The President paying tribute to golf legend Arnold Palmer, who passed away yesterday at the age of 87.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

In a statement, the President and Mrs. Obama said that with his homemade swing and homespun charm, Arnold Palmer had swagger before we had a name for it.

The President, a regular golfer himself, said that from a humble start working at the local club in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to super-stardom as the face of golf around the world, Arnold Palmer was the American Dream come to life.

Both the President and Mrs. Obama also acknowledged Palmer's work off the links from building hospitals to personally responding to countless letters from his fans.

The President's tribute to the man known as the King is the latest tribute to Palmer, generally regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.

(Joe Burbank/The Orlando Sentinel)
(Joe Burbank/The Orlando Sentinel)