Wyndham Championship Statement on the Passing of Arnold Palmer

Posted by Press Release on September 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

“It’s a sad, sad day. Arnold Palmer was a worldwide legend; very few professional athletes can transcend the sports world, but he was one of them. He had so many Piedmont Triad connections, whether it was his beloved Wake Forest University, the mutual love affair between Mr. Palmer and the old Greater Greensboro Open, now the Wyndham Championship where he played 13 times, or the many special friendships he made through the years. When he was here in 2008 to help us celebrate our return to Sedgefield Country Club, his love of our PGA TOUR event and his regret at never having won it were clear. It’s impossible to quantify his contributions to the game – we’ve lost the most important figure in the history of golf. Rest in peace, Mr. Palmer.”

Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil

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