Campbell Travels To Oslo To Be Reminded Of Another Senseles Act Of Atrocity
Bernie McGuire, Hilversum, Holland
Saturday, 10th September, 2011
As the world remembers the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, former U.S. Open champion, Michael Campbell will be reminded of one of the world's latest atrocities when he visits Oslo this week
Campbell will host a Canon corporate outing in the Norwegian capital where in late July some 90 people were killed in yet another senseless act of insanity.
“I’ve been to Oslo before and everyone has always been very friendly but my visit this time will take on a different meaning,” said Campbell.
“All week we’ve been reminded on TV of the events of 10-years ago in America but I can’t go to Oslo and not be reminded of what happened a few months ago.
“It’s like the Rugby World Cup that started this week back home, and while it promises to be an exciting time for New Zealand, there’s also the reminder of what happened earlier this year with so many people were killed in the earthquakes.
“They say the world is a safer place after 9/11 but then we were all shocked by what unfolded in Norway.
“I’m looking forward to travelling to Norway but then there will be a lot of sadness as to what happened in July.”
Campbell was speaking after spending some time today (SAT) hitting balls on the Hilversum range after missing the KLM Open cut with a four-over par tally.
Once his Norwegian commitments conclude on Monday afternoon, Campbell is returning home to Sydney before another long-haul return flight back to Britain for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship starting in Scotland on 29th September.
And if Campbell didn’t need another reminder of tragedy, the New Zealander revealed he’s been in contact with Hollywood blockbuster legend, Samuel L. Jackson as to whether he would be available to compete again as his partner.
“The show commences on September 22nd and that’s a week before the start of the Dunhill.”
Indeed, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
It was straight after delivering his infamous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech on April 3, 1968, and a day before he was murdered.
When room-service is delivered by a young woman with a mysterious identity, King is forced to confront his past, as well as his legacy to his people.
Jackson's only Broadway experience was as an understudy in The Piano Lesson.
His off-Broadway credits include the original production of A Soldier's Play.
An Academy Award nominee for Pulp Fiction, Jackson has appeared in movies including A Time to Kill, The Incredibles, Unbreakable, Snakes on a Plane, Black Snake Moan, The Red Violin, Rules of Engagement, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Changing Lanes and Lakeview Terrace.
“But Samuel just loves his golf and hopefully we can team-up again some time as he’s fantastic company,” said Campbell