PGA-Golf

Senior PGA Championship raises questions about Trump profiting off his presidency.

  • As top players age 50 and over competed for the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy, questions buzzed about whether the Senior PGA Championship was another example of Trump potentially profiting from his office.
  • “It’s the greatest marketing in the world,” first son Eric Trump told the Washington Post of coverage of the tournament, where several players are wearing Trump-brand gear.
  • While it’s unclear if Trump is earning anything from ticket revenue, according to the Post, his company “stands to gain positive publicity” from hosting the event. 
  • It also serves as a reminder, the Post reported, of the complex web of business interests that Trump has failed to divorce himself from since taking office — despite promises that he would. Read more (5/29/17 9:05 AM)

As we mourn the golf great Arnold Palmer, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

Over his long career, Palmer won seven majors, 62 PGA Tour events, the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open. However, it was his working-class background — Palmer’s dad was a greenskeeper and golf pro — as well as his humble spirit that helped the now-iconic sports figure grow famous. So the nonalcoholic concoction that Palmer stirred up fit with his plainspoken persona.

But how did Palmer come up with the eponymous refreshment?

How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

Photo: Chapendra/Flickr

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