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For Casey Martin, it's been quite a ride

Updated: June 12, 2012, 9:46 PM ET
By Bob Harig

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the reports trickled in from the sectional qualifier last week that Casey Martin was on the verge of qualifying for the U.S. Open, you'd have been hard-pressed to find anyone rooting against the University of Oregon golf coach.

Those who have followed his story back to its beginning in 1997 are fully aware that a birth defect makes it very painful for him to walk and realize that a golf cart was hardly going to even the playing field for Martin. And they realize that ...

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