Friday, October 13, 2006

A Legend Retires

This man has been a hero of mine for most of my life. When you look in the dictionary under "class", it should say: see Arnold Palmer.

Legend to quit competitive golf at age 77

SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Arnold Palmer tearfully said it was time to stop playing competitive golf after withdrawing from a Champions Tour event early in the first round.

The 77-year-old Palmer hit two balls into the water on the fourth hole Friday, then said he was withdrawing because of a sore lower back. He continued playing with his threesome of Lee Trevino and John Mahaffey but did not keep score the rest of the round.

Palmer said he finished the round because he owed it to his fans.

Can any one say more about how this man has appreciated his fans?

Story and photo via SI and AP

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