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Ben Curtis ends PGA Tour drought

Updated: April 22, 2012, 9:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Six years later, Ben Curtis is a PGA Tour champion again.

His victory Sunday in the Texas Open didn't come easy. Neither did his words describing the redemption of nearly a decade spent falling from British Open champion to, this year, waiting by the phone simply for a chance to play.

His voice quivered, and his eyes welled up.

"It's been a tough couple years just fighting through it," Curtis said.

Holding off Matt Every and John Huh in a tense back-nine ...

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