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CASEY'S CART-WARMING STORY GRABBING PRE-OPEN HEADLINES

          Casey Martin and his use of a golf cart are dominating
     the pre-tournament headlines at the U.S. Open, which begins
     tomorrow at S.F.'s Olympic Club.  The USGA decided to allow
     Martin "to use a regular cart" during play after he
     "continued to have mechanical difficulties with his
     specially designed one-seat cart."  Martin played a practice
     round at Olympic yesterday with former Stanford teammates
     Tiger Woods and Joel Kriebel, with a "[l]arge gallery"
     following the threesome (Clifton Brown, N.Y. TIMES, 6/17). 
     Also in N.Y., Luke Cyphers writes that Martin has become a
     "fan favorite" (N.Y DAILY NEWS, 6/17).  In Orlando, Larry
     Guest writes that golf officials and traditionalists "can
     sneer all they want" at Martin and his cart, "[b]ut a judge
     and a rather sizeable portion of the public have declared
     themselves in the Casey Camp" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 6/17).  
     
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