The winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational used to be awarded with a navy blue blazer as the tournament champion. But with Arnie’s passing, the folks in charge decided to switch it up, and are presenting the champion with a red cardigan sweater – inspired by the King, himself.
Per a post from Golf Digest, the sweater includes a champion patch with Palmer’s famous umbrella logo in two-tone with the words “Arnie’s Army” printed at the top.
The official announcement was made earlier in the week via the tournament’s Twitter account.
In the name of Arnie’s Army, Arnold Palmer’s iconic red cardigan will be bestowed upon his tournament champion. #LifeWellPlayed #APinv pic.twitter.com/q869RlYxOY
— Arnold Palmer Inv. (@APinv) March 16, 2017
Here’s a fresh Getty Images photo of Leishman wearing the champion’s sweater.
The reactions on social media are somewhat mixed but the majority is most certainly leaning towards approval.
Sources/Credits: Golf Digest, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Getty Images