Michael's parents are Thomas (Tom) and Marie Campbell. He is of Māori descent, from the Ngāti - Ruanui strain ( father's side) and Nga Rauru ( mother's side). He is married to Julie Campbell in January 1996 and has two sons: Thomas Christopher (* 1998) and Jordan Joseph (* 2000).
In January 1993 he became a professional. The first tournament victory he won already in his fifth -shows in a professional tournament: the Canon Challenge in Sydney, he decided with three strokes ahead of its own. In 1995 he first came into the spotlight right when he led the Open Championship after three rounds and eventually finished third. This was followed by several years with injuries and poor form before he was to be found again in late 1999 among the top hundred in the world. 2005, the great coup he achieved by winning the U.S. Open. He is after Bob Charles, the second New Zealander and the first Māori, who managed to win a major tournament. In 2010, Campbell fell into a crisis that could seriously consider him to end his career, which had five years previously achieved with victory over Tiger Woods climax.
Major Championship in bold.
Participation in team competitions
- Eisenhower Trophy ( for New Zealand): 1992 ( winners )
- Alfred Dunhill Cup ( New Zealand ): 1995, 2000
- World Cup ( New Zealand ): 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Presidents Cup ( International team ): 2000, 2005
Results in Major Championships
DNP = did not participate CUT = cut failed "T " shared placement Green background for wins Yellow background for top 10