U.S. Supremes Tee It Up Against the USGA

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    Back in 2001, a disabled professional golfer named Casey Martin ran afoul of a USGA rule prohibiting him from riding in a golf cart while playing professionally in golf tournaments. USGA rules required that all professional golfers walk during rounds. Casey sued the USGA, contending that his disability required him to ride in a cart or give up professional golf. The case got all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 7-2 that Casey was right.

    Casey is playing in the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club this week. He is riding in his cart.

    Oh, you know that 7-2 ruling by the U.S. Supremes? Care to guess who the two dissenting justices were? That's right - those two, well known, compassionate conservatives, Scalia and Thomas.

    The Casey Martin Case: The Supreme Court Takes Up Golf - TIME
     
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    Why not allow people in wheelchairs to play professional football? How about baseball. The only reason you would champion this decision is that it is against a predominately white and asian sport.
    The Supreme Court was wrong in that decision. Read about Ben Hogan's U.S. Open story......

    Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open with courageous comeback — History.com This Day in History — 6/11/1950
     
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    One of the biggest travesties of the last 50 years.

    Try telling Ken Venturi that walking the course isn't a part of the game.

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    they changed the format the next year because venturi almost died.

    but i guess that's different.
     
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    They didn't change the rule that the players have to walk the course....And Venturi damn sure didn't sue the PGA or USGA over it.
     
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    so guys on the champions tour aren't playing golf?
     
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    First of all, the Champions Tour is the old-timer's circuit, not the big league.

    Secondly, I've caddied Champions Tour events, haven't seen a rider during tournament play...Who isn't walking during the three tournament days?
     
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    carts are allowed. whether or not you saw them is immaterial.

    if you still have your panties in a twist over casey martin, you should look into getting a life.
     
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    good, I think they were right and the 7 were wrong...glad we could get that settled. :badgrin: his gimp ass should be walking.


    oh, Olympic is a great course, I know it fairly well, so I will watch this year.

    GO! anyone but tiger:D
     
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    The Champion's Tour is nothing like the PGA Tour........ it's more of a novelty tour for aging players, it's free to attend at many of the venues. It promotes the fact that golf is a game you can play your entire life. They only play three rounds too.
     

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