Birmingham man participating in Amputee Long Drive Championship

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WIAT) — Many athletes face tough competition despite their disabilities.

One well-known Birmingham businessman is one of those athletes.

Chris Osborne is participating in the Amputee Long Drive Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Osborne is the head of the communications team at the Birmingham chapter of the American Red Cross.

He lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident nine years ago.

He says after getting a prosthetic leg, he had to learn how to play golf all over again.

“This is great. This is big ballers – coming in, hitting the ball a long way,” Osborne said. “I don’t know where I fit in, but it’s just a great competition to see and let people know even if you have what’s called a disability, there’s still some ability there.”

People from all over the United States and Canada are participating in the event.

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Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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