Former PGA Tour golfer Casey Martin reportedly had his right leg amputated amid a battle with a uncommon circulatory illness that compelled him to make use of a cart throughout occasions.

Martin, the present head coach of the Oregon Ducks males’s golf crew, had his leg amputated above the knee at a Minnesota hospital on Friday, Golf Digest reported. Martin famously took his battle with the PGA Tour to make use of the cart to the Supreme Court in 2001. Citing the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court dominated in favor of Martin 7-2.

Casey Martin of the U.S. drives his golf cart on the first fairway during a practice round for the 2012 U.S. Open PGA golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 11, 2012. Martin, who has a condition which makes it hard for him to walk long distances, won a landmark Supreme Court decision that allowed him to play with the use of a golf cart on the PGA tour.

Casey Martin of the U.S. drives his golf cart on the primary fairway throughout a apply spherical for the 2012 U.S. Open PGA golf match on the Lake Course on the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 11, 2012. Martin, who has a situation which makes it exhausting for him to stroll lengthy distances, received a landmark Supreme Court choice that allowed him to play with the usage of a golf cart on the PGA tour.
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Martin suffered from Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, which hampered circulation within the decrease portion of his right leg and made it practically unimaginable for him to stroll all 18 holes. He performed effectively sufficient to earn a PGA Tour card in 2000 and certified for the U.S. Open in 2012.

According to the report, Martin broke his right leg two years in the past which led to the choice to amputate the league after a solid and injections did not heal the tibia utterly.

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Tiger Woods (R) of the U.S. and Casey Martin of the U.S. walk off the 15th green during a practice round for the 2012 U.S. Open golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 13, 2012.

Tiger Woods (R) of the U.S. and Casey Martin of the U.S. stroll off the fifteenth inexperienced throughout a apply spherical for the 2012 U.S. Open golf match on the Lake Course on the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 13, 2012.
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“In many ways I exceeded what my doctors told me as a kid,” Martin advised Golf Digest two weeks in the past. “I always felt this would be my destiny. So while it’s weird to be here now, about to become seriously disfigured, it’s not unexpected.”

According to the journal, Martin is “just happy to be alive.”

Casey Martin of the U.S. watches his third shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 15, 2012. 

Casey Martin of the U.S. watches his third shot on the sixteenth gap throughout the second spherical of the 2012 U.S. Open golf match on the Lake Course on the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California June 15, 2012. 
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Martin is in his sixteenth season with the Ducks. He is a two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year and led the squad to a number of NCAA Championships appearances.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.