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David Chad Campbell (born May 31, 1974) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, where he has won four times. He also notably finished as a runner-up at the 2009 Masters, after losing in a sudden-death playoff.

Chad Campbell
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Personal information
Full nameDavid Chad Campbell
Born (1974-05-31) May 31, 1974 (age 44)
Andrews, Texas
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceColleyville, Texas
Career
CollegeMidland College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Turned professional1996
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (joined 2001)
Professional wins20
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Web.com Tour3
Other13
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT2: 2009
U.S. OpenT18: 2008
The Open ChampionshipT5: 2011
PGA Championship2nd: 2003
Achievements and awards
Buy.com Tour
leading money winner
2001
Buy.com Tour
Player of the Year
2001

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Early years and amateur careerEdit

Campbell was born in Andrews, Texas and grew up in west Texas. He was a member of a strong junior college men's golf squad during the years (1992–94) he played at Midland College. He was the conference medalist in 1993, the year that the MC team dominated the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and won the regional title. In 1994, the Chaps repeated as WJCAC champions and finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship. That year, Campbell was WJCAC medalist, Region V Tournament medalist and the NJCAA Tournament medalist runner-up. In 1994, he was named an NJCAA All-American.[1] He was listed as the number one player in the final NJCAA national poll. After two years at MC, he won a scholarship and transferred to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV).[2] He turned professional in 1996.

Professional careerEdit

Prior to 2000, Campbell played on the third-tier NGA Hooters Tour, where he won 13 tournaments and was the leading money winner three times. Campbell left the tour as the career leader in wins and earnings. In 2001, he played on the second-tier Buy.com Tour, now known as the Web.com Tour, where he earned a "battlefield promotion," winning three tournaments to earn promotion to the elite PGA Tour part way through the season.

In 2003, Campbell won The Tour Championship, was runner-up to surprise winner Shaun Micheel at the PGA Championship, and finished seventh on the PGA Tour money list. He claimed a second PGA Tour win in 2004 and made a strong start to 2006, winning the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and topping the money list for a short time early in the season. He won his fourth PGA Tour title by one stroke at the 2007 Viking Classic.

Campbell finished as a runner-up at the 2009 Masters, after losing in a three man sudden-death playoff, involving Ángel Cabrera and Kenny Perry. The three players had finished regulation play at 12-under par. At the first extra hole, Campbell hit his second shot from the middle of the fairway but found the greenside bunker. He played out of the bunker to four feet past the hole, but missed the par putt and was eliminated, as both Cabrera and Perry made pars. Earlier in the week, Campbell had made the best start to a Masters Tournament, after making five birdies in the first five holes.

Campbell featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking briefly in 2004.[3]

Campbell played the 2013–14 season with conditional status, but failed to graduate from the Web.com Tour finals. He used a career money list exemption for 2014–15 and retained exempt status the following year.

Professional wins (20)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 9, 2003 Tour Championship –16 (70-69-61-68=268) 3 strokes   Charles Howell III
2 Mar 21, 2004 Bay Hill Invitational –18 (66-68-70-66=270) 6 strokes   Stuart Appleby
3 Jan 22, 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic –25 (63-66-68-67-71=335) 3 strokes   Jesper Parnevik,   Scott Verplank
4 Sep 30, 2007 Viking Classic –13 (70-72-64-69=275) 1 stroke   Johnson Wagner

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2009 Masters Tournament   Ángel Cabrera,   Kenny Perry Cabrera won with par on second extra hole
Campbell eliminated with par on first hole
2 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open   Martin Laird,   George McNeill Laird won with birdie on third extra hole
Campbell eliminated with par on second hole

Buy.com Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 May 20, 2001 Buy.com Richmond Open –21 (67-67-64-65=263) 3 strokes   Kelly Gibson
2 Sep 19, 2001 Buy.com Permian Basin Open –24 (64-68-63-69=264) 4 strokes   Todd Fischer
3 Oct 7, 2001 Buy.com Monterey Peninsula Classic –8 (69-72-70-69=280) 1 stroke   Deane Pappas

NGA Hooters Tour wins (13)Edit

  • 5 wins before 2000
  • 2000 (8) Silver Springs Shores, Emerald Lake GC, Gold Creek Resort, Oak Hills GC, Saddle Creek GC, Cobblestone GC, The Cape, Lost Key GC

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T17 T3 CUT T2
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T35 CUT T42 CUT 57 T18 CUT
The Open Championship T15 CUT CUT 65 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT 2 T24 T28 T24 T57 CUT T43
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament T45
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T5 T72
PGA Championship T62
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 1 1 2 2 3 7 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 8 4
PGA Championship 0 1 0 1 1 3 9 7
Totals 0 2 1 4 4 9 35 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (three times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Results in World Golf Championship eventsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship R16 R16 QF 4
CA Championship T59 T50 T15 T32 T35
Bridgestone Invitational T53 T69 T33 T50 T77 T14
Tournament 2009 2010
Accenture Match Play Championship R64
CA Championship T53
Bridgestone Invitational T11 T46
HSBC Champions
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

PGA Tour career summaryEdit

Season Wins Earnings ($) Rank
1996 0 2,050 n/a
1998 0 5,783 321
1999 0 12,917 281
2001 0 653,752 n/a
2002 0 825,474 81
2003 1 3,912,064 7
2004 1 2,264,985 24
2005 0 2,391,432 20
2006 1 2,811,067 14
2007 1 1,701,242 49
2008 0 2,404,770 24
2009 0 1,725,237 48
2010 0 971,154 96
2011 0 1,104,024 83
2012 0 895,199 106
2013 0 510,661 135
2014 0 470,798 149
2015 0 1,015,707 100
2016 0 1,168,073 91
2017 0 1,329,941 80
2018 0 801,960 127
Career* 4 26,578,357 41

* Complete through the 2018 season.

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit