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Arnold Palmer’s Grandson Gives Emotional Tribute at Memorial Service

October 4, 2016

At Arnold Palmer’s memorial service on Tuesday, several people took the podium to offer their favorite memories and stories about the legend. Sam Saunders, Palmer’s grandson, had one of the best.

Saunders said whenever he called his granddad, Palmer would always answer and always ask him where he was upon answering.

“I called him one day. And he would always answer the phone with ‘Where are you?’ This one particular time, he said ‘Where are you?’ I said I was at home, and I said ‘Where are you?’ He said, ‘I’m with the president.’ I said, ‘The president of what?’ And he said it to me like it was so obvious, ‘The United States. I’m in the Oval Office right now with the president.’ And I said, ‘Why are you answering your phone?’ He said, ‘I wanted to talk to you.’ And that’s what he did. He always wanted to talk to me. He always wanted to be there for us, and he always was.”

Even in the presence of the president, family was always first.

You can watch the full video below.