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PALMER ATTENDS ADMINISTAFF SMALL BUSINESS CLASSIC
October 19, 2009
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Golf legend and Administaff spokesman Arnold Palmer attended the Administaff Small Business Classic presented by United Healthcare at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course in Woodlands Texas.
Palmer attended the draw party and played in the Thursday pro-am event with his ever-present 'army' there to cheer him on. The Champions Tour event is one of the first to offer free admission to all ages and on Thursday gave away Arnold Palmer bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans.
Also in the tournament field was fellow legend Tom Watson whom Palmer had a chance to chat with Thursday afternoon on The Woodlands' putting green. The topic of conversation was the nail-biting British Open Championship this July and Watson's putt on the 72nd hole.
"I watched him putt the ball at the British Open and that made me think I needed to talk to him a little," Palmer said. "Nothing heavy. Just getting the ball started on the right line. He will putt better if he does that. I know that. I told him that was what he needed to do."
"It was a good tip," Watson grinned. "It was coming from the King."
On Sunday, John Cook rose to the top of the field to win the event for his third career Champions Tour title. The 11-time winner on the regular PGA Tour closed with a 4-under 68 and finished with an 11-under 205 to hold off Jay Haas and Bob Tway by two shots.
"Cook made a nice charge on the final day and kept his focus." said Palmer.
Posted by scurry at October 19, 2009 01:34 PM