Quick Hits: 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational
2017 is the first year of the Arnold Palmer Invitational since Arnie's passing. As such, this year's event was much more than a golf tournament, it was a celebration of Arnie's life. This week's Quick Hits will cover some of the highlights and special moments from last week's event.
Callaway Tours Arnold Palmer's OfficeThough frequently covered, Arnold Palmer's offices always seem to have something new to show the world. Callaway got a tour through the office at Bay Hill from Cori Britt and we got to see some crazy things. Maybe coolest of all is the book of handwritten notes Palmer made about Augusta. Click here to see more.
Marc Leishman Wins the Whole Darn ThingLeishman had a good tournament and made a good run on Sunday to seal his first win in five years. This had to be an exciting win for a variety of reasons, but maybe none more than reaching this level of successful since almost losing his wife two years ago. The new red winner's cardigan replicating Palmer's preferred classic look is a close second. The punched card to Augusta is third. For more on Leishman and his journey, Golf Digest covers it here.
Rickie Fowler Rocks Custom Palmer PumasRickie Fowler was turning heads wearing some crazy custom Puma high tops around Bay Hill to honor Arnold Palmer. Turns out only two pairs were made, one for Rick to wear and another to be auctioned off to raise money for the Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation. As for Rickie's pair:
The right shoe will remain on property at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, where Fowler hopes it will join another special memento he had previously left. The only hat in PalmerÛªs well-preserved upstairs office is one Fowler signed for him after the two had lunch together last year. As for the left shoe, Fowler hopes to keep that one and add it to the growing stockpile of Palmer memorabilia he has at his house. Thus far, itÛªs a collection that includes magazine covers commemorating PalmerÛªs death, the program from his memorial service in September and the hat Fowler wore during the final round of the Ryder Cup, adorned with a Palmer umbrella pin.