Ben Curtis leads Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO, April 20 (UPI) -- Former British Open champion Ben Curtis, winless on the PGA Tour for the last six years, vaulted into the lead Friday midway through the Texas Open.

Every leads Texas Open with course record

SAN ANTONIO, April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Every produced a potential career breakthrough round Thursday by setting the course record and taking a three-shot lead after 18 holes at the Texas Open.
PGA third round suspended by rain

PGA third round suspended by rain

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Play Saturday in the third round of the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills was suspended by bad weather.
J.B. Holmes takes PGA Championship lead

J.B. Holmes takes PGA Championship lead

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- J.B. Holmes fired a 2-under--par 68 Thursday to take the halfway lead at the PGA Championship, one stroke ahead of Ben Curtis, Justin Rose and Charlie Wi.

Anthony Kim claims first PGA Tour victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- Anthony Kim closed with a 3-under-par 69 Sunday and won the Wachovia Championship in North Carolina by five shots -- his first victory on the PGA Tour.

David Toms leads on PGA Tour

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 1 (UPI) -- David Toms, who has struggled with back problems all season, shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to take the lead after one round of the Wachovia Championship.

English courses for '11, '12 British Opens

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- English courses Royal St. George's and Royal Lytham & St. Annes have been selected as sites for the British Open in 2011 and 2012.

Tim Clark takes Crowne Plaza lead in rain

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- Tim Clark went ahead early Friday and still led when play was suspended after a long, wet afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vijay Singh posts two-shot victory

ORLANDO, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh equaled the day's low round and made up a three-shot deficit Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando, Fla., by two strokes.

Taylor has third-round lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Vaughn Taylor shot a 3-under 67 Saturday to take a two-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Curtis wins PGA's 84 Lumber Classic

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Ben Curtis shot a 2-under 70 Sunday to finish at 14-under 274 and win the 84 Lumber Classic at Farmington, Pa., by two shots over Charles Howell III.

Howell, Curtis lead at 84 Lumber Classic

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Charles Howell III and 2003 British Open champion Ben Curtis were tied for the lead Saturday after the third round of the PGA's 84 Lumber Classic. Howell, winless since 2002, posted a 4-under 68. Curtis had a 69 to share first place at 12-under-par 204.

Curtis, Moore in lead at 84 Lumber Classic

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Former British Open champion Ben Curtis shot a 3-under 69 Friday to share the lead after two rounds of the PGA's 84 Lumber Classic at Farmington, Pa.

Thompson has the lead at Farmington

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- With an 8-under 64 Thursday, Nicholas Thompson has a two-shot lead after one round of the PGA Tour's 84 Lumber Classic at Farmington, Pa.

Four-way tie at Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Four players were tied for the lead after Friday's second round of the Canadian Open at Ancaster, Ontario, with 15 golfers within two strokes of the lead.
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Ben Curtis
Ben Curtis tees off on the 14th hole of Mystic Rock course at the 84 Lumber Classic at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA on September 16, 2006. Ben Curtis shares the lead with Charles Howell III at 12 under par at the end of the third day of play. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Benjamin Bowmar Curtis (born November 2, 1980 in Chattanooga, Tennessee), also known as the Dell Dude or Slacker Steve, is an American actor and former spokesman for Dell Computers. Curtis was prominently featured in the popular "Dell Dude" ads from 2000 to 2003.

Curtis is the second of two children, and has an older sister named Polly. He attended and graduated from the McCallie School, an all boys school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after completing elementary school at Saint Nicholas School, also in Chattanooga.

At four years old, Curtis met illusionist David Copperfield. Inspired by Copperfield's performance, Curtis started his own magic business at the age of thirteen. Curtis went on to compete in and win a few national stage contests. Curtis later attended Tannen's Magic School in New York City. While at the school, Ben created, produced, directed, and starred in his first full-scale illusion show. The show consisted of his skills in music, acting, magic, and mime.

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