|MAY ||1984 -- The Los Angeles Times writes that the Senior PGA has far more star power than the current PGA Tour. "The sight of a tanned, lean Arnold Palmer trying to go through a tree rather than over it, or agonizing over a putt that dared not to go into the hole, remains among golf's most alluring attractions." Palmer says the new tour's potential is fantastic.|
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Palmer Statement on Venturi
"I was very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a friend and an opponent and I had the utmost respect for him throughout his career. He was a great competitor and the golf world will miss him." - Arnold Palmer
State of the Game: The delicate fabric of the game
I marvel at golf. I’ve been immersed in the game now for almost 80 years, yet every day it surprises me or affects me in some new way. Sometimes it’s a swing tip I’ve never heard before. Occasionally it’s a snippet of the game’s rich history that had previously gone unnoticed or maybe it’s that one remaining golf joke I hadn’t yet heard. But the way in which the game most often surprises me – moves me, really – is its endless capacity for good. From the game’s leading professionals to its highest handicappers, from its administrators to its administrated, it is inspiring, even golf-affirming, to know that while ropes may separate the world’s greatest players from their fans, we’re all united in two key ways: charity and the Rules of Golf.