Casey Martin to play event

Oregon head coach Casey Martin
Oregon head coach Casey Martin

Monday, August 27, 2012

Casey Martin is adding another professional start to his schedule. The Oregon men's golf coach and former PGA Tour player has accepted a sponsor exemption to compete in the Tour's Albertsons Boise Open on Sept. 13-16 at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho.

Martin also has accepted an invitation to play the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The Timberlake is scheduled for Oct. 4-7 at TPC Summerlin. Martin qualified for this year's U.S. Open and missed the cut by a shot after rounds of 74-75 at The Olympic Club.

The Open was Martin's first PGA Tour or Tour start since the 2006 Oregon Classic. He won the 1998 Lakeland Classic on the Tour, and played the PGA Tour in 2000. He has made 19 cuts in 42 career PGA Tour starts, and made 58 of 126 cuts on the Tour, including five top-3 finishes. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.