Casey Martin, former PGA Tour pro who won right to use cart, fighting to save his leg

Ryan Thorburn, The (Eugene) Register-Guard
Published 5:59 p.m. ET March 29, 2020

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Golf often has been described as a good walk spoiled, usually by those without a sweet swing like Casey Martin’s.

The Eugene, Oregon, native has experienced great joy during a lifetime of golf, whether it was winning a state title at South Eugene High, winning an NCAA championship at Stanford, where he also would play alongside Tiger Woods, making the PGA Tour, competing in the U.S. Open or coaching the Oregon men’s team to its 2016 national title on the Eugene Country Club course Martin grew up on.

It’s always been the walking that spoiled the fun.

Martin has suffered from a debilitating condition called Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome since birth.

That’s the reason Martin successfully sued the PGA Tour, citing the Americans with Disabilities Act, for the right to use a cart when he played in events.

“I knew this day was coming,” Martin said, “and…

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