For those who read Jim Moriarty's excellent story on heart transplant recipient Erik Compton, you'll recall that it was suggested he may try Q-School and petition the tour for a cart. Randell Mell confirms both items in this story on Compton's plans.
Compton's hope is that the PGA Tour will recognize his special needs. Like Casey Martin, Compton has formally requested the tour grant him use of a golf cart during his qualifying school bid.
"The biggest problem right now is my stamina," Compton said. "I haven't got all my strength back. If I have to walk four rounds of a tournament and practice rounds, that's going to be difficult."
A review committee made up of three tour executives will rule on the request with the help of Dr. Tom Hospel, a tour medical adviser.
Allison Keller, the PGA Tour's assistant general counsel, said a key is that an applicant show the Americans with Disabilities Act covers the disability, and that means the medical condition "substantially limits one or more major life activities."