By Josie Byzek and Tim Gilmer

When Casey Martin sued the PGA Tour in 1997, he hesitantly stepped over a line that defined him as disabled. Then came a four-year battle in which Martin–enduring insults, lack of understanding, unwanted public scrutiny and more than a little hoopla–distinguished himself with tenacity and grace all the way to the Supreme Court. He aimed high, set an example of resolute conviction and ultimately won a legal victory that will benefit people with disabilities–in a range of public accommodations–for years to come. New Mobility is proud to honor him as our 2001 Person of the Year.