Next week he'll call Woods a fellow competitor again, having stunningly earned a U.S. Open berth at Olympic, the same club where he was an amazing story in 1998 after being granted an injunction to compete while utilizing a golf cart. While he later won a lawsuit against the PGA Tour for the right to use a cart, it was his lone major championship appearance.
Martin is now 40 and the University of Oregon coach, and he's still afflicted by Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome, a birth defect that limits the blood flow in his lower right leg.
He'll be back in a cart again at Olympic, and he's still likely to give a hard time to his old teammate, who expressed nothing but admiration on Tuesday.
"Simply incredible," Woods tweeted. "Ability, attitude and guts. See you at Olympic Casey."
- Craig Stouffer