Beloved American golf legend and International Icon Arnold Palmer passed away on Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.
The United States Golf Association confirmed the news by posting that, they are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador, at the age 87, on their official twitter page.
It’s difficult to know where to begin in describing Arnold’s iconic career. In 1955, the legend turned as professional golfer, by winning a tournament in his first year on the tour and later on claimed seven majors.
Being the IMG’s first ever client, he played The Masters for 50 years and co-founded the Golf channel.
The legend won ninety five worldwide tournaments and nicknamed as “The King” for his potential and still a huge figure in the sport.
So many celebrities poured their condolences in on social media. US President Barack Obama and former president George Bush were among the many notable names to weigh in on the death of the legend.
Retired American professional golfer and Arnold’s great rival Jack William Nicklaus mentioned, Arnold is the reason behind today’s popularity towards golf and he made the game attractive to the television-viewing public.
No player can ever replace the place of Arnold in the game of golf, added Jack Nicklaus.
One of the most successful golfers of all time Tiger Woods thanked Arnold on his twitter page for his friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs.
Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend said Woods referring Arnold.
Arnold in his last days survived by his two daughters Amy Palmer and Peggy Walmer, as well as six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.