Green returns to golf after tragedies

Green returns to golf after tragedies

Ken Green is playing in his first Champions Tour event since his lower right leg was amputated following a traffic accident last June.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Ken Green returned to the game that he says saved his life after a year of unthinkable tragedies.

Green and partner Mike Reid combined for a 5-under 67 at the Legends of Golf on Friday. More importantly for Green, he was again playing the sport that got him through the death of his brother, William, his girlfriend, Jean Marie Hodgin, and 21-year-old son, Hunter, over the past 10 months.

William and Jean Marie were killed in a car accident last June. Green chose to amputate his lower right leg after doctors told him it was his best chance at regaining his career.

Green learned during his physical rehabilitation that his son was found dead in his SMU dorm room in January. An autopsy said Hunter died of a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.

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