BETHESDA, Md. – As D.A. Points eyed the ancient scorecard guarded by glass deep within the sprawling Congressional clubhouse the enormity of the accomplishment began to sink in: “Front-nine 30 . . . not bad,” Points marvels.
It’s even better when one considers that Ken Venturi’s front-nine effort in Round 3 of the 1964 U.S. Open was the front end of a 36-hole, 100-degree historic Saturday. A day that featured a doctor’s warning to Venturi that if he played the final 18 holes he was risking death.
Venturi’s third-round 66 set up his final, exhausting round and isn’t a bad benchmark for players heading into Thursday’s opening round. “I’ll take 30-36 right now and sit down,” Points smiled.
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