Firestone to rename bridge for Palmer at 'Monster' 16th hole
AKRON, Ohio (AP) Firestone Country Club will honor the late golf legend Arnold Palmer by naming a stone bridge after him at the signature 16th hole he dubbed ''The Monster.''
The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2tQsGBH ) reports the Arnold Palmer Bridge will be dedicated with a plaque Aug. 2 before the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, in northeast Ohio.
The 16th hole on Firestone's South Course is 667 yards with a pond in front of the green. Palmer dubbed it ''The Monster'' in 1960 after carding a triple-bogey 8 during the PGA Championship that year.
Palmer won three times at Firestone. He died in September at age 87.
A charity walk is being held in his honor Aug. 2 to raise funds for two children's hospitals.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com