Originally created 01/15/04

Curtis to wear NFL apparel



HONOLULU -- British Open champion Ben Curtis signed an endorsement contract with Reebok to wear its NFL apparel at PGA Tour events, the first player to do that since the late Payne Stewart.

Curtis will debut the NFL apparel Thursday at the Sony Open.

His cap and clothing, which NFL coaches wear on the sideline, will feature the official logo of Super Bowl XXXVIII during the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club.

After that, Curtis will wear the logo of the NFL team associated with the city where the PGA Tour is playing.

His next event likely will be the Match Play Championship just north of San Diego.

Stewart, a three-time major winner who died in a plane crash in 1999, used to wear team colors of the city where he was playing.