Green finishes in Savannah, debates next event

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Ken Green partnered with Mike Reid to finish tied for 26th at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in his return to the Champions Tour.
April 25, 2010
PGA TOUR staff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Ken Green learned over the weekend that he can still play golf. He just isn't sure how soon he wants to do it again.

Green came back after a series of tragedies to team with Mike Reid in the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. The duo shot a best-ball 71 Sunday to finish at 12-under 204, tied for 26th out of 33 teams at the Champions Tour event.

Last June, Green was in a crash that killed his brother and longtime girlfriend. He chose to have the lower part of his right leg amputated after doctors told him it would give him the best chance of playing golf again.

Then in January, his son was found dead in his SMU dorm room.

Now, Green is weighing whether to play in next week's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

"I'll have to make a decision tonight," he said. "I've got to learn to play those courses again. I'm just not sure the time is right now."

Green also wants to play an upcoming individual 54-hole event, the Dick's Sporting Goods Classic in Endicott, N.Y.

"If the nerves (in my lower leg) settle down and I can make the changes I need to make in my swing, I can do this," he said. "And I desperately want to do this."

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