|SEP ||1986 -- Enormous crowds strain at the gallery ropes in the hopes of seeing Palmer ace the same hole three consecutive days at the 1986 Chrysler Cup Pro-Am. Alas, Palmer's tee shot bounces off the green and into the rough. The Washington Post's Tom Boswell begins his story about Palmer's consecutive aces: "On Tuesday, Arnold Palmer made a hole in one. Yesterday, he returned and made a hole in a million." It calculates Palmer's played more than 40,000 par 3s and had made "only" 13 aces, and figures the odds of him acing the same hole twice in a row exceed 10 million-to-1. The first of several hundred telegrams and letters from well-wishers begins arriving at Palmer's Latrobe office congratulating him on the feat.|
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Arnold Palmer and GCAA Announce Changes to Arnold Palmer Cup
BRADENTON, Fla. - Arnold Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today that beginning in 2018 the Arnold Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition that matches the top collegiate male players in the United States against their counterparts from Europe, will expand to include both men and women collegiate golfers chosen from around the world.
PALMER CUP PLAYER TO GET INVITATION TO COMPETE AT BAY HILL STARTING IN 2016
Amateur that best exhibits qualities of Arnold Palmer earns berth in Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard - Event to be renamed the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. - Starting in 2016, one of the 20 participants in the annual Palmer Cup matches will be extended an invitation to compete in the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, tournament officials announced today.
In related news, the event's name will be changed to the Arnold Palmer Cup beginning in 2016.
Founded in 1997, the Palmer Cup is a team match play competition featuring 10 collegiate golfers from the United States against 10 golfers from Europe. This year's event is June 12-14 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Europe won last year's edition 18 1/2 to 11 1/2 at Walton Heath Golf Club in England. The U.S. leads the series 9-8-1.