PALMER ‘WATCH­ING OVER’ US TEAM IN RY­DER CUP TRI­UMPH

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

ARNOLD PALMER did not live to see the 41st Ry­der Cup, but US cap­tain Davis Love said he was still look­ing out for the Amer­i­cans in Sun­day’s vic­tory over Europe. “Arnold was watch­ing over us this week,” Love said. The golf icon, who played on six tri­umphant US Ry­der Cup teams and twice cap­tained Cup win­ners, died last Sun­day at age 87 as play­ers pre­pared to gather at Hazel­tine. “This week has been played un­der the shadow of Palmer’s pass­ing,” Europe cap­tain Dar­ren Clarke said in the clos­ing cer­e­mony. “But I’m sure he is up there look­ing down on us all with a smile on his face.” Jack Nick­laus, the 18-time ma­jor win­ner who was Palmer’s long-time ri­val, opened the Ry­der Cup by say­ing, “We all feel his loss and we ded­i­cate th­ese games to his honor.”

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