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Former champ Campbell out of U.S. Open

Published 1820 GMT (0220 HKT) May 14, 2014
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Michael Campbell's 2005 U.S. Open win at Pinehurst was undoubtedly the highlight of his career. But the New Zealander won't be returning to the scene of his triumph after pulling out of this year's tournament. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images/file
Campbell held off the challenge of Tiger Woods -- who already had nine majors to his name by then -- to win by two shots. He only made the tournament thanks to a birdie on his final hole of a qualifying tournament. S. Badz/Getty Images/file
The Kiwi also won the World Match Play crown in 2005 but since then his form dipped dramatically, a third place at the 2012 Portugal Masters his best recent return. Andrew Redington/Getty Images/file
Campbell said he was pulling out of the U.S. Open as he was not "fully physically or mentally" ready for tournament golf and said he had separated from his wife. He is also recovering from an ankle injury. Ian Walton/Getty Images/file