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April 05, 2013

Palmer did his own stunts in ninja fight with Tiger

Posted at 5:26 PM by Coleman McDowell | Categories: Arnold Palmer, EA Sports

Picture 1You probably saw Arnold Palmer join forces with Tiger Woods to fight off ninjas wanting to steal their tournament trophies in a recent commercial for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. But you might not know that Palmer could hold his own against a real band of ninjas, if it ever came to that.

In a Q&A with Golfweek, Palmer revealed that the karate moves used to defeat the masked men -– including a double-hand punch, flipping an assailant over his back, one hearty leg sweep and a series of gut-punches -- were all his own.

Q. How much fun was it to do the Rumble advertisement for the game and is it true that you did all of your own stunts?

A. Well, it was fun. Tiger was great, Lee (Trevino) was great . . . and of course we all laughed. And I did my own stunts, yes. I haven’t told anybody this, but I was an instructor in judo and personal conduct in the service, so I know a little bit about it, and it was fun for me to get back into it.

What can't the King do?

 

[Photo courtesy of EA Sports]

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