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April 21, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Ben Curtis remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006 despite his first stumbles at the Texas Open, shooting a one-over 73 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round at San Antonio. Matt Every was second after a 73 in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory. Mayakoba winner John Huh (67), Seung-Yui Noh (68) and Charlie Wi (71) followed at four under. David Frost and Michael Allen birdied nine of the first 13 holes and combined for a nine-under 63 for a share of the second-round lead with Tom Purtzer and Brad Bryant in the Legends of Golf at Savannah, Ga. Bryant and Allen had a 65 to match Frost and Allen at 19 under at the Club at Savannah Harbor.
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April 21, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Ben Curtis remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006 despite his first stumbles at the Texas Open, shooting a one-over 73 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round at San Antonio. Matt Every was second after a 73 in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory. Mayakoba winner John Huh (67), Seung-Yui Noh (68) and Charlie Wi (71) followed at four under. David Frost and Michael Allen birdied nine of the first 13 holes and combined for a nine-under 63 for a share of the second-round lead with Tom Purtzer and Brad Bryant in the Legends of Golf at Savannah, Ga. Bryant and Allen had a 65 to match Frost and Allen at 19 under at the Club at Savannah Harbor.
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July 22, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Midway through services Sunday morning at the Ostrander United Methodist Church, parishioners began to get antsy. Local hero Ben Curtis was on his way to winning the British Open and they wanted an update. Pastor Scott Campbell, sensing the frustration, abruptly halted his sermon. He descended into his basement office and turned on his television. Some of the parishioners left, but most of the 75 or so remained in the pews as Campbell yelled updates through the vents.
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September 20, 2008
If the U.S. wins the Ryder Cup, with the likes of Boo Weekley, Chad Campbell and Ben Curtis on the team, and Tiger Woods not playing, there should be an immediate congressional investigation. Ralph S. Brax Lancaster
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September 20, 2008
If the U.S. wins the Ryder Cup, with the likes of Boo Weekley, Chad Campbell and Ben Curtis on the team, and Tiger Woods not playing, there should be an immediate congressional investigation. Ralph S. Brax Lancaster
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August 24, 2003 | Associated Press
His final putt as a bachelor dropped for par. Then Ben Curtis walked off the 18th green Saturday to a serenade rarely heard in the midst of a $6-million golf tournament. "Going to the chapel and I'm going to get married," the gallery sang. And that's about the time the nerves began to set in. "I'm glad to be done," Curtis said after a two-over-par 72 in the NEC Invitational left him in the middle of the pack. "I'm getting a little nervous now that it's over."
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August 7, 2007
No one has top-10 finishes in all three majors in 2007, but Tiger Woods and Justin Rose have come the closest. Here is a look at the players who have performed the best in this year's major championships, with the fourth and final major, the PGA Championship, beginning Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (T-tie; MC-missed cut). *--* Masters U.S.
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April 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ben Curtis shot a season-best five-under-par 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Heath Slocum after the second round of the MCI Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. Curtis was at eight-under 134. Slocum shot a 67. Ted Purdy also had a 67 and was two strokes off the lead. Curtis, who won the British Open last year at Royal St. George's as the 396th-ranked player in the world, earned more than $1.4 million last season and was voted the tour's rookie of the year.
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September 19, 2000 | MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The workers at Curtis Sand & Gravel at times wonder aloud if the houses overlooking their nearly half-century-old quarry are harbingers of changing times. "We all realize this isn't a long-term situation here," conceded Jason Curtis, the lanky 25-year-old yard-rock plant supervisor and scion of the family business where 60 workers scoop up the bone-white Santa Clarita River bottom during the dry season and grind it into more than $10-million worth of construction materials every year.
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December 17, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Starting his own see-the-world program, British Open champion Ben Curtis said Tuesday that he's joining the European Tour next year. Curtis, from Columbus, Ohio, has a five-year exemption to play the PGA Tour as a result of his victory in July at Sandwich, England, and he will also play the minimum 15 tournaments in 2004 to keep his U.S. tour card. "It's just an opportunity to improve my game, to see the world, have a great time," Curtis said.
