"There’s not a golf writer on the planet who can type the words 'Arnold Palmer' without a warm memory or timeless encounter coming to mind. He was generous and giving, and exhibited great patience to those of us holding pens and notepads who were seeking a story. He always delivered.
– Jeff Babineau, GWAA President
"With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of Arnold and recognize his life and legacy, remembering his great championship moments and his incredible humility. We are grateful for his contributions to the USGA as a champion for the game, our member program and our museum, which is named after him. He always had a twinkle in his eye, and a smile of encouragement for all of us. His history is our history, and his impact on the game transcends generations.”
“Arnold never wavered in his love for the game, from his time as an amateur until my last visit with him a few weeks ago. His legacy reaches far beyond his playing career, as a lifelong ambassador for our sport. It is hard to think of anyone who had done more for golf. The game is better because of him, and in many ways will never be the same.”
– Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director/CEO