The United States Postal Service will honor Arnold Palmer by issuing a commemorative stamp of the seven-time major champion in 2020.
The USPS announced the reason behind the decision being due to Palmer’s “positive impact and compelling story, rising from humble beginnings to become a globally revered champion”.
The agency also noted regarding the upcoming stamp that “with drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses.”
The stamp will be a “forever” stamp, meaning that its value will always equal the cost of a first-class mail stamp. The image featured will be of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in a pose captured by photographer James Drake.
Speaking on the news, Palmer’s daughter, Amy Saunders stated
The exact date in which the stamp will be available has yet to be revealed.