Casey Martin vs. PGA Tour, Inc.


This paper looks at how, in 1968, a group of professional golfers established the PGA Tour, Inc., a non-profit association which sponsors events for professional golfers. It examines the lawsuit against them in January of 1998 under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 bought against them by golfer Casey Martin, disabled with Klippel-Trenaunay-Webber syndrome (KTW), a rare congenital, degenerative circulatory disorder, whose request for a waiver to use a golf cart (against PGA Tour rules) was denied. Outline Introduction Cases Opinions on the Outcome Conclusion

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"After the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court of Oregon the petitioner, PGA Tour, Inc., filed for certiorari, because the day after the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals decision the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled opposite on a similar case, Olinger v. United States Golf Assn. (2000)(Davis, 2002). The United States Supreme Court accepted the case, because of the conflicting decision between the two Circuit Courts. Again the case brought forth to the Supreme Court would be if Title III of the ADA (1990) would apply to the petitioner and if allowing the plaintiff to use a golf cart would "fundamentally alter essay writer law the nature" of the game."