Reporting from the Arnold Palmer Invitational…
Today was the first round of competition for the golf pros. As expected, attendance much bigger than the practice rounds. Rickie Fowler set the tone early with a minus 3 to lead the way. After noon the wind picked up considerably and a lot of the pros struggled to maintain par. By the end of the day Spencer Levin took the lead with a minus 6 a full 3 strokes ahead of the field.
As for the GiftCards.com team, we sold more than double the amount of Commemorative Arnold Palmer Gift Cards as we did the first day. Each person who purchases a gift card during the tournament is eligible to win a autographed Arnold Palmer Flag Pin. The MasterCard team was gracious enough to donate an additional autographed flag for anyone to enter to win regardless of purchase.
Later in the day, one of our team members noticed one of our hometown Pittsburgh Steelers’ players walking by our booth. Being the Steelers fans that we are we asked him (actually we asked his wife) to stop by for a quick picture. Here is a picture of us with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Max Starks….and no, he did not give us any info on the NFL strike