A Royal Farewell for Arnold Palmer

With the outpouring of affection for Arnold Palmer continuing, the publication of his final memoir, A Life Well Played: My Stories, has been moved up from Oct. 24 to Oct. 11.

“We set the record straight on a few familiar stories, added details to others, and Arnie brought new insights to some events in his life,” says Dave Shedloski, who ghostwrote the book and adds that Palmer was funny and “really with it” during their time together in Latrobe, Pa., last September.

“I grilled him on details to several topics, and later at lunch he saw me coming, and as I sat down he told Kit that I was being hard on him. He said it jokingly, but then he said, ‘I don’t know why I’m doing this.’ And [his wife] Kit said, ‘because you still have something to say.’ And he nodded.” No one enjoyed life more than Palmer. It should be a fitting farewell to the King.