The entire sporting world lost one of its great legends on Sunday with the passing of golfing superstar Arnold Palmer at the age of 87.

Not only a premier talent, Palmer was one of golf's most charismatic personalities and a gentleman's gentleman.

Palmer had a NASCAR connection doing work with driver Brian Vickers to raise awareness about blood clots.

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Earlier this year, Vickers drove the No. 14 Janssen Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation Chevrolet SS in support of Palmer's foundation. Vickers drove the car to an 11th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway and then a seventh-place run the following race at Martinsville Speedway.

Vickers and Palmer also teamed up with Janssen to chronicle their personal experiences with blood clots, which they shared at

And on Sunday, the NASCAR community paid tribute to Palmer.

Fantastic getting to know a Legend of the game and a model for all professionals. Mr. Palmer will be missed!

— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) September 26, 2016

I'll never forget meeting Arnold Palmer, kind, gentle, humble, he was a great ambassador for golf, I'll never forget that smile, RIP

— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) September 26, 2016

We've lost a true legend in Arnold Palmer. Humble, sincere, gentlemanly. Words we rarely use to describe athletes today. Need more like him

— adam alexander (@adam1alexander) September 26, 2016

Thank you Mr. Palmer 🙏⛳️

— Michael Waltrip (@MW55) September 26, 2016

What a rough day in sports, the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez & the passing of Arnold Palmer! Such a class act! Prayers to families of both!

— Larry McReynolds (@LarryMac28) September 26, 2016

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Man made a helluva name for himself. #RIPArnoldPalmer

— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) September 26, 2016

We pay our respects to The King Arnold Palmer. #RIPArnoldPalmer

— RPMotorsports (@RPMotorsports) September 26, 2016

legend of the game we love, RIP Arnie gunna have to have a Arnold Palmer to drink this week. 🍹

— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) September 26, 2016

Heavy hearts tonight. Sad to hear of the passing of Arnold Palmer.

— Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion) September 26, 2016

Just heard the sad news on #ArnoldPalmer. As someone who grew up playing competitive golf he was a hero of mine. Prayers for his family. RIP

— Brian Scott (@bscottracing) September 26, 2016