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Ben Curtis

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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Ben Curtis gets his 12th crack at the Arnold Palmer Invitational via a sponsor exemption and makes his first start of the 2015-16 season.
The 38-year-old is playing this season on Past Champion status and enters the week No. 1059 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's outside the top 1000 in OWGR for the first time since early in his 2003 rookie season. Interestingly enough, Curtis moved inside the top 1000 for the first time after a T42 at the 2003 Bay Hill Invitational. Of course, 18 weeks after that, he won the 2003 Open Championship in his first career major championship start, later winning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. The Ohio native and resident went on to win three more times, most recently at the 2012 Valero Texas Open. He missed the cut at Bay Hill last year (by five) after 72-75 and overall, is 6-for-11 with two top 10s (solo sixth/2010 and solo fourth/2007). Mar 16 - 10:23 AM

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Ben Curtis has gained entry into this week's Wyndham Championship.

He was first alternate when the field was released on Friday, but he received a sponsor exemption into the field of 156. Just 3-for-13 on the season, he's 218th in the FedExCup standings. Curtis has cashed in two of five trips to Sedgefield. Last year's T47 is the better of the two paydays.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Ben Curtis has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

Given that he's made 13 starts this season on conditional status, this is mild surprising. Then again, he's cashed only three times, has missed his last five cuts and sits 215th in the FedExCup standings. Perhaps we'll see him again in the Tour Finals. Whatever the case, the 38-year-old hasn't been fantasy relevant in too long. NOTE: Frank Lickliter II, Tommy Armour III, Brian Henninger, Dean Wilson, Tom Byrum, Greg Kraft, Jay Don Blake and David Gossett also withdrew as alternates.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Ben Curtis has gained entry into this week's Travelers Championship.

He started the week as the fifth alternate, but replaced Andrew Putnam who came down with a migraine. Curtis is 3-for-10 on the season and sits 205th in the FedExCup standings. He's also missed his only cut in Tour action this season.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Ben Curtis is scheduled to compete in this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

He was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he was handed a tee time when Jason Kokrak withdrew. Curtis will celebrate his 38th birthday on Tuesday, but he hasn't had much about which to be joyous this season. He's just 2-for-7 with four consecutive missed cut upon arrival. He also missed the cut at TPC Four Seasons in the last two editions.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:18:00 PM

Ben Curtis readies for his 11th appearance in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

Curtis is in the field by virtue of a sponsor exemption, and his course history offers a little bit of everything. He's missed four of his 10 cuts, but cracked the top 25 on four occasions as well. Two of those were especially noteworthy, finishing fourth in 2007 and sixth in 2010. He's played just five times in the 2014-15 PGA TOUR schedule, as he possesses only Past Champion status, and ranks 194th in the FedExCup standings. He's missed both of his cuts in 2015.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Ben Curtis makes just his second appearance in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Clearly this is not one of his favorite events, as the last time Curtis ventured to Pebble Beach was in 2003 when he missed the cut. He possesses only Past Champion status this season, likely explaining why he has added this stop to his schedule. He logged three starts during the 2014 portion of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR schedule, with a T29 in the Sanderson Farms Championship representing his best finish. His T44 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was his last start anywhere.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 08:45:00 PM

Ben Curtis is playing the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season with only conditional status, and he has already competed three times.

Curtis made his season debut at The McGladrey Classic, missing the cut, and then added a T29 at the Sanderson Farms Classic and a T44 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. That has him 131st in the FedExCup standings, which is exactly where he finished a year ago. Known to be a solid putter, he is 10th in stroked gained: putting at this early point in the season.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Ben Curtis twirled a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Could this be the spark for which he's been looking for way too long? We already know that he can sustain a hot stretch for several weeks. Time will tell, but he can build off today's success at the Country Club of Jackson. Curtis missed only two (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation. He rolled in four birdies, two on each nine.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Ben Curtis has been added to the published field of this week's McGladrey Classic.

Curtis will be making his first appearance of the new season. He has conditional status for finishing 131st in FedExCup points in 2013-14. He then went 1-for-4 in the Tour Finals with only a T52 at the finale. Curtis will get some play in fantasy circles if for no other reason than he's proven on multiple occasion to get white-hot when we least expected it. Perhaps there's no time like the present. He's cashed in all four editions of the McGladrey with one top 25 (T15, 2010).
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Ben Curtis scored 6 points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship, with 5 points coming on one hole.

Curtis recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole from 165 yards with an 8-iron at Montrêux G&CC. The rest of his round featured two birdies, both on par 5s, and a trio of bogeys. He began his round in a tie for 37th and stands to lose a little ground without some late help from the lead groups. He enters the finale with 18 points.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 07:20:00 PM

Ben Curtis tied for 17th at The Greenbrier Classic in 2013 and is back this week for the fifth time.

Curtis has never missed the cut at The Old White TPC, but has never done any better than his 2013 effort. Having made his last three PGA TOUR cuts, beginning with a T6 at the Memorial, he is boasting some of his best form of the season. That said, at 132nd in the FedExCup standings, he still has plenty of work to do if he is to participate in the FEC Playoffs.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Ben Curtis completed 72 holes of the Memorial in 9-under-par 69-71-69-70=279 and sits four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The local native really needed this recharge. His only top 30 of the season was a T12 in Houston after which he missed four straight cuts. He'll finish inside the top 10 today for the first time since the 2012 PLAYERS. Curtis exchanged four birdies with two bogeys in the finale. His longest par breakers measured 30 feet and 14'6" at the fifth and sixth holes, respectively.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Ben Curtis posted 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the Memorial.

Born in Columbus, it's refreshing that he found success in today's lid-lifter. Curtis arrived riding an 0-for-4 skid and sitting 155th in FedExCup points. He hit 13 greens in regulation and capitalized five times for birdies, the longest stretching 13'1" at the 12th hole and 12 feet at 15. He'd go on to sign his card sitting three strokes off the early clubhouse lead.
Thu, May 29, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Ben Curtis will give it a go in his home state at this week's Memorial Tournament.

The native Ohioan will have plenty of supporters this week as he attempts to improve on his already impressive 8-for-11 record at Muirfield Village. The bad news for gamers is only two of those eight cuts made went for top-25 finishes, and Curtis also enters the week on the heels of four straight missed cuts. A weekend tee time is likely, but that is where the expectations should end.
Tue, May 27, 2014 09:36:00 AM