I am sitting here watching the coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the Golf Channel and Kelly Tilghman and Frank Nobilo are in the broadcast booth with Arnold Palmer on air right now. I have been working on a few things so I don’t know exactly how long he had been in there, but I want to say it has been at least an hour or longer.
While I am sitting here working, and watching the tournament at the same time, I have come to realize Arnold Palmer is the most gracious public figure ever. He has been sitting here the entire time and answering every single question that has been thrown his way. He seems to be in no hurry and gives you his honest opinion about everything and gives you a full answer. Not a half-ass response which you hear from a majority of celebrities who are in a hurry to get off the camera. He has talked about everything from the new design at Bay Hill to Amateur golf events to his early playing days. (And of course we couldn’t avoid a Tiger Woods question right??) He is also talking a lot about his grandson, Sam Saunders, who is having a decent rookie year so far on the PGA Tour and has begun working with Arnie on his game.
It’s great to hear a golf icon give so many thoughtful answers and not act like he has somewhere better to be. THANKS ARNIE!!