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By Michael P. Orsi
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - History Hall
If it's possible to take a defining moment in one's life and enclose it in a display case, Ken Venturi did it last month at Congressional Country Club. Now every golfer competing in the U.S. Open can see the immortality at stake this week. The salt tablets dissolved long ago but most of what Venturi used to survive the debilitating heat — it was touch-and-go for a bit -and conquer the Blue Course to win the Open in 1964 now belongs to the club.
Don't feel too bad for any golfer who hacks his way into one of the 96 sand bunkers on Congressional Country Club's Blue Course during the U.S. Open this week. No matter how treacherous his plight, he'll have it easier than Betty McIntosh did when she slithered through those bunkers face-down carrying a .32-caliber rifle back in 1945.