PGA Tour v. Martin

  • PGA Tour v. Martin (2001)

    DREDF coordinated the amicus filings in this well-known case involved the professional golfer Casey Martin. Working in coalition with other national disability advocates, DREDF directed interested organizations to the appropriate amicus brief writers, assisted in the development of amicus arguments to be presented to the Court, and reviewed all draft amicus briefs to ensure that they presented a coherent and consistent view of the law. The Martin decision was a legal victory for the disability community, holding that the Tour is a “public accommodation” subject to Title III, and that Casey Martin’s use of a golf cart as an accommodation to his mobility disability was a “reasonable modification”.