As if Ken Green hasn’t suffered enough adversities. The golfer’s son Hunter, a 21-year-old sophomore at Southern Methodist University, passed away last Friday. He was found dead in his dorm room. SMU Police cited “unexplained” causes for his death, but the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office is still investigating the case.
Ken Green wrote on his blog:
Well, today is another sad day. I’m sorry to say that my youngest son, Hunter, has passed. His journey in life has ended and I can’t tell you how difficult understanding this is…We had a stranded relationship but my love for him never diminished once. All parents know what I’m speaking of. I’m not really sure what to say but thank you all for all the support and love you have shown me.
As you may recall, Ken Green endured a terrible car accident last June, where his brother, girlfriend and dog were killed and he was badly injured, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. Since then Green was fitted for a prosthetic and worked hard to return to competitive golf.
He has 11 career professional wins, including five on the PGA Tour. Most recently, he competed on the Champions Tour.
My sincere condolences go to Green and his family. Hopefully he’ll be able to persevere with his journey back to the golf course when the time is right.
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