Similar stories are told about the man on and off the course, whether you were Jim Nance or just a spectator trying to catch a glimpse of one of the greats to ever play the game. He was your friend.
Many of us didn’t get to see him in his true prime. But Palmer really did put the “cool” into golf. Seeing the old videos and pictures. The guy oozed cool.
And yet, he was as humble and approachable as any person you would ever meet.
These are the types of stories that everyone tells about the King.
Even Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player to ever live, was in awe of the man.
Arnold Palmer never forgot where he came from. He was a greens-keeper’s son, he was a Veteran.
He treated everyone with the utmost respect and kindness. That’s truly Arnold Palmer’s legacy.
Finally, one last video. An ESPN commercial that perfectly captures the aura of Arnold Palmer.
That was awesome. All of it was awesome.
Thank you, Mr. Palmer.
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