LOOK: In touching gesture, Arnold Palmer's golf cart is parked in his favorite spot
The touching tributes to Arnold Palmer continue at Bay Hill this weekend
The Arnold Palmer Invitational officially kicked into gear Thursday, but the three days prior were filled with tributes from some of the world’s top golfers. Fromto , some of the game’s biggest stars did what they could to let the world know how much Palmer meant to them.
The tournament itself has honored The King throughout the week as well. Most notably, it announced that it will award one of Palmer’s favorite red sweaters -- instead of the tournament’s traditional black jacket -- to the 2017 winner. It also unveiled a new statue of Palmer,and has now parked Palmer’s golf cart in his favorite spot -- on the tee box at 16.
Losing Palmer in 2016 was especially difficult for the world of golf, a sport once considered purely elitist that he popularized with the common man. To see thein Orlando, Florida, is certainly touching and just a reminder of how much he still means to the game.
Our Latest Stories
Rory McIlroy got blown by on Thursday by the Englishman
The best player in the world looked the part against Webb Simpson and Martin Kaymer
The shoe company gives a nod to the Masters with these slick kicks
D.A. Points had a clean card on Thursday, and he was rewarded for it
It was not the best Wednesday for two of the top six golfers in the world
The No. 3 golfer in the world walked off the course against Pat Perez on Wednesday