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Venturi had precious friendship with Byron Nelson

Updated: May 18, 2013, 4:07 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- Ken Venturi was a 14-year-old with a camera trying to get a picture of Byron Nelson when he first met the golfer who would become a mentor and dear friend.

"He was, like, getting under the ropes a little bit, " Nelson's widow, Peggy, recalled Saturday of that moment during the 1946 San Francisco Open. "Byron said, `Kid, could you move back under the ropes a little ways?' And Ken goes home and tells his mom, I met the greatest man today, Byron Nelson, and he spoke to me."

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