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I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Ken Venturi

I couldn’t say my own name when I was 12.

Ken Venturi

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Ken Venturi

I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.

Ken Venturi

My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He’d say, ‘It doesn’t take any talent to do that.’

Ken Venturi

My father was a man of few words.

Ken Venturi

People thought I was cocky because I didn’t talk much. When I first turned pro, reporters asked me who was going to win. I’d say, ‘I am’ because it was the easier than giving some long, drawn-out answer.

Ken Venturi

Retirement isn’t so bad. Give me a tall drink, a plush sofa and a rerun of ‘Matlock,’ and you can have the rest. Matlock is my hero. He never loses.

Ken Venturi

The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.

Ken Venturi

The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn’t wired that way. You’re accustomed to trying to make putts, and when you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.

Ken Venturi

There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.

Ken Venturi

Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.

Ken Venturi

When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful.

Ken Venturi

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