There are few people in the history of golf that have been more popular and more influential than Arnold Palmer. His fiery personalty and his mastery of the game led to an explosion of golf in the late '50s and early '60s.
As the world learned about "The King's" passing on Sunday, today's generation of golfers took to social media to remember one of the greats of all time.
Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs. Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) September 26, 2016
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) September 26, 2016
Such sad news to hear about passing of #arnoldpalmer . Great memories of him. His legacy in the game & charity will live forever.
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) September 26, 2016
My heart aches with passing of the King...Mr. Arnold Palmer. What he did for golf cannot be measured. ... https://t.co/FyLNENRzW4
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) September 26, 2016
— Kyle Thompson (@KyleThompsonPGA) September 26, 2016
Sad day for the golf world:(
The passing of a King. Thank you Mr. Palmer for what you created and gave to my family. What a life. Thank you!
— Jerry Kelly (@jerrykelly13pga) September 26, 2016
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.