With the Arnold Palmer Invitational kicking off today, we're obviously hoping for a great tournament filled with lots of amazing shots and a heavy dose of drama.  To celebrate the 49th anniversary of this great tourney (yes, it's really been around since 1966!), we thought we'd take a little time to celebrate the man behind the tournament, Arnold Palmer.


Let's face it, if you're a fan of golf, you're probably an Arnold Palmer fan.  Arnie's Army has been going strong now for decades and I'm sure his Army will continue to sing his praises for decades more.  Palmer is one of those rare individuals who supercedes his profession and he has been and continues to be one of golf's greatest assets.  To celebrate this one-of-a-kind man, we've put together 10 of our favorite Arnie quotes.  Enjoy!

Arnold Palmer Simple Quote

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.  It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.

Arnold Palmer Putting Quote

Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

Arnold Palmer Water Quote

One thing I've learned over time is, if you hit a golf ball into water, it won't float.

Arnold Palmer Rewarding Golf Quote

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

Arnold Palmer Rooting for Opponents Quote

I never rooted against an opponent but I never rooted for him either.

Arnold Palmer Play Boldly Quote

You must play boldly to win.

Arnold Palmer Beauty Quote

What other people find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.

Arnold Palmer Sacrifice Quote

I would like to have won more golf tournaments but I wouldn't sacrifice my life.  I've enjoyed it.  I'd love to do it again the same way.

Arnold Palmer Golf Tip Quote

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's game.  It's called an eraser.

Arnold Palmer Winning Quote

Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is.


So what do you think?  Did we miss any?  What are your favorite Arnold Palmer quotes?