Ken Venturi, who died Friday at age 82, shared his memories from his historic career for a 2010 Golf Magazine feature.
During his 35-year tenure as an analyst for CBS Sports, Ken Venturi gave voice to action on the PGA Tour. But before injuries forced Venturi to the tower, his game spoke for itself. For a dazzling stretch, cut short by wrist problems in the 1960s, the California native loomed over the sport, winning 14 titles between 1957 and 1966. As an amateur, he led the 1956 Masters through three rounds before slipping to second-place on a blustery Sunday. Venturi's greatest triumph came in 1964, at the U.S. Open at Congressional, a resilient victory in the sauna of a Maryland summer that underscored both how good Venturi could be and how good he might have been.