Friday, May 17, 2013

Ken Venturi Passes At 82

For most of us, Venturi was the analyst for Pat Summerall and Jim Nantz in the booth for CBS and their golf coverage...

He won the 1964 US Open, fighting dehydration, over the final 18 holes. He had some other pro golf wins sprinkled in among his major title, but had to retire from the sport because of carpal tunnel syndrome. Venturi would then become the lead golf analyst for the CBS network for almost the next three decades...

His son, Matt, said his father died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection.

Venturi died 12 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

So, the HQ figured the best way to remember Venturi, other than highlights with Summerall is to show this wide-ranging interview that he gave last year to David Feherty...
((HT: Golf Channel))

His candor and on-air ability will be missed... and they hopefully will remain as a lesson for all of us... Here's Jim Nantz's tribute to Venturi.

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