The Ryder Cup is golf's biggest stage.
With the stage set, it's appropriate to honor the legendary Arnold Palmer, the man who loved this game so much.
Arnold Palmer died Sunday night at the age on 87. No athlete ever did more for his sport. He was golf's greatest ambassador.
“Our sports wouldn't be where it is without Mr. Palmer. He was a very proud American, very patriotic toward the Ryder Cup, but more than that he was a global superstar. He inspired people all over the world to take up our great sport,” said European Captain, Darren Clarke.
“We'll definitely draw inspiration from his spirit. We already had pictures of him in our locker room and team room we're going to add a few more. And he'll be with us forever. For a lot of us, he was our captain as well,” said U.S. Captain, Davis Love III
He was an accomplished player, especially at the Ryder Cup and with all the championships. It was the great person he was, however, who will be most remembered.
“We all know that when we walked away from Arnold Palmer he left us feeling good about ourselves. He did that with everybody he came in contact with. He's just one of the best men,” said Phil Mickelson.
“He was the people's man. Everybody loved him. He was just a working class guy who figured out how to get it done and he enjoyed it and he embraced it and he never said no,” said Rich Beem
“He crossed borders. He meant so much to the game of golf. I think we are all trying to figure out how to best honor him and his legacy,” said Matt Kucher.
Arnold Palmer's life will be celebrated at the 41st Ryder Cup opening ceremonies and what a better place for that to happen.
The legendary Arnold Palmer known for what he did on the golf course, but more importantly for what he did off the golf course.