Ken Green planning to play again next year


DANBURY, Conn. – Ken Green says he’s not going to let losing a leg keep him off the Champions Tour.

Green, who had his lower right leg amputated after a recreational vehicle accident in June that killed his brother and girlfriend, says he’s hoping to be back on the tour by April.

Green was in his hometown of Danbury, where pros including Fred Funk, Mark Calcavecchia and Phil Blackmar played in a charity event Monday 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.