Outside of Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler is my favourite golfer.
I just think he’s one of the coolest players on tour.
Of course I’ve never met him, or Tiger for that matter, but I just think he oozes cool and the thousands of kids that dress up like him week in week out are testament to that.
I wasn’t around to watch Arnold Palmer play, but with the stories I’ve read and watched about him, it seems like he was that cool guy back in the days.
Palmer, who died last September aged 87, is widely credited with transforming golf during his glittering playing career, broadening the sport’s appeal while building a worldwide legion of devoted fans known as “Arnie’s Army.”
The seven-time major-winner owned Bay Hill from 1974 until his death and his pull made the Arnold Palmer Invitational one of the most celebrated stops on Tour.
And this week players and fans will get a chance to honour The King.
Today Fowler will wear a commemorative pair of PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops featuring iconic images of the legendary Palmer.
The custom PUMA Golf Hi-Tops were designed and created by Dominic Chambrone, also known as The Shoe Surgeon, as commissioned by PUMA Golf.
Only two pairs of the shoes exist – one Rickie will wear, and the other, personally autographed by Rickie, will be auctioned off for charity. All proceeds from the auction will go to support Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
The pair featured in the auction will come in a custom wood engraved box with Arnie’s signature and dates of life.
Hopefully these stylish Hi-Tops will raise a lot of money by Sunday.