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Apr
18
2016

On Monday, Golf Channel hosted a media day previewing next month’s NCAA Golf Championships at Eugene Country Club, which included a teleconference with Stanford alums and members of the 1994 NCAA national championship team Notah Begay, Conrad Ray and Casey Martin.

One of the main topics discussed was the stresses and pressure of competing in the NCAA Regional Championships (and I can tell you from my personal experiences, it really was the worst, especially since it always coincided with finals for us). Martin recalled an insightful anecdote from the 1995 Regionals, when he and fellow Stanford teammate Tiger Woods both got food poisoning. It’s a great story and just another example of what a fierce competitor Woods was.

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Jun
15
2012

Part-time disabled golfer Casey Martin has bigger balls than most

Take note, U.S. Open competitors (and golfers in general): Casey Martin, a 40-year-old disabled golf coach for the University of Oregon, deserves even more props than he already does, if that’s possible.

Martin got off to a rough start, jumping on the bogey train and playing the first six holes at five-over par. He rallied in very difficult, windy and cold conditions in the later afternoon to post a four-over 74 in the first round at Olympic Club.

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Jun
5
2012

Guts and grit

I didn’t think it was possible to top the Dennis Miller story, but Casey Martin did. Another example of why U.S. Open qualifying is awesome: The 40-year-old golf coach for the University of Oregon made a five-footer for par to earn medalist honors, taking him back to The Olympic Club. Had he missed, he would have been in a three-for-two playoff (three players for the two available spots). 

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