Whatever your feelings about how the USGA has conducted recent championships, you have to love this touch from the governing body.
In honor of Arnold Palmer’s historic, barnstorming 1960 U.S. Open win at Cherry Hills, Mike Davis and company unveiled this flag on the 18th hole featuring Palmer’s iconic visor-tossing silhouette.
— BarDown (@BarDown) June 18, 2017
And not like you’ve forgotten one of the enduring images in the history of the championship, but the design depicts the King’s victory visor toss. Palmer rallied from seven strokes back on the final day to beat out the likes of Ben Hogan an amateur named Jack Nicklaus.
In addition, the USGA handed out this superb keepsake to fans at the gate: A replica of Palmer’s 1960 U.S. Open medal.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 18, 2017
Even if you joined the chorus of voices contending Erin Hills isn’t a true U.S. Open venue and the tournament hasn’t proceeded as such, applaud the USGA for their remembrance of Mr. Palmer.