Arnold Palmer has passed away and we have a lot to thank him for. Palmer shaped the way people play the game, but not only was he in charge of helping the market grow for the game. Arnold Palmer is one of the three big faces of the game of golf, which also include Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Palmer helped bring golf to television, while also bringing the rich sport to the masses. Jack Nicklaus was a good friend of Palmer’s said he feel likes he lost a part of his life. Which makes sense as he will be the missing part of the big three. In fact he is one the co-founders of Golf Channel, which is the home of golf. He secured $80 million for the launch of of the network. His name is the Morning Drive set on Golf Channel, as it’s known as Studio AP. He respectively the one known for the creation of golf channel and we wouldn’t be here today without him.
As the Ryder Cup is going on this week thoughts of Palmer overwhelmed players mind. Although Palmer is an American, European team members still paid tribute to the king Arnold Palmer. He helped shape the PGA Tour and many European players play the PGA Tour. This week players will play for Palmer, Phil Mickelson said that golf has a hole in it now. Everyone this week will be wearing the signature red, white, green and yellow umbrella pin to commemorate the King. The PGA of America doesn’t want Palmer to go unseen this week either, in the opening ceremony there will be a video tribute. This was obviously never planned but once it became aware to people, the PGA of America team was right on it. Davis Love lll said that the American team was crushed when they found out the news. People new this time was coming very soon, players and people noticed his health wasn’t the best when they saw him at his own tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida. But his legacy will forever live on and they will make sure it does throughout the Ryder Cup.