Texas Open attracts top-50 field
HUMBLE, Texas -- Ben Curtis won the Texas Open last year to secure a spot in the Masters, but it wasn't enough to get him into the Bridgestone Invitational, a 15-minute drive from where he lives in Ohio. The Texas Open had such a weak field that Curtis did not earn enough world-ranking points for the winner to qualify for Firestone.
That won't be the case this year, and not just because Rory McIlroy -- the No. 2 player in the world -- made a last-minute decision to play.
Because of ...
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