Twitter tributes pour in for Arnold Palmer

26 September 2016 02:23

Tributes poured in from golfers around the world for Arnold Palmer following confirmation of his death at the age of 87.

"Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs. Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend. It's hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King." - American former world number one Tiger Woods.

"Sad news Mr Arnold Palmer past away. Golf has lost its King. His legacy will last forever. Thank you for what you have done for golf. #RIP" - England's Ian Poulter.

"Just heard the news about #TheKing. Can't believe it. Amazing man and his legacy in the game and in our hearts will live forever. #RIPArnie" - Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell.

"I'm one of the fortunate folks to have spent time with the King. Incredibly blessed to have known him. The King made golf cool." - American David Duval.

"Very sad to hear the passing of Mr. Palmer. Rest In Peace to the forever role model, legend and The King! He will be missed #RIPTheKing" - New Zealand's Lydia Ko.

"My heart aches with passing of the King.Mr. Arnold Palmer. What he did for golf cannot be measured. Athlete, pioneer, philanthropist, family man, and much more.RIP Arnie." - American Zach Johnson.

"No, no, no.Sad day for golf. We miss you. Thank you for everything. The King forever" - Sweden's Annika Sorenstam.

"I am so very sad to hear about the passing of Arnold Palmer, he was an amazing man! True legend. #TheKing" - South African Charl Schwartzel.

"Such a sad day. One of the highlights of my life was getting to know The King. He will be missed #AP #longlivetheking" - American Brandt Snedeker.

"So sad to hear the passing of the King Mr Palmer. Gutted I never got to meet the man personally. Thought and prayers with his family" - Irishman Shane Lowry.

"Sad day for not only the golf world but the entire world RIP Arnold "The King" Palmer You have left a mark that nobody will be able to match" - American Billy Horschel.

"The king of style and charisma will be forever remembered and we players will be forever thankful for what you did for the game." - Swede Jesper Parnevik.

"I'm heart broken tonight. Arnold Palmer defined what it is be a professional inside and outside the ropes. All of golf says 'thanks Arnold'" - American Peter Jacobsen.

"Thank you to Mr. Arnold Palmer for showing generations of golfer how to act on and off the course. You made every fan feel special." - American Hunter Mahan.

Source: PA