U.S. Adaptive Open

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA

Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 6)

Ken Green

Quick Quotes

Q. We're here with Ken Green, strong finish in the inaugural Adaptive Open. You're in the top 10. Talk a little bit about the week and what it was like competing out there with all these players?

KEN GREEN: You know, I can't tell you how happy I am that the USGA created this event. I got to meet so many new people that I hadn't met yet. To watch their joy and their desire, that they had a National Championship, a legit National Championship -- I know that sounds weird, but this is their coup de coup de coup. This is as good as it gets. I'm ecstatic could have been here.

Q. What are some of your main takeaways from this historic week and the adaptive golf community and golf in general?

KEN GREEN: Well, in the first, I think that now that the USGA is involved -- I mean, they're a huge organization in the game of golf; let's face it. Now that they have put a stamp on an event, it will certainly hopefully let all the other people that are in an adaptive category that you can play golf and you can enjoy golf and then you can aspire to achieve something in golf. It doesn't matter whether a leg is gone or an arm is gone, whatever it may be. Things can only grow.

The next step is trying to get corporate America involved and then maybe they can even do a bigger picture some day and they get enough people that will start participating that they can break it down into pieces, and that would be just fantastic for the adaptive world.

Q. You've played on the PGA TOUR. You've played in USGA events. How does this experience here this week compare to those other events that you've played in?

KEN GREEN: I know I keep saying -- I can't tell you how much I say what I'm about to say. People are going to find it hard to believe, but I'm going to remember this more than I am any of the Opens or the Samantha Logics that I played in. I don't know if it's -- I don't know the reason, because obviously you wanted to play well in any event you play, but this is the combination of life beating people down and every one of those people picking themselves up and then using golf to go the next step, and there's no better picture than that.

Even winning a U.S. Open is phenomenal, but it's golf. This is life and golf mixed together, and there's no better combination.

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