Chad Campbell was born May 31 1974 in Andrews, Texas. He played
on the Midland College men's golf squad during the years from 1992
to 1994. Today, Campbell is a
professional golfer who plays the PGA Tour and finished as a runner
up in the 2009 Masters after losing in a sudden-death playoff.
During his college years, he was the conference medalist in 1993, the
year that the Midland College team dominated the Western Junior
College Athletic Conference and won the regional title. In 1994, the
Chaps repeated as WJCAC champions and finished second in the
National Junior College Athletic Association 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. He was listed as the number one player in the
final NJCAA national poll. After two years at Midland College, he won a
scholarship and transferred to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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 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
Along with his wife, Amy, Campbell currently resides in the Fort
Worth, Texas, area. Campbell is a supporter of several charitable
causes and has been featured on PGA Tour commercials highlighting
players giving back in the community. For his career, Campbell has
accumulated over $17 million in total earnings.