19th Hole: Ken Green Plans Sunbelt Comeback
Ken Green, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour who lost a leg in a car crash in June of 2009, is planning to begin his comeback March 2 with an appearance on the Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour.
Green will test his game, using a prosthetic leg, in the tour's first event of the season to be played at The Breakers Resort (Jones Course) in West Palm Beach, Fla. Two dozen of the top Sunbelt players and a like number of amateurs will compete in a 54-hole Pebble Beach-type pro-am, according to Sunbelt Tour Director Don Barnes.
It was recently announced that Green, a former Ryder Cup member, >will be >honored by the Golf Writers Association of America >as the 2010 >recipient >of the >Ben Hogan Award >for remaining active in golf despite a physical handicap. >Ken will be honored along with Tom Watson in Augusta on April 7, the eve of the Masters.
For further information, check out Ken's Web site: www.kengreenscomeback.com.
Green selected the Sunbelt Tour to host his "coming out party" because of the quality of professionals who play its tournaments on a regular basis.
"I >very much look forward to making my comeback on the Sunbelt Tour," he said. >"I know it will help me develop and improve my chances of playing on the Champions Tour again."
Some of the professionals who have already committed >to participate include >Champions Tour member Walter Hall, >two-time Nationwide Tour champions Dave Rummells and Tim Conley, and two >well-known Orlando-based pros, >Jim Chancey and Lee Chill. >Spectators are invited to attend >free of charge.
The Sunbelt Senior Tour, which is owned and operated by Carolinas PGA >Professional Barnes, >is the >dominant senior developmental tour in the country. It has conducted more than 300 tournaments, paid out purses of nearly $3.5 million, and this year forecasts charitable contributions to exceed $1 million.
More information, including the 2010 schedule and list of players, can be found on the Web site at www.sunbeltseniortour.com.
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