Consensus for Ken
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/9/12
On September 28, oober Brian "bkuehn952" Kuehn noted the controversy surrounding the selection of Fred Couples to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, the World Golf HOF announced another inductee that is far less likely to generate any grumbling: Ken Venturi. This gentleman's résumé is long and distinguished; a few of the highlights include:
But in this writer's opinion, Venturi would qualify for the HOF on the basis of his broadcast analysis work alone. The World Golf Hall of Fame has no "broadcasters / media" category a la the prestigious Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, but we are approaching a point where the WGHOF should consider creating a media award - and naming it in honor of Venturi.
Ken Venturi, we love you, sir. Congratulations.
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And if you haven't read the book The Match, you really need to. Venturi and Harvie Ward take on Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. Awesome read!!!
@bducharm... I was about to say the same thing.
Also, it appears there is an exhibition going on soon being billed as a "re-creation of The Match", though the only parrallel I see is that it's being played on the same course. Bubba & Fowler vs. DLIII & Nick Watney? I think they could have come up with a better 4some. Bubba & Fowler, OK. How about Tom Watson & Couples?
I saw that and totally agree. Actually should be Jordan Speith and Patrick Cantlay versus Watson and Couples!!! Amateurs versus the old grizzled pros!!!
@bducharm... Good call. That would be AWESOME!!!
joe jones says:
Venturi. Why did it take so long? Way overdue honor.
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