The King has still got it.
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer had a much-publicized lunch with Sports Ilustrated
swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton on Thursday. When it was over, he lived
out the fantasy of many by planting an innocent kiss on her cheek.
Upton was visiting Palmer at his tournament in Bay Hill. What's the
connection between an 83-year-old man and a 20-year-old swimsuit model?
Doug Ferguson explains in an Associated Press story:
manager for Upton is Lisa Benson, whose father is from Punxsutawney and
used to play golf regularly with Palmer at Latrobe Country Club. She
was looking for a job at IMG, which, in addition to managing sports and
entertainment, also represents top models. Her father talked to Palmer,
who talked to IMG to arrange an interview. She got the job and years
later connected with Upton.
Upton grew up in
Melbourne on the central coast of Florida, and her parents were huge
Palmer fans. Given the back story, Upton thought it would be a great
idea to come to Bay Hill, meet with Palmer and see the work he is doing
with the hospitals. She also plans to take part in a social media
campaign involving the "Arnold Palmer" tea drink.
Or could it be that gorgeous supermodels just like to have lunch with dashing Wake Forest alums, like Palmer?
No, it's definitely not that.
-- Chris Chase, WFU class of '03