PGA Tour Veteran Ken Green Injured, Brother and Girlfriend Killed

Eye on Sports MediaCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

BOCA RATON, FL - FEBRUARY 14:  Ken Green hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Allianz Championship at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club on February 14, 2009 in Boca Raton, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)


In truly sad news, veteran PGA Tour Player Ken Green was injured, and his brother/caddie and girlfriend killed in an RV accident.


From AOL fanhouse:

JACKSON, Miss. (June 9)—Pro golfer Ken Green's brother and girlfriend were killed in a a recreational vehicle accident in which Green also was hurt.

Green was driving on Interstate 20 near Hickory, Miss., on Monday when the right front tire of his RV blew out. Green was unable to control the vehicle and ran off the road and down an embankment before hitting a large oak tree.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar said Tuesday that passengers William Y. Green, of Indiantown, Fla., and Jean Marie Hodgin, of Greensboro, N.C., were killed in the wreck. William Green is Ken Green's brother and caddie. Hodgin was the golfer's girlfriend.

Kalahar said Ken Green was not wearing his seat belt. He was flown to University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment with unspecified injuries, and was listed in good condition Tuesday.

I knew Ken when he first came out on the PGA Tour in 1980, and he was an interesting personality to say the least. This really is sad news and I really hope he is able to bounce back, although I am sure it will be difficult.