lewis75-73-76-70--294$20,275
Nick O'Hern72-71-78-73--294$20,275
Thomas Bjorn71-74-75-75--295$17,667
Nick Dougherty72-74-74-75--295$17,667
Richard Green72-72-78-73--295$17,667
Soren Kjeldsen74-71-77-73--295$17,667
Thomas Levet75-73-73-74--295$17,667
Tommy Armour III70-72-79-75--296$15,223
Luke Donald69-73-74-80--296$15,223
Keiichiro Fukabori74-67-75-80--296$15,223
J.J. Henry73-73-76-74--296$15,223
Lee Janzen74-74-74-74--296$15,223
Steve Jones69-74-74-79--296$15,223
Frank Lickliter II75-73-78-70--296$15,223
Jonathan Lomas72-74-75-75--296$15,223
a-Ryan Moore75-73-75-73--296 
Ian Poulter77-69-74-76--296$15,223
Michael Allen73-72-77-75--297$13,553
Steve Flesch72-71-78-76--297$13,553
Bill Glasson74-73-71-79--297$13,553
John Mallinger74-72-73-78--297$13,553
Stephen Ames71-75-76-76--298$12,551
D.J. Brigman74-73-75-76--298$12,551
J.P. Hayes77-71-74-76--298$12,551
Rory Sabbatini72-74-76-76--298$12,551
John Daly74-72-77-76--299$11,674
Charles Howell III77-68-73-81--299$11,674
Omar Uresti75-73-75-76--299$11,674
Jeff Maggert72-75-75-78--300$11,048
Bob Tway71-75-79-75--300$11,048
Graeme McDowell74-74-72-81--301$10,547
Chris Nallen76-72-78-75--301$10,547
Craig Barlow76-71-76-80--303$10,171
Jerry Kelly76-71-78-80--305$9,921

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