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.
— Arnold Palmer Inv. (@APinv) March 16, 2017
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