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U.S. Postal Service to honor Arnold Palmer with a stamp

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The United States Postal Service will honor Arnold Palmer by issuing a commemorative stamp of the seven-time major champion in 2020.

The USPS announced the reason behind the decision being due to Palmer’s “positive impact and compelling story, rising from humble beginnings to become a globally revered champion”.

The agency also noted regarding the upcoming stamp that “with drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses.”

The stamp will be a “forever” stamp, meaning that its value will always equal the cost of a first-class mail stamp. The image featured will be of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in a pose captured by photographer James Drake.

Speaking on the news, Palmer’s daughter, Amy Saunders stated

“To have my father celebrated in this way is a true honor. It’s something I think he would be proud of as both an individual and an American, and it’s a wonderful way to preserve his legacy.”

The exact date in which the stamp will be available has yet to be revealed.

 

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Stampy Kucherson

    Oct 23, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    They should make a penny stamp of Matt Kuchar.

  2. Randy Herring

    Oct 23, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Mr. Palmer is a great AMERICAN “ROLE MODEL” for all to learn from. He was always so grounded and humble in victory or defeat. Kudos to the USPS for bringing honor to a true AMERICAN HERO! Proud member of Arnies Army!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (11.14.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

“Leave the color, or buff it out?” What do you think, WRXers?

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Leave the color, or buff it out? #WeldNeckWednesday.

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Slick new murdered-out creation from Embrace Putters.

Another attractive looking Olson blade.

Beautiful shot of Summit Golf & Country Club courtesy of Drew Harvie.

Today is the day.

This year’s Wyndham Championship winner working with SuperSpeed.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (11.13.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Cameron More showcasing Garden City Golf Club in New York.

Great giveaway for WRXers to get their hands on this colorful flat-stick.

A look at Haywood Golf’s slick looking stamping.

How do you like this finish from Goodwood Golf, WRXers?

Tiger Woods style Scotty Newport 2 up for grabs.

More teasers from Bettinardi.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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David Ortiz shares his side of the story from his Mayakoba controversy with Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar returns to the site of his 2018 Mayakoba victory this week—a week which proved extremely damaging to the 41-year-old’s public persona.

The result of last year’s win was overshadowed after Kuchar paid his stand-in caddie, David Ortiz, $5,000 for helping him to his eighth PGA Tour win and the $1.3 million prize at Mayakoba. After a messy, publicised back and forth, Kuchar eventually paid Ortiz $50,000, and over the weekend the Mexican caddie revealed his side of the story.

Speaking to the New York Post, Ortiz revealed that he carries no animosity towards Kuchar following the incident, stating

“Kuchar is a good person. I’m not angry. Everything is good. Not paying was not good. But I have no anger.”

Per the report, before the event, Kuchar’s deal with Ortiz was that he would pay the stand-in caddie $1,000 for the Tuesday practice round, $1,000 for the Wednesday pro-am and $3,000 for the tournament rounds (cut made, or no cut made).

However, Ortiz then requested 10 percent should Kuchar go on to win, to which the 41-year-old responded “Of course,” though Ortiz claims, “it felt like he was just looking at me like I’m this little guy.’’

Kuchar’s payment of $5,000 did not equal one percent of his winnings and led to plenty of vocal critics amongst golf fans and pundits alike.

It was then director of golf at El Camaleon, David Lopez, who got involved on Ortiz’ behalf. Lopez contacted Kuchar’s agent, Mark Steinberg, who curtly blew off Lopez’ request that Ortiz’ payment be increased, responding to his email saying “No. What we paid you is fair.”

Following Kuchar’s comments that, “For a guy who makes $200 a day, a $5,000 week is a really big week”, Lopez once again emailed Steinberg stating that the issue had now become a racial one, and per the report, two days later, Ortiz had been sent an extra $45,000.

All’s well that ends well for Ortiz, who explained to the Post how important the $50,000 is to him.

“Fifty thousand dollars, for me, is big. It’s everything to me and not much to (Kuchar). The $50,000 I needed for my business and to fix my kitchen and bathroom at home and to buy a new cell phone.”

 

 

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