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  • First veteran amputee to play in Tour's Boise Open

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    For the first time in the history of the Tour, a military veteran amputee will compete in an event. Iraq veteran Chad Pfeifer has been given a sponsor's exemption into the Albertsons Boise Open, played July 9-12. 

    The 33-year-old retired U.S. Army corporal and Idaho native lost his left leg above the knee in April 2007 when a roadside bomb exploded and blew up a vehicle in which he and other soldiers were traveling.

    “It’s an amazing opportunity for me and my golf career, but at the same time, it’s nice to get my story out there for other wounded soldiers or people with disabilities,” Pfeifer said. “Hopefully I can inspire them and they can see that anything is possible as long as they keep going."

    Pfeifer took up golf during his recovery process at the urging of fellow soldier Christian Bagge, who lost both of his legs in Iraq, while rehabilitating at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Less than a year after Pfeifer suffered his injury, he played in his first 18-hole round.

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