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  • Curtis STRANGE 657

    Meet Curtis

    Norfolk, Virginia, USA Place of Birth
    5′ 10″ (180cm) Height
    Hunting, fishing, Harley-Davidsons Interests

    Captain of the United States Ryder Cup Team to play at The De Vere Belfry in 2002, following five appearances as a player between 1983 and 1995. Competed in the last of those matches as one of Lanny Wadkins' wild cards. Winner of 21 International tournaments, including consecutive US Open Championship titles in 1988 and 1989. Beat Nick Faldo in an 18-hole play-off for his first victory then the next year became the first player since Ben Hogan in 1950 and 1951 to defend the title. In 1988 became first player to surpass $1 million in single-season earnings. Started game at seven. Father owned White Sands CC in Virginia Beach. Won the Virginia State Junior Championship at the age of 15 and, in a poignant reminder of his late father, he won the Eastern Amateur in 1975, 18 years after his dad became the inaugural winner of the event. Progressed quickly and became College Player of the Year in 1974 as a student at Arnold Palmer's alma mater of Wake Forest University and represented the United States in the Walker Cup the following year. Has an identical twin brother, Allan, who also played on the US PGA Tour for a time. In 1997 he began a full-time assignment as an analyst for ABC Sports - a role which grew rapidly and resulted in his promotion to main analyst for the major US network.