In pictures: 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational was more than just one of the finest tournaments on the PGA Tour, it was a fitting celebration of the life of its late host, Arnold Palmer

Immortalized

A new statue of Arnold Palmer was revealed at Bay Hill

On the tee…

A hawk gives new meaning to “a bird’s eye view” at Bay Hill

Aerial salute

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies overhead, in tribute to one of its own

All in the timing

Sam Saunders, Palmer’s grandson and PGA Tour golfer, leads a salute of successive drives on the practice ground

New shoes

Rickie Fowler had a pair of hi-tops made especially for the tournament, which were auctioned for $25,300 after the event in support of the Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation

A good spot

Palmer’s cart and bag were positioned by the 18th fairway at one of his favoured viewing spots

Cardigan with a difference

The red cardigan, as typically worn by Palmer, has fittingly replaced the winner’s jacket

A return to form

Former world number one Rory McIlroy shot into contention with a third-round of 65, seven under par, at Bay Hill

Smile for the camera…

An alligator enjoys the Orlando sunshine during the final round

Winning feeling

Australian Marc Leishman, champion for 2017, is congratulated by Saunders

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