Arnold Palmer was not at the 18th green, waiting to congratulate Tiger Woods after his win at Bay Hill on Sunday. But the golfing legend's presence was felt following his namesake tournament.
"I know he puts his heart and soul into this event," Woods said of Palmer, 82, who was hospitalized that afternoon due to high blood pressure from new medication.
Palmer was kept overnight as a precaution but is expected to be released from Dr. Phillips Hospital after lunchtime Monday barring complications, according to Scott Wellington, tournament director of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
"He's fine. He's going through tests right now," Wellington said Monday, relaying news from Palmer's daughter Amy Saunders.
Palmer's blood pressure, which had been monitored throughout the day due to issues with the new medication, showed an increase about 15 minutes before the start of the final day of the tournament, according to his longtime business manager, Alaistair Johnston.