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Michael Campbell held off a late charge by Tiger Woods to win the 105th US Open at Pinehurst, his first major championship. He become the first Kiwi to win a major title since Bob Charles took the British Open Championship at Lytham 42 years ago. Campbell was overcome with emotion on the 72nd hole. He pulled his cap down over his eyes, then hugged his caddy, his shoulders shaking visibly, for several minutes as he composed himself. Steve Williams, the New Zealander who caddies for Woods, waited beside the green to congratulate Campbell. “It’s been a journey,” said Campbell. “I’ve worked really hard for this. I’ve had ups and downs through my whole career but it’s worth the work. It’s just amazing. It’s completely changed my whole career. I can’t believe I’m holding this trophy. I kept thinking about Bob [Charles]. I thought if I can shoot two or three under in the last round I’ve got a chance. Things went my way; I holed some long putts and some par-saving putts. I was telling myself 20 times a hole, ‘keep your focus’.”


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Lewis Hamilton’s Physio Sidekick is Angela Cullen

Lewis Hamilton’s Physio Sidekick is Angela Cullen

Across a race weekend, New Zealand-born Switzerland-based physiotherapist Angela Cullen is a near-constant presence at the side of her harge Lewis Hamilton – a fact which has even earned her cult…