Ken Venturi's collection of memorabilia, much of which is headed to the World Golf Hall of Fame, includes Sports Illustrated covers from 1964. At left, Sportsman of the Year; at right, his U.S. Open victory.
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Venturi's trophy cases are packed with mementos from his playing career. He won 14 PGA Tour titles and one major in his playing days.
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Among Venturi's awards: a trophy for winning Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 1964 (far left), which is the year he won the U.S. Open.
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Venturi filled out the Hall's requisite paperwork to complete his donation.
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Venturi's medal for winning the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.
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Venturi also donated a pair of alligator-skin Footjoys with an extra spike on the bottom and a slightly raised sole -- a tip he received from Ben Hogan to improve balance during the swing.
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Venturi was a member of the victorious 1965 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
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Venturi retired from broadcasting in 2002. Read the SI story here.
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