The PGA of America and the U.S. Ryder Cup team are paying tribute to Arnold Palmer in various ways during this weekend’s matches at Hazeltine National, including a way to get the fans involved.
Officials are distributing out to fans pins that have a logo put together by Palmer’s family to honor the seven-time major winner. They say “I am a member of ‘Arnie’s Army.'”
In addition to having the players wear a pin with Arnold Palmer’s trademark umbrella design, the U.S. Ryder Cup team put on the first tee Mr. Palmer’s bag from the 1975 Ryder Cup at Laurel Valley in Ligonier, Pa., where Palmer was the captain. Curiously, the Americans’ morning foursomes sweep of the Europeans is the first time that the U.S. has won out in the opening session of the Ryder Cup since that week in ’75. Amazing.