33rd Connecticut Senior Open, July13-14 2015, Shennecossett Golf Course (Groton CT)
KEN GREEN: Rnd1=67(-4) T-1, Rnd2=xx
Ken Green, 5-2-10, “God has thrown some big asteroids at me. And basically you have two choices: You get squished or you take them on.”
5-time PGA Tour Winner Ken Green was traveling between Champions Tour events on June 8, 2009 when his RV blew a tire, causing a horrific accident. He not only lost his Brother Bill, his partner-in-life Jeanne Hodgin, and his beloved German Shepherd Nip, but he suffered terrible injuries himself, including having his right leg amputated below the knee 3 days later.
He has been courageously Forging a Comeback ever since, vowing to do everything in his power to become the 1st player ever to play on the Champions Tour as an Amputee, WHICH HE DID May14-19 2010 in Birmingham, shooting 74-76-75! Ever the giver, Ken has amassed a huge number of friends that Love & Appreciate his unselfish generosity, his goodness, his unique humor, and his honorable view of Friendship. Two benefit ProAM’s, featuring 40+ PGA & CHAMP. Tour players each raised $100+k. The PGA Tour established a Ken Green Trust Fund. The PGA and CHAMPIONS Tour Players both voted to donate ½ of All 2010+2011 Wed. Pro-AM purses to Ken and hard-hit fellow Pro Chris Smith. The GWAA presented the 2010 Ben Hogan Award to Ken on April 7th in Augusta. Mike ‘Radar’ Reid, 4-28-10, after Legends/Savannah about his partner KG, “He inspired all of us, but I had the best seat in the house. He was not a load, believe me. I mean he was hitting a lot of good shots, great short game. I was really impressed.”