Day, Spieth and McIlroy leads Palmer tributes
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have joined the tributes to the great Arnold Palmer, following his death at the age of 87.
Palmer was recognised as one of golf's 'Big Three' alongside the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player during a golden era for the sport in the 1960s.
McIlroy, Spieth and Day were labelled by some as golf's new 'Big Three' at the end of the 2015 season.
And the trio were among the game's top talents to pay homage to the seven-time major winner, alongside the likes of Zach Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.
So sad to hear Mr. Palmer has passed away. He touched us all and was an incredible role model. The KING.-- Jason Day (@JDayGolf) September 26, 2016
It's an honor to be a lockermate with you at ANGC. You inspired millions, changed the game, and will forever be missed. #arnie-- Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) September 26, 2016
Remembering the special times I spent with Mr Palmer at Bay Hill. A true pioneer for our sport. Forever remembered. pic.twitter.com/qJQBpDWTWv-- Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 26, 2016
Here's to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold. pic.twitter.com/UlyfpIBOL2-- President Obama (@POTUS) September 26, 2016
My heart aches with passing of the King...Mr. Arnold Palmer. What he did for golf cannot be measured. ... https://t.co/FyLNENRzW4-- Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) September 26, 2016
Very sad news to hear of the passing of the great Arnold Palmer. We will miss you very much. The King and Legend. RIP-- Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) September 26, 2016