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    According to various news reports, golf legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
    Golf Digest reported the death late Sunday over Twitter.

    Born in Pennsylvania in 1929 Palmer went pro with the PGA in 1954 and proceeded to dominate the sport.


    Arnold Palmer has passed away at 87 years old. Rest in peace, Arnie. You are forever a legend in golf and in life.
    7:24 PM - 25 Sep 2016

    Palmer won seven major championships as a pro, including The Open Championship twice and the Masters Tournament four times. And though he came in second three times, he never won the PGA Championship.
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    He was an excellent golfer and an even better human. RIP, Arnie. They don't make them like that anymore---honorable.
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    Yep we heard as we were finishing up dinner.

    RIP, a greyt golfer and an even better man.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    My Dad was a member of Arnie's Army, nicknamed for his huge crowd-following wherever he played. So I grew-up loving the guy. Palmer was a genius at judging distance and wind-resistance. And his swing was like a controlled explosion.

    I think he singlehandedly popularized the polo-shirt.

    R.I.P., Arnie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    He was an excellent golfer and an even better human. RIP, Arnie. They don't make them like that anymore---honorable.
    Absolutely. His numerous charitable endeavors will carry on far past his passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Absolutely. His numerous charitable endeavors will carry on far past his passing.
    Isn't that a great legacy to leave? Obama worries about his legacy. It's best to leave an HONORABLE legend, something that people can look up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Isn't that a great legacy to leave? Obama worries about his legacy. It's best to leave an HONORABLE legend, something that people can look up to.
    Own quite a few books and have read tons more. Especially on baseball & golf. Have an excellent biography of Palmer prominent on my bookshelf. And ironically, checked out a library book just this summer that was a combination bio of Palmer, Nicklaus and Tiger.
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    He was a former Coastguardsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcoastie1 View Post
    He was a former Coastguardsman.
    Really? Semper Paratus

    His 'army' got its nickname when several dozen soldiers from Fort Bragg, I think, decided to travel across-State to Augusta on-leave and follow him around the golf-course during The Masters championship. It was a newsreel/photojournalist bonanza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Really? Semper Paratus
    The shield on his right sleeve indicates US Coast Guard.

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