Arnie will start in his 50th — and last — Masters’ this weekend. I’m going to miss him. No other current player has half his charisma. I wish he wouldn’t quit. I, for one, would pay to see him shoot in the 90s. The score doesn’t matter to me when Palmer is playing.
But Palmer is going to hang it up. When Hootie Johnson started telling older players they were done, Arnold announced that 2004 would be it for him.. “I don’t want to get a letter,” he said.
If Hootie Johnson has a legacy, it won’t be about Martha Burke, but about how he drove the legends out of the most legendary of tournaments.
Here’s a story on Arnold Palmer’s army, and the importance of his presence at the Masters’.