Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Campbell Beats the Aussies

Kiwi golfer Michael Campbell made it second-time lucky beating 1998 winner Thomas Bjorn in the NZ$2.1 million (A$1.6 million) Heinekin Classic, as thunder and lightening crackled ominously overhead.

Scoring a near perfect 66, for a course record of 20 under par, Campbell was six strokes ahead of his nearest rival Bjorn whom he duelled with over the last 36 holes.

The win was the second in a row for Campbell in the PGA Australasian Golf Tour, after he won the New Zealand Open on the Paraparaumu beach course last week. This means the 30-year-old Wellingtonian has amassed over $983,000 in prize money, another record for the tournament.

Campbell first came to prominence when he came out of nowhere to finish third in the British Open.

New Zealand Golfer Greg Turner also finished with prize money in sixth place at a seven under par 70.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Kavanaugh Case And Women’s Suffrage

On suffrage day when – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite all the attempts to ignore and silence them. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Are Only Old People Likely To Vote For Simon Bridges?

Around the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties... the size of the gap suggests there’s more involved to this evolution than the usual clichés about the young being idealistic and the old being more realistic. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Fuss Over The PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Truly, the abuse being levelled at PM Jacinda Ardern for doing her job at the Pacific Islands Forum shows just how much – and on how many levels – Ardern seems to enrage a goodly number of citizens. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On MP Pay And The REAL P.C. Danger Zone

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases... More>>