TV Picks: Arnold Palmer, more than a great version of iced tea, a legend on the links, a nice guy, a fan favorite who is the subject of Golf Channel’s critically acclaimed film “Arnie” back for a mulligan on March 17th!
Peyton Manning, Al Michaels, Kate Upton and More Share Their Admiration for Arnold Palmer in the Fourth Installment of Golf Channel’s Critically Acclaimed Film, Arnie & Me!
Arnie & Me Premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel
Celebrities have joined the legion of Arnold Palmer fans – affectionately called “Arnie’s Army – to share their love of Palmer through a collection of home videos highlighting their personal connection to “The King” on Arnie & Me, a Golf Channel Films production airing Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET.
Arnie & Me features personal stories about The King from stars inside and outside of sports, including star NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench, supermodel Kate Upton, NBC Sports commentator Al Michaels, golfer and Golf Channel on NBC analyst Peter Jacobsen, Feherty host and golf analyst David Feherty, and PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. PGA TOUR pros Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and D.A. Points also reminisce about their children born at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
Due to the overwhelming fan response to Golf Channel’s 2014 presentation of the critically acclaimed three-part television event, Arnie – described as “mesmerizing” by Sports Illustrated, “tremendous” by CBS Sports, and a “three-part epic” by Golf Digest – Golf Channel invited fans of Arnold Palmer to submit videos that captured their personal stories, creating the fourth installment to Arnie, titled Arnie & Me.
The premiere of Arnie & Me will be preceded by an encore presentation of Arnie, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The film kicks off a special week on Golf Channel, March 16-22, which also features pro-am, early round, and weekend lead-in live coverage of the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard on Golf Channel, weekend coverage on Golf Channel on NBC, and weekend Spotlight coverage focusing exclusively on Bay Hill’s challenging finishing stretch of holes on Golf Channel that complements NBC’s traditional live coverage.
In addition, Golf Channel’s Golf Central and Morning Drive will originate from the Bay Hill Club and Lodge throughout the week.