John Daly kisses Arnold Palmer umbrella logo on way to first PGA Tour Champions win

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John Daly, on his way to his first win since 2004, was sure to make time for the late Arnold Palmer as he walked to the 18th green at the Insperity Invitational.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, May 07, 2017 | 5:34 p.m.

John Daly, 51, won the Insperity Invitational on Sunday -- his first victory since the 2004 Buick Invitational on the PGA Tour.

As a tribute to Arnold Palmer this week, the King's famous umbrella logo was painted on the 18th fairway at the Woodlands, site of the Insperity Invitational.

While Daly was strolling to the 18th green, surely overcome with emotion as he was about to win for the first time in 13 years, he still made time to pay homage to Palmer.

When Daly reached the umbrella logo, he went down on his knees and gave it a kiss:

Moments later, it was sweet victory for the 1991 PGA Champion:

Then it was time to celebrate:


T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.