Arnold Palmer was eulogized in Latrobe, PA today, with many of Arnie’s friends and family offering heart-felt words. But it was Jim Nantz of CBS Sports who got the attendees on their feet, literally.
Nantz, with his voice cracking, memorialized his “great friend” Palmer in a speech that was wildly lauded as pitch perfect.
Just watched the Jim Nantz tribute to Arnold Palmer today. Absolutely magnificent. Touching and funny, so well done. #ThumbsUp #ArniesArmy
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 4, 2016
Absolute chills watching Jim Nantz deliver an amazing speech @ Arnold Palmer's memorial what a poignant moment leading one last cheer for AP
— George Savaricas (@GeorgeSavaricas) October 4, 2016
Jim Nantz Eulogy for Arnold Palmer was touching, emotional and perfect for the King of golf. #RIPArnie @FOX29philly @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 4, 2016
At the closing of his speech, Nantz said, “In honor of Arnold, can you give him one more walk, one more standing ovation?”
And with that, Arnold Palmer got his final farewell ovation.
R.I.P. KING. We are going to miss you!