Who's who: Ben Curtis

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Who's who: Ben Curtis

  • Name:

    Ben Clifford Curtis
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    May 26, 1977 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Windmill Lakes GC, OH / Kent State University.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Ryder Cup player (2008). Multiple PGA Tour winner. US PGA Rookie of the Year (2003).

Did you know?

Ben Curtis is a current PGA Tour player, best known as the surprise winner of the 2003 Open Championship held at Royal St George's. It was his first appearance in a major championship.

Top tournaments won by Ben Curtis

2012
America
279 (-9)
$1,116,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Curtis, Ben

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Valero

Played as the Valero Texas Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Matt Every (USA) and tour rookie John Huh (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ben Curtis (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win since 2006. [Oaks course, TPC San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Curtis, Ben

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$828,000

Title sponsor

84 Lumber

Played as the 84 Lumber Classic (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Charles Howell III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Curtis (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win of 2006. [Mystic Rock course, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA].

2006
America
264 (-20)
$900,000
Booz Allen

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Curtis, Ben

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Booz Allen

Played as the Booz Allen Classic (June 22-25). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire), Billy Andrade (USA), Nick O'Hern (Aus) and Steve Stricker (USA) finished 5 shots behind Ben Curtis (USA), who recorded his first win since the 2003 Open Championship. Tuesday finish required after Sunday and Monday impacted by weather. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

2003
Awards
$1,434,911
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Curtis, Ben

Venue

Score

$1,434,911

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Curtis (USA) won the PGA Tour 2003 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 46th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,434,911. During the season 26 year-old Curtis won the Open Championship.

2003
Majors
283 (-1)
£700,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Curtis, Ben

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

£700,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (132nd) (July 17-20). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Curtis (USA). PGA Tour rookie Curtis was making his first appearance in a major championship. The last debut winner of a major championship was Francis Ouimet (1913, US Open). The last debut winner of The Open Championship was Tom Watson (1975). [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

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