Before there was ever a Tiger Woods there was Arnold Palmer. Palmer has long been credited for bringing golf to the masses and became the most beloved figures of the game, passed away today. Sources close to the family have confirmed. He was 87.
“We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the defining figure in golf.”