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.”
Thomas Pieters of Illinois, left, and Tyler McCumber of Florida, right, at No. 3 during the final round of stroke play at the 2012 NCAA Championship. Pieters finished as the individual medalist and McCumber was T2.