Finn, son of Scott Stallings of the U.S., plays during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Check out National Post Sports for more on the Masters. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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?