Sportsman of the Year


 

  H is is the cruel, the ugly and eventually the inspiring story of a defeated man who refused to accept failure. It is the story of a proud and even arrogant man who had to beg to get into tournaments that he had once been begged to play in; a man whose best friend once told him to go home and learn the meaning of the word humble. It is the story of a man who found faith, particularly in himself...

Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr
Text by Alfred Wright

Ken Venturi's four-year slump ended in 1964 when he won the U.S. Open despite being overcome by dehydration. He retired from professional golf after winning 14 PGA tournaments. Now 65, Venturi is a golf commentator for CBS Sports.

 
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