When it comes to unofficial honors, Arnold Palmer is doing quite well.
Not only does he have a drink named after him, now he has also given a golf lesson to a supermodel.
Kate Upton, who has appeared on the cover of the last two Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions, tweeted the below photo of herself and the golfing legend.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) August 27, 2013
As it turns out, Upton and Palmer are friends. They first met earlier this year, when Upton spent time with Palmer at his golf tournament in Florida.
"He is so down to earth, so nice," Upton said about meeting 'The King.' "He is able to sit in any situation and talk with anyone. I hope to be like that. I've always wanted to meet Arnold. He's a legend in more than golf."
While in Florida, Upton visited the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, and she made a good impression on the 83-year-old.
"She's a very astute young lady," Palmer said. "She's with it. She's interested in the hospital. She has a great grasp of what she wants to do with her career. I enjoyed talking with her about many different things. She's very sharp."
During that meeting, the two also posed for this adorable photo:
— Cori Britt (@coribritt) March 21, 2013