Hall of Famer Ken Venturi, 82, dies

Updated: May 20, 2013, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.

His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the past two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia and then an intestinal infection that he could no longer fight.

Venturi died shortly after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on May 6.

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