This Day in Palmer History--September 7
On this date in Palmer History, the Chrysler Cup ended in 1986 on the TPC at Avenel Course in Potomac, Maryland, with the Palmer-captained U.S. team beat the Internationals, 68.5 to 31.5. It was a Ryder-Cup style event involving senior tour players. It was during this inaugural event that Arnold aced the 187-yard No. 3 hole two days in a row using the same 5-iron. in practice rounds. His match results in 1986 included: Day 1, Four-Ball, Arnold Palmer (U.S. captain)-Gene Littler defeat Gary Player (International captain)-Bob Charles, 1 up; Day 2, Singles Match, Palmer (U.S.) defeated Harold Henning, 1 up; Day 3, Singles Stroke, Palmer (U.S.) defeated Peter Thomson, 71-73; Day 4, Stroke Play, Palmer 35-34-69, T-1. Winning team members received $50,000 each.