"My intentions have always been about what's best for the tournament. Arnold Palmer, he's an icon of golf; who doesn't respect him? I wish the tournament all the luck in the world.
"As for whether I'll play, it's going to depend on my schedule."
Ironic that the tournament is bringing in Palmer to liven things up, when it's all of the Palmer-designed courses that have killed the event.
Steve Elling follows up with a quote from longtime Palmer aid Doc Giffen:
"If it happens, it's a one-shot deal," Giffin said of the Hope.
Too bad the same can't be said for The Classic Club!