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Casey Martin (born June 2, 1972 in Oregon) is an American professional golfer. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Official language(s) None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ...


Martin suffers from a birth defect in his right leg known as Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome. Martin successfully sued the PGA Tour in 2001 for the right to use a golf cart during competition under the Americans with Disabilities Act. A congenital disorder is a medical condition or defect that is present at or before birth (for example, congenital heart disease). ... Hemihypertrophy of the soft and bone tissue, hemangiomata, and varicose veins form the basic triad of this syndrome. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... Golf carts A golf cart is a small vehicle designed originally to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course faster and with less effort than walking. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George H. W. Bush. ...


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Sport Journal, The Pga Tour Vs. Casey Martin (2686 words)
Casey Martin was born June 2, 1972, in Eugene, Oregon with a birth defect.
Casey Martin and Notah Begay III redshirted during their junior year in 1992-1993, primarily to get the bulk of their schoolwork out of the way, so they would have more time for golf as fifth-year seniors.
Casey Martin was born with a birth defect and the PGA should not punish him for that.
Faces of the ADA - Casey Martin continues his professional golf career. (448 words)
Casey's accomplishments were even more notable given that he had been diagnosed with Klippel-Trenaunay-Webber Syndrome, a rare circulatory disorder that made his right leg extremely weak.
Filing suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Casey argued that the PGA Tour is a "public accommodation" and should modify their policy to accommodate his disability.
The trial court's ruling allowed Casey to play for two years on the Nike Tour, a series of tournaments designed for young professionals who are trying to build their careers.
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