BEN CURTIS won the Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2006, holding off Matt Every and John Huh for a two-stroke victory.
Curtis birdied the par-5 18th for an even-par 72 and 9-under 279 total. It was a redeeming and emotional win for the 2003 British Open winner whose long slump relegated him to status so low that the victory came in only the fourth PGA Tour event that he managed to get into this year.
"It's been a tough couple years just fighting through it," Curtis said softly.
Huh (final-round 69) and Every (71) tied for second at 281.
In other tournaments *
At Savannah, Ga., David Frost and Michael Allen won the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf, shooting a 10-under 62 for a one-stroke victory over John Cook and Joey Sindelar in the better-ball event.
* At Tianjin, China, Branden Grace used a 3-under 69 in the final round to finish at 21-under 267 and win the China Open.
* At Jakarta, Indonesia, Third-ranked Lee Westwood successfully defended his Indonesian Masters title, finishing at 16-under 65 for a two-stroke victory.