One of the best moments of last week's Ryder Cup was the United States team going out and sweeping the first four points of the event after one of Arnold Palmer's Ryder Cup bags was placed on the first tee. Palmer was the captain of the last U.S. team to sweep a session in 1975, and the entire thing felt preordained.
The U.S., of course, went on to win the Ryder Cup 17-11, and Rickie Fowler (who notched two wins for the Americans) tweeted and snapped that they were bringing the trophy back to Palmer. That's exactly what Fowler and others did on Tuesday as Palmer's memorial service was held in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Fowler and Bubba Watson placed the trophy inside the church where Palmer would be memorialized at the request of one of Palmer's daughters. A great gesture to end a magnificent week as the U.S. put its Ryder Cup demons to bed and one of the greatest of all time was laid to rest.
Pretty awesome snap from Rickie. pic.twitter.com/DIUVwviK5Q— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengee) October 3, 2016
GC's Steve Sands tells us that Amy Saunders, one of Arnold's daughters, asked if Ryder Cup could be brought to the memorial service: pic.twitter.com/pE7xLWzfua— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) October 4, 2016