Tag Archives: Arnold Palmer

Sep
30
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

Arnold Palmer’s golf bag from 1975 was waiting on the first tee when the players arrived on a chilly, foggy Minnesota morning to kick off the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. At the time, nobody new what an omen it would turn out to be.

Justin Rose hit the first shot Friday morning but the Ryder Cup really started a minute later when Patrick Reed stood on the tee in short sleeves and pounded a drive. He was walking toward his ball by the time it landed in the middle of the fairway. Phil Mickelson might be the team leader, Jordan Spieth might be the fan favourite, but Reed brings the fire. And that means no sweater.

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Mar
16
2016
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

For the majority of his young career on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy didn’t play the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It had just never fit into his schedule. But prior to last year’s event, Palmer basically called McIlroy out and told him to figure out how to make it work. And respectfully, that’s exactly what the former world no. 1 golfer did. He did quite well, as a matter of fact, finishing T11th in his first start at Bay Hill.

In fact, now, McIlroy wishes he would have added this event to his schedule years ago.

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Mar
20
2015

After posting a two-under 70 on Thursday, McIlroy said he needed to clean up a few parts of his game and make more putts the next day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Well, turns out he kept his promise.

McIlroy didn’t quite put on the same ballstriking clinic as he did in the first round, but he had the rock rolling on Friday at Bay Hill, posting a six-under 66 to surge up the leaderboard.

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Mar
19
2015

Few people are capable of holding the attention of a packed room for a lengthy period of time. Arnold Palmer happens to be one of them — when the King talks, everyone and everything stops and you listen. As Palmer held court on Wednesday morning on the eve of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, he fielded a variety of questions, but naturally, the absence of Tiger Woods dominated the conversation.  

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Feb
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under RIP
Billy Casper reacted in this fashion today when he ran a 25-foot putt into the cup on the 11th green for a birdie 3 during his playoff with Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, on June 20, 1966.

Billy Casper reacted in this fashion when he ran a 25-foot putt into the cup on the 11th green for a birdie 3 during his playoff with Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, on June 20, 1966.

Golf lost a giant on Saturday when Billy Casper, a two-time U.S. Open champion, Masters winner, and one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour, passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Springville, Utah. According to his company Billy Casper Golf, the golfing legend died after enduring a heart attack and he had several health setbacks after fainting at the Masters last April. 

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Mar
23
2014
By Stephanie Wei under World Golf Hall of Fame
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Tour Commissioner TIm Finchem, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer and WGHOF COO Jack Peter

The World Golf Hall of Fame (WGHOF) introduced a new procedure for individuals to be inducted beginning with the Class of 2015, which was unveiled in a press conference today by PGA Tour Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors, Tim Finchem, along with Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorrenstam (via the phone) and WGHOF COO Jack Peter.

The changes were made after a review of the ballot and nomination process, which included an evaluation of the ballot system and voting body, along with criteria such as tournament victories and age. 

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Mar
21
2014
Scotty with a commanding lead...

Scotty with a commanding lead…

Adam Scott followed his record-tying 10-under 62 in the first round at Bay Hill with a respectable four-under 68, 14-under total, opening up a seven shot lead as he heads into the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

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Jun
12
2013

It takes a long time to play 18 holes. Golf has been a slow game for decades — from the amateur game to the pro tours. And it’s no secret that due to the grueling, hardest test of the year, the U.S. Open moves at a sluggish pace. Well, change is coming! (But almost certainly not this week at Merion.)

After its year-long study (slow-playing slow play!), the USGA announced on Wednesday their pace-of-play awareness and public education campaign, which will include a series of new PSAs featuring Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Clint Eastwood, Annika Sorenstam, Paula Creamer and Butch Harmon. 

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