Report: Venturi unable to attend HOF ceremony


Incoming World Golf Hall of Famer Ken Venturi will be unable to attend Monday’s ceremony because of health concerns following a recent hospitalization, according to a report by Golfweek.

Venturi, 81, will be inducted via the Lifetime Achievement Category, and CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz is scheduled to introduce and accept the award on his behalf. 

Venturi’s son, Matt, said that his father, who lives in California, recently had surgery and developed an infection, requiring a hospital stay, according to the report.

“He’s stable. His vitals are in good shape,” Matt Venturi said, according to the report. “He had a lot of pain in his back and he’s just not that mobile right now. I know he’s really disappointed about it. He wishes he could be there.”