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August 7, 2007
No one has top-10 finishes in all three majors in 2007, but Tiger Woods and Justin Rose have come the closest. Here is a look at the players who have performed the best in this year's major championships, with the fourth and final major, the PGA Championship, beginning Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (T-tie; MC-missed cut). *--* Masters U.S.
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June 28, 2006 | Eric Stephens, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After making the winning putt, Ben Curtis pumped his fists and joined his playing partners in a bow of gratitude to the volunteers and superintendents behind the 18th green on Tuesday. He had reason to give thanks. After all, it took him six mostly waterlogged days to win the Booz Allen Classic at Potomac, Md., his first title since the 2003 British Open at Royal St. George's. The Tuesday finish was the first on the tour since the 1980 Tucson Open.
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June 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ben Curtis moved closer to his first title since the 2003 British Open, shooting a four-under-par 67 Saturday that gave him a five-stroke lead after three rounds in the Booz Allen Classic at Potomac, Md. His rounds of 62, 65 and 67 put him at 19-under 213, breaking the tournament record through 54 holes. His shot of the day was an approach that landed a foot from the pin at No. 5, setting up his second birdie of the day.
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August 12, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
He spent the last three weeks at home in Stow, Ohio, and Ben Curtis said he didn't practice much because the sofa was so comfortable. And there he was Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club, looking a little stunned, probably as shocked as anyone that he could actually be tied for the lead at the PGA Championship. Although he won the 2003 British Open for his only PGA Tour victory, Curtis hadn't been heard from since, missing 13 cuts in 16 tournaments this year. Just one question.
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July 12, 2005 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
When you win the British Open, they hand you the Claret Jug and instant fame. They do not give you keys that unlock secret doors to everlasting success. To be sure, the player who wins the Open Championship receives a nice cash reward and a special moment, an introduction at the awards ceremony as "the champion golfer of the year," but the last two players who enjoyed this distinction might very well be asking: Is that all there is? Two years ago at Royal St.
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July 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winning the British Open didn't protect Ben Curtis from golf's ups and downs. He has been down for most of the last two years, struggling to make cuts, let alone a run like the one that won him the Claret Jug in 2003. On Thursday, though, he was up. He shot a bogey-free, seven-under 64 in the first round of the Western Open at Lemont, Ill., finishing one stroke shy of the course record and grabbing a share of the lead with Jim Furyk and Todd Fischer.
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July 1, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winning the British Open didn't protect Ben Curtis from golf's ups and downs. He has been down for most of the last two years, struggling to make cuts, let alone a run like the one that won him the Claret Jug in 2003. On Thursday, though, he was up. He shot a bogey-free, seven-under 64 in the first round of the Western Open at Lemont, Ill., finishing one stroke shy of the course record and grabbing a share of the lead with Jim Furyk and Todd Fischer.
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August 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
Two days away from his wedding, British Open champion Ben Curtis took his mind off matrimony long enough Thursday to post his best score on the PGA Tour, a six-under-par 64 that gave him a share of the lead with Sergio Garcia in the NEC Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Tiger Woods, who shot a 65, was impressed that Curtis was able to play this well with so many distractions around him.
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February 18, 2005 | Chris Dufresne and Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writers
A short, first-round, over-par tale of two former British Open champions (it's not a pretty one) ... Ben Curtis, the come-from-nowhere British winner in 2003, and David Duval, the 2001 champion, combined to shoot 11 over par in Thursday's opening round at Riviera Country Club. Curtis skidded into the clubhouse at eight-over 79. "Coming into this week, I felt like I was playing better," Curtis said. "Tuesday, Wednesday, I was feeling really good. Today, it seemed to go downhill....
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July 8, 2004 | THOMAS BONK
Now we know what Ben has been doing. If there was anyone waiting for Ben Curtis to finally win something since his stunning victory at the British Open a year ago, let the record show that time has arrived. He won the pro-am at the Scottish Open on Wednesday. They don't pass out silver Claret Jugs for that, but at this stage of his professional career, Curtis would take a handshake, a slap on the back and launch into an acceptance speech. He's sort of out of practice.
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