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Encyclopedia > Ben Curtis (golfer)
Ben Curtis
Personal Information
Birth May 26, 1977 (1977-05-26) (age 30)
Columbus, Ohio
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Residence Stow, Ohio
College Kent State University
Career
Turned Pro 2000
Tours PGA Tour (joined 2003)
Professional wins 3 (PGA Tour: 3)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 1
Masters T39: 2006
U.S. Open 30th: 2004
British Open Won 2003
PGA Championship T34: 2005
Awards
PGA Tour Rookie
of the Year
2003

Ben Curtis (born May 26, 1977) is an American golfer who was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Ostrander, Ohio. His family runs the Mill Creek Golf Club, also in Ostrander. Curtis is a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and Kent State University, where he was a star on the golf team. is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location in Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1804 [1] Government  - Mayor Karen Fritschel [2] Area  - City 17. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Buckeye Valley High School is a rural public high school located in Delaware Countys Troy Township, north of Delaware, Ohio. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ...


As an amateur, Curtis found much success, winning the Ohio Amateur Championship in 1999 and 2000 (joining professional golfers John Cook and Arnold Palmer as the only men to win the Ohio Amateur in consecutive years), and also the Player's Amateur Championship in 2000. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Cook (born October 2, 1957) is an American professional golfer from Windermere, Florida. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ...


Curtis is best known for winning The Open Championship in 2003. This victory was considered a major upset, as the 26-year old's best finish in a professional tournament prior to his victory had been 13th place at the Western Open only two weeks before; that finish qualified him to play in The Open Championship. “British Open” redirects here. ... // BMW Championship . ...


The 2003 Open Championship was Curtis' first appearance in a major; he became the first golfer since Francis Ouimet in the 1913 U.S. Open to win his major championship debut. After his majors victory, Curtis jumped from 396th in the World Golf Ranking to 35th, the highest jump for any person. This victory and a solid first season on the PGA Tour led to Curtis' being named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for 2003. Francis Ouimet in 1913 Francis Ouimet (May 8, 1893 – September 3, 1967) was an American golfer. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Curtis's major championship victory did not immediately result in further high finishes. In 2004 he had only one top ten finish on the PGA Tour. In 2005 he had two. In 2006, his results improved, with two wins: the Booz Allen Classic and the 84 LUMBER Classic. The following year, he tied for 8th place at the Open in Carnoustie, his best result in a major since winning the tournament. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Booz Allen Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Woodland Resort is an American golf event. ... , Carnoustie (Gaelic: Càrn Fheusda) is a town and former police burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ...


Curtis and his wife Candace currently reside in Stow, Ohio. Location in Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1804 [1] Government  - Mayor Karen Fritschel [2] Area  - City 17. ...

Contents

PGA Tour wins (3)

Major championship is shown in bold. “British Open” redirects here. ... // The 2006 PGA Tour was the last season of the PGA Tour before the major reorganization of the season brought about by the introduction of the FedEx Cup in 2007. ... The Booz Allen Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Woodland Resort is an American golf event. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...


Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runners Up
2003 The Open Championship 2 shot deficit -1 (72-72-70-69=283) 1 stroke Flag of Denmark Thomas Bjørn, Flag of Fiji Vijay Singh

Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Thomas Bjørn (born 18 February 1971) is a Danish golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Personal Information Birth February 22, 1963 ) Lautoka, Fiji Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ...

Results timeline

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters DNP CUT CUT T39 CUT
U.S. Open DNP 30 CUT 57 T45
The Open Championship 1 CUT CUT CUT T8
PGA Championship CUT CUT T34 T60 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


External links

Outsiders who won The Open

Preceded by
Ernie Els
The Open Championship Winner
2003
Succeeded by
Todd Hamilton

  Results from FactBites:
 
FirstCoast News.com - Print Article (781 words)
Golfer Ben Curtis and his caddie Andy Sutton walk to shelter from the 17th hole during the final round of the Booz Allen Classic Golf Tournament Monday, June 26, 2006 in Potomac, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton).
The 1,073rd day is Tuesday, when Curtis was scheduled to play his final two holes in the first PGA Tour event to go to a sixth day in 26 years.
Curtis has set what is bound to be a record for most days leading a tournament.
Ben Curtis (golfer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (306 words)
Ben Curtis (born May 26, 1977) is an American golfer who was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Ostrander, Ohio.
Curtis is a graduate of Kent State University where he was a star on the golf team.
The 2003 Open Championship was Curtis' first appearance in a major; he became the first golfer since Francis Ouimet in the 1913 U.S. Open to win his major championship debut.
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