Arnold Palmer, who died one year ago today, gave many interviews during his successful and wonderful career – but there was only one final interview recorded on video. It was given to CBS analyst Jim Nantz during Palmer’s final visit to Augusta in 2016. The interview, conducted in Butler Cabin, was posted on the Masters.com website. “When I started driving down Magnolia Lane, that’s when it starts, it’s always a great thrill,” Palmer said. Palmer played the Masters first in 1955 and did not miss a Masters since until this year. “I spent a lot of time working on my game to overcome the criticism for the way I hit the golf ball,” he said of his first time playing the Masters. “I used to dream about
ESPN.com Georgia alum Kevin Kisner planned ahead. He just didn't know he would finish Saturday tied for second place in the Tour Championship at 10-under after carding the lowest score in Round 3, a 6-under 64. Friday evening, Kisner turned to Twitter to try to find a helicopter that could take him from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta to Saturday night's showdown between No. 11 Georgia and No. 17 Mississippi State in Athens, Georgia -- after he finished his third round, of course. When you're three shots off the lead at the Tour Championship, but have equally pressing concerns on Saturday. Moving into contending position didn't stop Kisner from following through on his plan, as he hopped into
The International team has little choice but to embrace the role of underdog as it takes on a formidable United States side at the Presidents Cup starting on Thursday. On paper, the Americans should be far too strong at Liberty National in New Jersey for a global team lacking the depth of its opponent. The American players have an average world ranking of 15.5, compared to 31.5 for the Internationals, a team comprised of players from outside of Europe and the United States.