TOURNAMENT: Blue Chip New Zealand Open

HOST COURSE: Gulf Harbour Country Club, Auckland

PRIZE FUND: $1,500,000,

COURSE DETAILS: 6,591 yards, par 71. The wind will dictate whether or not scoring is low on this exposed Robert Trent Jones Jr designed course.

After an up and down year, Michael Campbell will be looking for a good week as he returns to play competitively in his homeland for the first time since winning the US Open. Local golf fans will undoubtedly be following the 39-year-old in a week where picking a winner will be tough. Australian Richard Green starts as favourite to win the event after finishing tied for second in last weeks MasterCard Masters. The European Tour and the Australasian Tour are co-sanctioning the event.

CONTENDERS: Michael Campbell, Richard Green, Nathan Green, Peter O?Malley

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