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Comment from: speedingbus2003@yahoo.com [Visitor]
Actually, you are correct. I caddied for Palmer twice at bayhill about 10 years ago. The first time he was the nicest guy in the world, The second time he was a dick, and I mean a world class dick(I'm thinking to myself), What's wrong with this guy, he has more money than God, and he has to act like a big dick. Go figure.
2006-02-24 @ 16:21
Comment from: Kevin Nichols [Visitor]
If you read the rules of golf closely, I believe you'll find that Arnie is breaking the rules every time he plays these days. The rules clearly state that, "in competition, a player is disqualified for using a second caddie to carry his colostomy bag."
2006-02-24 @ 17:35
Comment from: Mark M [Visitor]
You people are terrible. Arnold Palmer is an inspiration to us all. Don't you think that he knows his game has gone away? Don't you think he knows that and is perhaps embarressed? He plays for the fans, the sponsors and the charities. Every time he plays is means mega bucks to all the wonderful charities that prof golf supports. You are an airhead and that is the BEST I can say about you. I hope at age 76 I will even be able to WALK let alone play 18 holes of golf with othe professional golfers. Wake up you fool. Arnie has meant so much to so many!
2006-02-24 @ 22:08
Comment from: Martin [Visitor]
I saw Arnold play for the first time in the Kinko's Classic May,2003. Arnie shot an 85 and I admitt it was tough to watch but he always gives you a flash of former greatness, sinking a couple long putts and a few great approach shots. I got what I wanted. I'm sure Arnie doesn't enjoy days like this but the fans want him to play and the sponsers want him there.
2006-02-26 @ 20:32
Comment from: Bangkok Al [Visitor]
Martin, the sad thing is that what you saw happened nearly three years ago. It's worse now. I realize it sounds cruel for me to talk about it here. I understand that people have warm memories and feelings about Arnold. But the time has come for him to enjoy the game privately and to stop playing golf on television.
2006-02-26 @ 21:50
Comment from: Martin [Visitor]
I think this is a non-issue. Arnie has essentially retired from competitive golf. His only recent event was a best ball pairing in the Senior Skins.
2006-02-27 @ 02:20
Comment from: Brad of va [Visitor] Email
Arnold prepared to try again in the 2007 Skins Game
2007-01-04 @ 18:24
Comment from: Hideo Kobe [Visitor] Email
As another posting on this site suggests, golf is bankrupt in the charisma bank. If there were more incarnations of the Chi's Chi's, Trevino's, Player's of the past, a diminished Palmer wouldn't be necessary. But there just aren't.

I think big money is largely to blame for this.

Yesterday, here in Bangkok, I was a passenger in the car reserved for British Open winner Paul Lawrie for the Royal Trophy event here. He won one major tournament and that made his career.

I don't think golfers think much about careers anymore. They don't have to. They think about one good year or two and then they are set for life.

Professional golfers not that long ago were forced to think about careers and adopting a style that set them apart. Now they don't have to think that way at all.

2009-01-06 @ 23:16

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