KEN VENTURI - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 167379
KEN VENTURI Color inscribed publicity photograph of an older Ken Venturi standing behind his golf clubs. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Peter McGrath/With my best wishes/Sincerely/Ken Venturi". Color, 8x10.
Sale Price $81.00
Color inscribed publicity photograph of an older Ken Venturi standing behind his golf clubs.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Peter McGrath/With my best wishes/Sincerely/Ken Venturi". Color, 8x10. Ken Venturi (born in 1931), who nearly won the Masters while still an amateur in 1956, is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1964, making a remarkable comeback after battling both physical problems and a career slump. That year, Venturi won the PGA Player of the Year award, played on the Ryder Cup Team and was named "Sportsman of the Year" by "Sports Illustrated". Forced to retire from the PGA tour at the age of 33 due to severe carpal tunnel syndrome, Venturi was a CBS golf analyst for more than a quarter of the century ("Golf Digest" called him the nation's top golf commentator). Venturi was also honored as the 1998 Ambassador of Golf and was President's Cup Captain in 2000. The writer of a number of instructional articles and books on the sport, he has also established a number of golf academies across the U.S. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Light pinpoint-size impressions at upper left background, nicked at lower left edge. Fine condition.
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