Arnold Palmer was perhaps as much of the history of the Masters as any other player in history.
Since his passing last September he has been honored in different ways, and at his Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Fans and players alike have been anxious to see what Augusta National would do in memory of the “King” since he played such an vital role in helping make the Masters and all of professional golf what it is today.
In Chairman Billy Paynes news conference with the media today he was asked what the plans were for a tribute.
Payne started his response by expressing his love and respect for Palmer who he met before Payne was even a golfer or member of Augusta National.
“The best way I can describe Arnold was that he was such a giving man. We had a close friendship and we miss him.”
In response to what tribute is plan, Payne deferred that questions saying it would not be appropriate and we would see Thursday morning at the ceremonial tee shots.
There have been no leaked rumors or ideas on exactly how they will pay tribute to Palmer, but with everything Augusta National does, we rest assured it will be worthy for the “King”