In the wake of Arnold Palmer's passing Sunday night, just about everyone in the golf world took to social media to pay their respects to one of the most iconic figures in the history of the sport.
That includes President Barack Obama, an avid golfer, who tweeted, "Here's to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold."
Obama's tweet was accompanied by a photo of Palmer watching the POTUS practice his putting in the White House.
Here's to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold. pic.twitter.com/UlyfpIBOL2— President Obama (@POTUS) September 26, 2016
The president later sent a full statement, as captured here by NBC Nightly News:
Pres. Obama on the death of Arnold Palmer: "Arnold was the American Dream come to life." pic.twitter.com/uWbdck82Y4— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) September 26, 2016