October 03, 2009
Time for another Devil Ball Golfcast, and this week we're joined by one of golf's true legends, Ken Venturi. For a short period of time, Venturi hung with the greats. He still holds the low amateur record at the Masters, finishing in second place there in 1956. (He should have won, but a painful collapse put him in the runner-up spot.) He played some fine golf throughout the late '50s and early '60s, culminating in his 1964 U.S. Open win. That year, Sports Illustrated named him its "Sportsman of the Year," high praise indeed.
We discuss the differences between today's game and that of his time, and we also venture into talk about everything from Frank Sinatra (they were pals) to the Presidents Cup (he was the captain in 2000). It's an enjoyable few minutes of time with a guy who's forgotten more about the game than most of us will ever know, and I think you'll dig it.
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