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US Supreme Court set date for Casey Martin case

The United States Supreme Court willhear oral arguments on January 17th to determine if Casey Martin can continue to ride a golf cart in PGA Tour events.

Martin was born with a circulatory disorder in his right leg that makeswalkingpainful. He successfully sued the PGA Tour in 1997 for the right to use agolfcartinTourevents.Thecourtgranted Martin'srequestunder the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Tour appealed, stating that the cart gave him an unfairadvantagebecause overcoming fatigue was a natural part of the sport.

Martin finished 179th on the money list this year, hisfirston thePGATour.Thetop-125retaintheir playing card for the next season. HeiscurrentlycompetinginthePGATourqualifying tournament to regain his playing card.

 

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