|NOV ||1993 -- In response to recent high profile incidents of superstar surliness, (N.Y. Met Vince Coleman tossing a firecracker at fans waiting for his autograph, injuring a 3 year old), the Orange County Register's John Strege cites Palmer as an example of how athletes ideally should behave. "As much as the game has given him, Palmer has more than reciprocated in kind. He considers it his responsibility. To whatever degree his diminishing skills frustrate him, he does not permit it to encroach on his public persona. That is why he is the King and why he is not likely to abdicate his throne to a modern athlete any time soon."|
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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.