Remembering A Legend: Arnold Palmer

The golf world lost an icon when Arnold Palmer died on Sunday, Sept. 25.  Following Palmer’s death, the Wyndham Championship issued the following statement:

“It’s a sad, sad day.  Arnold Palmer was a worldwide legend; very few professional athletes can transcend the sports world, but he was one of them.  He had so many Piedmont Triad connections, whether it was his beloved Wake Forest University, the mutual love affair between Mr. Palmer and the old Greater Greensboro Open, now the Wyndham Championship where he played 13 times or the many special friendships he made through the years.  When he was here in 2008 to help us celebrate our return to Sedgefield Country Club, his love of our PGA TOUR event and his regret at never having won it were clear.  It’s impossible to quantify his contributions to the game – we’ve lost the most important figure in the history of golf.  Rest in peace, Mr. Palmer.”

Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil

Below is a sampling of some stories written about Arnold Palmer in the days following his death:

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