The 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge is as much a tribute to Arnold “The King” Palmer — who passed away on September 25, 2016 — as a competitive PGA Tour event. All participants and attendees will surely honor the late golfing legend in their own way.
52-degree: The “Arnold Palmer” Drink
Any mention of the Arnold Palmer drink — a concoction of Iced Tea and Lemonade — just doesn’t feel right without also mentioning the greatest sports commercial ever made.
Of all the things Arnold Palmer has done on and off the golf course, his idea to combine two respectively tasty beverages into one was possibly his most genius.
58-degree: The King’s Umbrella
The logo for “The King’s” corporation is a patented rainbow umbrella, which has more of a stealthy look on Hoffmann’s wedges.
62-degree: Arnie’s Love of Aviation
Based on a few minutes worth of research and deductive reasoning, the “N4316F” stamping references Hoffmann’s Piper Saratoga plane, and the “N1AP” is Arnold Palmer’s Cessna Citation Jet.