Twitter reacts to the death of Arnold Palmer
One of golf’s all-time greats Arnold Palmer passed away Sunday evening at the age of 87. Here is how Twitter handled the passing of one of the best ever.
Golf lost one of the very best to have ever played the sport on Sunday evening. Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87. Palmer was known as one of golf’s Big Three with Jack Niklaus and Gary Player during the 1960s.
Palmer won 95 times as a professional form 1954 to 2006 on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. His 65 wins on the PGA Tour are fifth all-time. Palmer finished his golfing career as a seven-time major champion.
Palmer won the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia four times (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964), the US Open in 1960, and the Open Championship twice in 1961 and 1962. He finished second in the fourth major, the PGA Championship, in 1964, 1968, and 1970.
Golf lost a legend on Sunday evening and here is how Twitter reacted to it.
RIP Arnold Palmer! Thank you for the lessons in golf and life! You were an example among men and a legend! Godspeed to your family!
— Chris Cagle (@chriscagle) September 26, 2016
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 26, 2016
Sad news Mr Arnold Palmer past away. Golf has lost its King. His legacy will last forever. Thank you for what you have done for golf. #RIP
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 26, 2016
RIP Arnold Palmer. He was the 1st golfer to play the game like a linebacker. pic.twitter.com/CFZb63Sn2x
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) September 26, 2016
— Derek Anderson (@DAnderson314) September 26, 2016
Today I lost a good friend and the world lost a legend. RIP Arnold Palmer!!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) September 26, 2016
Breaking News: According to the United States Golf Association, the legendary Arnold Palmer has passed away at the age of 87. pic.twitter.com/4EkCF53MyO
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 26, 2016
R.I.P Arnold Palmer 👼🏻 pic.twitter.com/I4eMEtQtF8
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 26, 2016
A toast of tea and lemonade to Arnold Palmer. RIP pic.twitter.com/PjJmvD7Uj0
— Keith Whitmire (@Keith_Whitmire) September 26, 2016
My heart aches with passing of the King…Mr. Arnold Palmer. What he did for golf cannot be measured. … https://t.co/FyLNENRzW4
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) September 26, 2016
“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” – Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 26, 2016
I don’t get Awestruck very often but meeting Arnold Palmer at Bay HillI I was in AWE. #RIPLEGEND
— Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636) September 26, 2016
What a difficult day it’s been. Legend Arnold Palmer died tonight. #RIP
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) September 26, 2016
Rest In Peace Arnold Palmer. One of the greatest golfers of all time. You will be missed.
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) September 26, 2016
Oh come on. Not Arnold Palmer.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) September 26, 2016
Palmer was beloved many who didn’t even play golf. Athletes drew inspiration in his greatness. Many people enjoyed the lemonade/tea concoction that was famously named after him.
This is a tough day for many in the sports world with Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez passing away from a boating accident this morning, Vin Scully calling his final game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now the passing of Palmer.
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