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Ken Green to have leg amputated

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TwoGloves, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Wow. This guy has had a lot to deal with over the years and if memory serves me correctly almost commited suicide a couple years back. Hope he makes it through this. That's a lot to deal with in a matter of a few days.

    http://www.fanhouse.com/news/golf/ken-green-to-get-amputation/520638?icid=main|main|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fanhouse.com%2Fnews%2Fgolf%2Fken-green-to-get-amputation%2F520638
     
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Damn.
    Didn't he used to wear green shoes? Seemed like a different kind of a guy, and I mean that in a good way. Just awful dealing with everything he's dealing with now.
     
  3. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I crossed paths with him a couple times at a Tour event. One year he appeared at media day because they didn't want to bring the defending champ back and he was a hoot. Ripped on both Nicklaus and Norman. He went around hitting a shot with each group and when he got to mine, he watched me smoke a 5-wood about 200 yards to within about 20 feet of the hole. Maybe the best clutch shot I ever hit. Then he stopped up with a 5-iron, knocked it to about 10 feet, looked and me and laughed and then drove off in his cart.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No. 17? (you hit a 5-wood on 17?)
     
  5. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Nope. He wasn't stationed at one hole. He was wandering around the course in a cart and he stopped at our group while we were hitting our second shots at 18, if memory serves me correctly. That said, I did hit a 9-wood to 19 3/4 inches on 17 one year to win the use of a car for a week. Put 1,100 miles on that sucker during a golf trip since they let me keep it for 11 days.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    9-wood?
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    so this brings to mind the question what would you do try and keep your leg and deal with 2- 3 years worth of surgeries or get artificial limb and be back on golf course within 6-8 months,
     
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Green shoes and at least on occasion a green golf glove.

    IIRC, he wasn't exactly bland with quotes and points of view, at least compared to much of the rest of the Tour.
     
  9. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Didn't he also use a really short putter at times?
     
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    He was a great quote. And his good-looking sister caddied for him back in the mid-80s.
     
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I remember one story about him throwing his putter to his caddy and it almost hitting Payne Stewart. So Stewart went off on "decorum" and it led to a series of stories around the golf scene about decorum and whether Green's actions were good for the game.
    One of the stories said something like, "Leave it to a guy named Green to spark a debate about color on the PGA Tour."

    Yes, Sock, he did use a mini-putter for a while. I believe it was one of his kids' putters or a nephew or something.
     
  12. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

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