Amputee to Compete at Johnnie Walker


Geoff Nicholas, a 12-time world amputee champion, will make his debut on the European Tour at this weeks Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Australia.
The Sydney professional was featured in an Australian sporting magazine and was seen by Johnnie Walkers advertising agency. The company decided to incorporate him in their Keep Walking campaign, which celebrates overcoming adversity.
Nicholas, 40, was born with both legs deformed as a result of thalidomide. At 13, his right leg was amputated, with the bones used to reconstruct his left leg. He is one of eight special invitees in this weeks field, which includes Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Colin Montgomerie.
Nicholas became the worlds first amputee to earn a professional card when he qualified for the Australasian Tour in 1992. His most recent tournament was the 1999 Greg Norman International, where he missed the cut by a shot.
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