Ken Venturi's 1964 U.S. Open Win

Sports has its share of good stories daily.

A great story stands the test of time.

When San Jose State's Ken Venturi won the 1964 U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., a great story was crafted.

The U.S. Open, golf's most prestigious championship, returns to Congressional, June 16-19, for just the second time since the Spartan great outlasted the best in the game.

Throughout the week, there will be tributes to Venturi who went on to be named Sports Illustrated's 1964 Sportsman of the Year and CBS TV's lead analyst for golf from 1967 through 2002.

The USGA's video tribute to Venturi's remarkable win is here.

Click here for a June 13 San Francisco Chronicle story on Venturi's memorable win in the 100 degree heat.

The Washington Post's June 13 feature is here.

The Newark Star Ledger's June 14 feature is here.