Ken Venturi had a severe stuttering problem as a youth, lost competitive golf to carpal tunnel syndrome in his prime, lost a wife to brain cancer and 17 months ago underwent heart surgery. Yet he’s inclined to repeat, “I’ve been very fortunate.”
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits to plays a shot on the tenth hole as his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald looks on during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa (R) celebrates with K.J. Choi of South Korea after Schwartzel holed a shot for eagle on the third green during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.