MacKinzie Kline

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MacKinzie Kline (born March 30, 1992 in La Jolla, California) is an American female golfer who suffers from a heart defect known as heterotaxy syndrome as a result of being born with only one ventricle.[1] The condition causes the blood in one's body to have little oxygen.

Kline participated in her first LPGA event in 2007 at the Ginn Tribute,[2] and became the first player in LPGA history to ride a cart during competition.[3][4] Kline, who was just 15 at the time, scored an 89 and thus will be ineligible to appear in another LPGA event until 2008.


  1. ^ Wood, Gaby (2007-07-01). "Teen spirit". The Observer. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Final Results: Glenn Tribute hosted by Annika". LPGA. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  3. ^ Spousta, Tom (2007-05-09). "Teen golfer Kline plays on despite heart defect". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ Sobel, Jason (2007-05-30). "On the Hot Seat: Mackinzie Kline". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 

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