Martin has his backers. McCallister, who played the first 36 holes at Grenelefe Resort with Martin, calls him an inspiration. Bradley Hughes, an Australian pro, points out that the cart is "just getting him from A to B, it's not hitting the shots for him." Adds Dave Stockton Jr., "I understand the PGA Tour is about walking, but Casey has a birth defect."
Still, it was Stockton who illustrated the inherent cart dilemma. As he analyzed his third-round 66 last Friday, he talked about how tired he was after finishing his second round that morning and how he was looking forward to resting his "barking dogs." Perhaps a cart would have helped Stockton.
But for Martin it's not about help, it's about necessity. "I probably have a certain number of steps left in my leg," he says. "It's either ride a cart or I'm done."
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