The golf world sent a legend into the the afterlife with a moving tribute that featured thousands of mourners softly muttering “Get in the hole” as Arnold Palmer’s casket was lowered into his final resting place.
“His final hole in one,” smiled the presiding priest, as those in attendance nodded in agreement, smiling.
Most stayed after the interment for an eponymous mixture of iced tea and lemonade, to swap fond memories and take a swing from the cemetery’s newly-built Palmer Memorial Tee Box.
“I like to imagine he’s up above the clouds now, shooting a par five on the moon with nothing but clear sky ahead of him,” said one observer.
Hopefully, he’s in a better place now, a place where every drive lands right on the fairway and no chip runs past the green. Universally respected, universally beloved, a true gentleman of the gentlemen’s game.
Rest in peace, Arnold Palmer.