Leishman Wins Inaugural Red Cardigan At Arnold Palmer Invitational

The winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational used to be awarded with a navy blue blazer as the tournament champion. But with Arnie’s passing, the folks in charge decided to switch it up, and are presenting the champion with a red cardigan sweater – inspired by the King, himself.

Per a post from Golf Digest, the sweater includes a champion patch with Palmer’s famous umbrella logo in two-tone with the words “Arnie’s Army” printed at the top.

The official announcement was made earlier in the week via the tournament’s Twitter account.

Here’s a fresh Getty Images photo of Leishman wearing the champion’s sweater.

 
The reactions on social media are somewhat mixed but the majority is most certainly leaning towards approval.


Sources/Credits: Golf Digest, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Getty Images


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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