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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
Sponsor / Attachment: - Titleist

Roll of Honour

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

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Ben Curtis is a current US 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

2012Men AmericaTexas OpenTPC San Antonio279 (-9)$1,116,000
Played as the Valero Texas Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Matt Every (USA) and tour rookie John Huh (USA) finished 2 shots behind Curtis (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win since 2006. [Oaks course, TPC San Antonio, TX].
2006Men AmericaKemper OpenTPC Potomac264 (-20)$900,000
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 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].
2006Men AmericaPennsylvania ClassicNemacolin Woodlands274 (-14)$828,000
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].
2003Men AwardsRookie of Yr - PGA Tr$1,434,911see Score
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.
2003Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal St George's283 (-1)£700,000
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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