PGA Tour addresses disabled fans' concerns

Updated: May 31, 2003, 1:08 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The PGA Tour said Friday it has settled a lawsuit by two disabled golf fans seeking better wheelchair access to a dozen annual tournaments in Florida.

Lawyers for both sides filed a notice of dismissal Thursday and told a federal judge, without offering details, that the lawsuit filed in February had been settled.

In a joint statement issued Friday by both sides, the PGA Tour said it had taken steps for disabled fans before the lawsuit was filed.

As part of that effort, the tour said it developed a "comprehensive manual on providing access to individuals with disabilities to golf tournaments.''

The fans who sued suggested improvements on the manual and its implementation, the two sides said.

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