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Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral

“It’s a moment you’ll never forget,” said Duane Stein, " Kind of like he was looking down on us”

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    A rainbow hovered over an Arnold Palmer statue at Laurel Valley Golf Club, in Ligonier, on Sept. 29. Another rainbow appeared hours earlier at Latrobe Country Club that day.

    Arnold Palmer’s family spread his ashes at his country club in Pennsylvania on Thursday and locals took solace in several rainbows, which they said reminded them of the golf great. 

    Palmer died on Sept. 25 due to heart complications. His former assistant Doc Giffin said that a rainbow appeared at 9:55 a.m. at Latrobe Country Club, one hour before his intimate funeral.  

    Steelers Radio Network host Gerry Dulac tweeted a photo snapped by a friend to commemorate the moment.

    “When Arnold Palmer wants to play through, you let him,” Dulac said in the caption. 

    That wasn't the only rainbow connection on that day. At 3:50 p.m., Duane Stein captured another image of a rainbow, this time framing Palmer’s statue where he works at Laurel Valley Golf Club, in Ligonier, about 11 miles southeast of Latrobe.

    The photo he shared on social media was unfiltered and unedited, as Stein isn’t especially tech-savvy, he said.

    "It’s a moment you’ll never forget," Stein said. "Kind of like he was looking down on us."

    He was one of many to pull out a phone and flash a pic there.

    Chris Mcknight, head golf professional at Laurel Valley, took a nearly identical image to Stein's that was shared on Twitter by the Tri-State PGA as an homage to Palmer.