Arnold Palmer’s feeling fine, ready to play after pacemaker surgery
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor surgery will keep the King from his appointed rounds.
On the mend after undergoing successful pacemaker implant surgery earlier this month, Arnold Palmer, who turns 85 on Sept. 10, is up and about and itching to start playing golf again.
“I’m back and feeling fine,” Palmer told ESPN this week from his office near Latrobe, Pa.
Still an avid golfer after all these years, Palmer is also counting down the time until he can tee it up again.
“Twelve days,” he said. “My back has been bothering me some, but this has more to do with the swing and the fact that the pacemaker is in my shoulder. They don’t want me to disrupt the wiring that is in there. So I’ll wait for the doctors to say it’s OK.”