|MAY ||1961 -- Golf writers pick both Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to sweep the year's majors. A split vote? No, Palmer is a landslide winner in predictions to win the PGA majors, and Nicklaus, still an amateur, is the heavy favorite to win the U.S. Amateur. |
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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.
ARNOLD PALMER STATEMENT REGARDING TIGER WOODS AND THE ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD.
"Tiger called me personally this afternoon to let me know that he wouldn't be playing here at Bay Hill. He said that his game is not quite ready yet and that he was disappointed that he won't be able to play in the tournament, which has always meant a lot to him. I'm sorry that he won't be playing. We'll certainly miss him, but I understand and appreciated that he called me."