|JUL ||1964 -- Bedeviled by poor play, Palmer decides to withdraw from the British Open at St. Andrews despite having won the tournament in 1961 and '62. He offers Tony Lema the use of his putter and famed caddie Tip Anderson, both of whom help Lema win the championship in his Open debut. Lema later credits Anderson, saying, "It was amazing how often he put the right club in my hand. Tip was at least 50 percent of the team." |
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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.