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Green plays on, hoping to "walk away and smile"

There are still times when it feels as if electrodes are hooked to what remains of Ken Green's right leg.The nerves in the lower leg he lost in a tragic accident jangle, buzz and hurt."I call it being Tasered almost — it's a constant lower level of Taser and then it gets nasty," Green said Wednesday, a day before teeing it up in the opening round of the Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla. "And so, it's been quite a journey."The 52-year-old Green, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour , was driving on June 8, 2009, when his RV blew a tire and went out of control down an embankment, ramming into an oak tree. His longtime girlfriend, Jean Marie Hodgin, his brother William and even his beloved German shepherd, Nip, all were killed.Green's lower right leg had to be amputated. Months of rehab followed. He now wears a prosthetic.Yet he is still hopeful of making a living at golf. He entered three Champions Tour events a year ago and made the cut in one. Now he wants to prove that he can still p...

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