Ken Green says he is not going to let losing a leg keep him off the Champions Tour and he wants to be the first professional golfer to play with a prosthetic leg.
In June, Green was traveling through Mississippi when tragedy struck. The RV he was in blew a tire and hit a tree.
The crash killed Green’s brother Billy, who was also his caddy; his girlfriend Jeanne Hodgin; and his German Shepherd, Nip, who Green had rescued from an alligator attack in 2003, pgatour.com reports.
Green was the only survivor and spent weeks in the hospital, where his leg was removed, Golf Magazine reports.
That crash also interrupted when some have said might have put him in the running for comeback player of the year, according to Golf Magazine.
Green told pgatour.com he wants to be the first professional golfer to play with a prosthetic leg and he told the Associated Press that he hopes to be back on the tour by April.
He was in his hometown of Danbury on Monday, where pros including Fred Funk, Mark Calcavecchia and Phil Blackmar played in a charity event to help raise money to pay some of Green's medical and personal expenses.
Green says he lost a lot in the accident, but won't let it take golf from him. He's already begun hitting golf balls and is being fitted with a special prosthetic that includes an ankle that will pivot.