Why we love Arnie 

March, 16, 2006
Dashing, talented, fearless, fallible. Arnold Palmer was -- and is -- everything you or I would like to be on a golf course. And it's because of that last characteristic that he is beloved like no other player in the game's history.

The Bay Hill Invitational is undergoing yet another name change next year (Nestle, Hertz, Florida Citrus have all come before) but this time to something less corporate, more permanent and, ultimately, more appropriate: the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

John Anderson

SportsCenter anchor
John Anderson joined ESPN in June 1999 as an ESPNEWS anchor and now anchors SportsCenter. Prior to ESPN, Anderson was a weekend sports anchor/reporter in Phoenix, Ariz. and Tulsa, Okla. Anderson, a native of Green Bay, Wis., won the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award in 1994 and 1995; in 1997, he received the Associated Press Television Award in Arizona for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. In 2003, he co-wrote a book with golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, "Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play."