The world of golf is focused on Bay Hill this week.
With the first Arnold Palmer Invitational to be played since his passing Rickie Fowler will join many other Tour Pro's who will incorporate the iconic umbrella logo into their clothing this week.
On Wednesday, Fowler is taking that a step further by wearing a pair of Puma Golf Ignite Hi-Tops featuring images of the legendary Palmer.
The custom shoes, designed and created by Dominic Chambrone, know as the the Shoe Surgeon, were commissioned by Puma Golf and only two pairs exist. The second pair, personally autographed by Fowler will be auctioned off for charity with all the proceeds going to the Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.
For Fowler it will be an emotional week:
I feel privileged to have known Arnie and be able to call him a friend. I wanted to do something to celebrate what he did on the course and more importantly how he used his platform to benefit others through his Foundation. He is the King after all!
For the unique shoes Chambrone utilised a high-grade infused graphic printed directly into the leather, resulting in a vibrant, high-quality finish. He then hand-cut each piece to fit the exact specs of the Puma Golf Hi-Top.
The Velcro strap fastener is engraved with Palmer's signature and behind the tongue of the left shoe is the iconic umbrella logo that has become synonymous with Arnold's brands.
The final touch is a quote from Fowler situated behind the tongue of the right shoe:
Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.