Thursday, April 11, 2013

Arnold Palmer orders an Arnold Palmer: Winks, asks for 'Mr. Palmer'

One of the fascinating things about the Masters is that, each year, golfing legends become very much a part of the festivities. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus are as much front-and-center during Augusta's week in the spotlight as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

They are celebrities. It is a good thing. Of course, they deserve it. Arnie and Jack are legends. And in case you need further proof of that, I present Exhibit A: How Arnold Palmer orders an Arnold Palmer. (In case you don't know, it's lemonade and iced tea mixed together.)

Steve Politi of the Star-Ledger found the answer when he spotted Arnie sipping on his namesake and approached the waitress who served the golfing legend, inquiring how Palmer ordered.

"He leaned over and said, 'I'll have a Mr. Palmer.' Then he winked," the waitress said.

That is, as the kids say, absolutely bawse.

It's hardly surprising, though. Palmer is old but he's perfectly spry. (I present further evidence of this in the form of Arnie laying one on Kate Upton when they met recently.) The dude can still golf, too, of course.

And if you had a drink named after you, wouldn't you drink it? Of course you would, especially if it was named after you because you drank it. If only you could order it as smoothly as Arnie.


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