Friday 21 October 2016

Rickie Fowler honours Arnold Palmer as Team US continue to celebrate Ryder Cup win

Tom Rooney

Published 04/10/2016 | 14:19

Arnold Palmer . (AP)
Arnold Palmer . (AP)

The American team are still celebrating their first Ryder Cup victory since 2008 and, following Sunday’s triumph over Europe at Hazeltine, Rickie Fowler has paid tribute to the late, great Arnold Palmer.

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Despite some pretty unsavoury behaviour from a number of  those in attendance, this year’s Ryder Cup should be remembered for the calibre of play and the compelling viewing it made for.

Just four days before the competition began, Arnold Palmer, arguably the game’s greatest icon, passed away at the age of 87.

The US captain, Davis Love III, further rallied his team by urging them to bring the  Ryder Cup back to America as a tribute to the King.

They did, and with three games still in play, no less.

When the action got underway on Friday, a bag from Palmer’s 1975 captaincy was placed at the first tee.

After America’s 17-11 triumph, Love dedicated the win to Palmer.

Rickie Fowler has continued in that vein by posting a heartfelt tweet with the cup, while on a plane journey. Following Palmer’s death, Fowler was one of many to express his admiration for the seven-time Major winner.

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