Arnold Palmer has passed away at the age of 87. He was one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game and was commonly called “The King of Golf.”
Palmer was admitted to a hospital on Thursday to receive cardiovascular work according to CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises and friend of the family, Alastair Johnson. He passed away in Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Golf Association said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador, at the age of 87. Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word. He inspired generations to love golf by sharing his competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador for the sport. Our stories of him not only fill the pages of golf’s history books and the walls of the museum, but also our own personal golf memories. The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same.”