IF YOU LIKE GOLF LEGEND Arnold Palmer, you can make it count in a monetary way during the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational. For every “like” the Arnold Palmer Invitational Facebook page (facebook.com/arnoldpalmerinvitational) receives through March 28, MasterCard will donate $1, up to $200,000, to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.
The tournament known today as the Arnold Palmer Invitational began in 1966 as the Florida Citrus Open Invitational. Lionel Hebert won the inaugural event. Since then the annual tournament on the Florida Swing has gone through several name changes. It has been hosted by Bay Hill Club & Lodge, owned by Palmer, since 1979.
Palmer was recently named one of the 25 coolest athletes of all time by GQ. He won 62 PGA Tour titles, including seven majors, four of them Masters.
−The Armchair Golfer