Golfing icon Arnold Palmer’s public memorial service starts at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, October 4, and golfing dignitaries from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods are expected.
Palmer’s funeral was private, but the October 4 service is open to the public at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, which is the golf legend’s hometown. According to CBS Local Pittsburgh, many dignitaries are expected to attend the memorial, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Ricky Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Nancy Lopez. Vince Gill will sing, the news station said.
Palmer’s official Facebook page says:
You can also watch the broadcast live on the websites of the Golf Channel or ESPN. Be aware that you will be asked to log in to your cable service provider in order to access the streams. The stations do not offer the live streams for free.
The Golf Channel’s live stream can be found here.
ESPN’s live stream can be located here.
Palmer’s Twitter page suggests:
Pittsburgh News Channel 4 is also streaming the memorial service live online for free.
To watch the free online coverage through the TV station’s website click here.
Arnold Palmer’s website says, “Tune in and watch the memorial service Tuesday at 11:00am EST on ArniesArmy.com.” You can find Palmer’s official website here.
The Golf Channel is broadcasting the public memorial service live and planning a full slate of Arnold Palmer tributes throughout the day on Tuesday. According to NBC Sports, “Golf Channel will devote an entire day to celebrating the life and legacy of the King.” The Golf Channel coverage of the memorial service runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., but other tributes are planned throughout the day’s coverage.
ESPN is also running the memorial service.
According to Jacksonville.com, the service will be held inside the St. Vincent Basilica, with limited public seating and a live TV feed for overflow crowds.
Here is a video tribute the PGA posted for Palmer.
In addition, the family encourages fans to visit a nature reserve in honor of Palmer’s first wife, who died after a struggle with ovarian cancer.
According to WTAE, a family spokesman said: “We are encouraging people who want to pay any tribute or have any reflections to go to the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, which provides a landscape and an environment for meditation, for leaving flowers or messages or whatever. It’s also logistically easier to get to than having anything here, with respect to traffic and congestion, which is the last thing we want to impose on the community.”
The Golf Channel encourages those who can’t attend the memorial in person to “congregate at their local golf course to watch with fellow fans of The King and post a photo on social media with the hashtag, #ArniesArmy,” said MyGolfDaily.
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