It was only fitting that Ken Venturi was a CBS announcer during Norman’s ’96 meltdown; he knew exactly what the Shark was going through. Forty years earlier, Venturi, a 24-year-old car salesman from San Francisco, was set to become the first amateur player to win a Masters; he entered the final round up four strokes. But Augusta’s unseasonable gusts got to him: Venturi three-putted four times on the back nine, and finished with a miserable 80 on the day. Still, Jack Burke Jr. only beat him by a stroke.
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