The Loop

Curtis, Toledo perform heroic deeds

February 03, 2008

On Thursday afternoon at the PGA Tour's FBR Open, Ben Curtis was eating lunch with Geoff Ogilvy's wife, Juli, and fellow PGA Tour player Steve Allan, when he noticed Allan didn't look well. Asked if he was OK, Allan responded that he thought he was choking and Curtis sprung into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on the 34-year-old Australian.

It was the second time in less than a week that a professional golfer saved a life. Early Monday morning, while traveling from Los Angeles Airport to his hotel in Riverside, Calif., Nationwide Tour player Esteban Toledo witnessed a two-car collision in which one car flipped over, trapping its passengers inside. Toledo went to the car, which had smoke coming from under the hood, and pulled two women out. He stayed with them until medical personnel arrived. Both women were treated at a hospital and Toledo, who was commended for his bravery by paramedics, said he spoke with the girls' mother later in the week to find out they were doing well.

--John Antonini