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Ben Curtis

Curtis learned to play at Mill Creek Golf Club, the Ostrander, Ohio course owned by his grandfather. But probably not even much of Ostrander had heard of Curtis before he snatched a major championship victory at the 132nd British Open. In an instant, the Kent State grad was the toast of the international golf world. He followed that feat by getting married during the NEC Invitational in Akron, capping a fairy-tale summer on the links.