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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians recalls having a drink with the late, legendary Arnold Palmer

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 22:45:33-04

This rave goes out to the great Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sunday at the age of 87, along with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.

What would it be like to sit down and have a drink with arguably the greatest -- and certainly the most influential -- golfer of all time?

Well, B.A. can actually speak from experience, and he did just that Friday afternoon.

While he was coaching for the Steelers, Arians had to chance to visit Palmer's home. Then, last year, he had a dinner with Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player during the Cardinals' stop at The Greenbrier hotel in West Virginia.

"It was a bucket list thing for me. We sat down and had a drink for about 30 minutes and had a great conversation," Arians said of Palmer. "He is sorely missed."

And of course, we had to find out the beverage of choice. Did Coach in fact have an "Arnold Palmer" with Arnold Palmer?

"I did not. I did not," he said, nothing he had what's known as a John Daly: iced tea and lemonade mixed with vodka.

Coach nailed it: John Dalys are amazing. Let's hope Coach can celebrate with one after a win on Sunday.