The PGA Tour is in Orlando, FL this weekend for Arnold Palmer’s tournament, the Bay Hill Invitational. This year’s tournament marks the first time it will be played since Palmer’s passing in 2016. It is no doubt an emotional week for the Tour. Everyone is trying to pay tribute to The King just by playing, but Rickie Fowler is taking it a step further. He is wearing custom, hightop Puma golf shoes that feature images of Palmer all over them. And when it is all said and done, a pair shoes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to support Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
Only two pairs of the shoes exist – one Fowler will wear during the tournament, and the other, personally autographed by Fowler, will be auctioned off for charity. So what is on the shoes? Here is a break down of all the images and other specs.
- The Velcro strap is laser engraved with Palmer’s signature.
- Behind the tongue of the left shoe is the iconic umbrella logo that has become synonymous with Arnold’s brands.
- Behind the tongue of the right shoe includes a quote from Fowler in remembrance of The King. It reads: “Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”
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