Ryder Cup

A week of celebrating the King awaits at Bay Hill

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is more than just a tournament this year. It's an event.

Palmer died on Sept. 25 of heart complications. The public funeral service was held on Oct. 4, two days after the Ryder Cup. Palmer would not have wanted to distract from the Ryder Cup, and golf would not have wanted anything to distract from its most beloved figure.

But it was his tournament at Bay Hill that was always going to hold so much significance.

Palmer was always more than just a name associated with Bay Hill, even before the tournament was named after him in 2007. He owned the place. He ran the place. He played the tournament until 2004, when the 74-year-old legend hit...