When we think of past Open Champions PGA Tour player Ben Curtis is often forgotten about. He was no doubt a very surprising winner of the 2003 Open Championship. Major winners Vijah Singh, Tiger Woods, and Davis Love III were all right behind him. Curtis had a tough time adjusting to being an Open champion, but he has been playing better over the last couple of years.
Ben Curtis has a back swing that is all his own. It is not as crazy as Furyk’s, but it is a little choppy. He picks the club up very quickly with his hands, and he has a little extra movement at the top of his backswing. I would certainly prefer not to see those things in a golf swing. There is already enough movement in a golf swing, and like most sports, the game becomes simpler when you eliminate unnecessary movements. The less extra movement in your swing means the easier it is to be consistent and have great contact.