Not just another round for Palmer's grandson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) For all the highlights from Bay Hill, watching Arnold Palmer play the 18th hole for the final time is hard to beat. His score in 2004 is irrelevant. Palmer was 74. For his final act, he hit driver off the deck with all the thunderous might he had left, a low slider that bounded onto the green and down the ridge toward the flag. Palmer was all smiles, and so...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfer pokes alligator at Bay Hill

Maybe it’s just me, but if I saw an alligator sunbathing near me on a golf course, I’m skipping that hole in a second.However, professional golfers can’t exactly do that. So, naturally, when Cody Gribble saw a gator on the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill during Thursday’s first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he walked up behind it and tapped it on the tail.Wait...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memories of Palmer abound as tournament begins at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Sam Saunders stepped onto the first tee at Bay Hill and flashed a quick thumbs-up to the crowd, the trademark gesture of his grandfather. For the next four hours, memories of Arnold Palmer were all around him Thursday. Nothing hit him harder, though, than his walk to the 16th tee. Parked next to the tee was Palmer's cart - that's where his grandfather loved...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bay Hill media center named after Palmer's press secretary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Doc Giffin, the longtime press secretary for Arnold Palmer, couldn't make it to Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without his boss. Attribute that to a late season snowstorm that kept him from leaving Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He also missed out on the news Wednesday. Alastair Johnston, the chairman of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, took part in a...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler honors Arnold Palmer with tribute shoes

It is with heavy hearts that the PGA community descends upon Bay Hill to play this week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with the longtime and iconic host of the tournament passing away in September. The tributes to the late Palmer will be all around the course, in the stands, on players’ bags and gear, and in once case, on their feet.Rickie Fowler revealed earlier this week...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Memories of Palmer everywhere at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The photo was never published out of respect for Arnold Palmer. Palmer was walking his dog early one morning when he turned down Marina Drive across from the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, a tiny lane next to the tennis courts where sunlight filtered through a canopy of trees. He was 85, moving slower than anyone was used to seeing, his shoulders slightly drooped...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfers who skip Arnold Palmer Invitational are not being disrespectful

Arnold Palmer was a sporting legend, a golfer who transcended golf and become a legitimate American icon.That’s somehow not hyperbole, in this case. Well, I guess maybe it is by definition, but Palmer’s importance to golf cannot really be underestimated.We learned just how important he was to the golf world when he passed away last fall at the age of 87. The following weekend...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mastercard Honors Arnold Palmer In Emotional Ad On Eve Of Tournament

The PGA Tour season is in the middle of its “Florida Swing,” which means that it’s that time of year when the Arnold Palmer Invitational comes around. But this year’s tournament will feel a lot different from past editions. Palmer passed away in September, which means that the famed host of the event won’t be looking on for the first time in the tournament’s history...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With rainbow overhead, Arnold Palmer’s ashes spread

One can hardly think of Arnold Palmer without quickly thinking of Latrobe Country Club. It was his home course. It’s where Palmer learned to play the game. So, it’s fitting that even after Palmer’s death, a part of him will remain at Latrobe Country Club forever. Arnold Palmer's ashes were spread today next to Winnie, behind the swimming pool, not far from 10th tee at Latrobe...
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September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest ever players, dies at age 87

The golf world lost an icon Sunday night. Arnold Palmer, one of the game’s best and most iconic figures, died at the age of 87, according to the USGA. He won seven major championships, including four Masters victories in seven seasons from 1958-1964. We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87. —...
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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