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Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies

By Doug Ferguson

AP Golf Writer

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 01:51 p.m. HST, May 17, 2013


Former U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi has died just 12 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was 82.

His son, Matt Venturi, says he died Friday afternoon in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection.

Venturi was all about overcoming the odds. He won the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional despite playing with severe dehydration. He overcame a stuttering problem as a kid in San Francisco to spend 35 years in the broadcast booth with CBS Sports. He also was the Presidents Cup captain in 2000.

Venturi was inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 6.





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