The putt on the last hole hurt, and so did Casey Martin's leg. He limped off the final green uncertain of his chances of playing on the weekend, though that didn't seem to matter to the crowd gathered on the hillside above.
University of Oregon men’s golf coach Casey Martin continued one of the sport’s most memorable stories of 2012 by shooting a four-over 74 Thursday in first-round action of the U.S. Open, held at the Olympic Club.
Fourteen years after Casey Martin made history as the first golfer to use a cart in the U.S. Open, he's returning to the hallowed Olympic Club to play in the same tournament — and he couldn't be more surprised.
Casey Martin, who successfully sued for the right to ride a cart because of a rare circulatory disorder in his right leg, earned a spot in the U.S. Open on Monday night when he holed a 5-foot par putt in darkness on the final hole at Emerald Valley Golf Club.
There will be one more Civil War battle in the 2011-12 season when Oregon State men’s golfer Nick Sherwood faces Daniel Miernicki of Oregon in a sudden-death playoff beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday with a trip to the 112th U.S. Open Championship on the line.