Ken Venturi, golfer who won 1964 U.S. Open in dramatic fashion, dies at 82
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82. Venturi, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this month, died at Eisenhower Medical Center after battling a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection, his son Matt said. The U.S. Open victory was one of Venturi's 14 tournament wins as a pro. Although he suffered from a severe stutter as a youth, he worked as the lead analyst for CBS Sports from 1968 to 2002. "Doctors told his mother he will never speak," fellow broadcaster Jim Nantz said at the May 6 Hall of Fame induction, which Venturi ...