Tiger’s College Teammate Casey Martin has Leg Amputated

Tiger Woods’ college teammate Casey Martin had his right leg amputated on Friday after fighting through a rare circulatory disease his entire life. 

Martin, who is the head golf coach of Oregon, suffers from Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, which restricts circulation in the lower portion of his right leg and make it nearly impossible for him to walk 18 holes. 

PHOTO: Oregon Athletics

Despite this painful disease, Martin earned his Tour card in 200.

Then, in 2001, Martin successfully sued the PGA Tour, allowing him to use a cart when he plays Tour events. 

He qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open and played a practice round with Tiger. 

Martin broke his right leg two years ago. 

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