El estadounidense Arnold Palmer, el hombre que ayudó a transformar el golf de un deporte de élite a un evento para el hombre común, murió el domingo en Pittsburgh a la edad de 87 años, informó la Asociación de Golf de Estados Unidos. Justin Timberlake se despide de él en Instagram con una carta personal: “Ganaba espectacularmente. Perdía con gracia. Era más grande que el propio deporte. Y ha sido uno de los hombres más amables que jamás he conocido”.
First tournament I ever played in… He looked this young man in the eye and introduced himself. You could feel the GREATNESS surrounding him. I was in awe. A few months later, I ran into him on the driving range at Bay Hill with a pitching wedge in my hand and he sat and helped me with my swing (despite his best efforts, I still need all the help I can get…) He changed the game forever. He defined what the modern athlete is. He flew his own plane to his tournaments. He STARTED a network JUST for the sport. He won spectacularly. He lost graciously. He was bigger than the game. And, he was one of the nicest men I have ever met. I liked the game of golf when I met him. And, HE made me love it. Mr. Palmer, you will be missed by so many avid fans but you will forever be the remembered as THE KING. The definition of a LEGEND. R.I.P. Love, JT