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Thanks for the memories, Arnie

After all, Arnold Palmer, more than anyone, pulled golf out of the country clubs and onto the front pages. His swashbuckling style and charisma connected with the masses like no one in golf before or since.

Golf

Arnold Palmer and Masters share eternal bond

As the story opens, borrowed from the pages of Ian O'Connor's book "Arnie & Jack," when Arnold Palmer arrived at his first Masters in 1955 it was in the driver's seat of a beat-up two-door Ford. The year was 1955. Riding shotgun was his pregnant wife, Winnie. They were hitched to a small trailer in which they would spend their tournament nights.

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US Ryder Cup team works on togetherness; will it take?

In the many months since their side lost another one, prospective U.S. Ryder Cup members dined at Jack Nicklaus' Florida home, lobbed wedge shots on the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots' turfed field and were fitted en masse for designer outfits 12 of them will proudly unveil this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Evolution of a Game

In 2012, Bill Pennington talks to Arnold Palmer and his grandson Sam Saunders about golf club technology. Credit: New York Times

Golf

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, 87, dies

Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport’s royalty – he was colloquially known on the PGA tour as “The King” – and frequent playing partner of U.S. presidents. He left an indelible mark on the world of golf in the form of nearly 300 signature – designed courses, and Arnold Palmer Enterprises, which handled his endorsements and other ventures, helped make Palmer the first golfer to make his name a worldwide franchise.

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Farewell to a golf legend who never lost the common touch

For the last several decades of his life, Arnold Palmer had shown up at golf tournaments without much of a game and no chance to win. He would shoot his 80’s and 82’s, frown at the bogeys and smile at the crowds, and we would nod and say, “Good for you, Arnie.” The fact is, if he shot 90 or 100, he was still Arnie and that’s what we came to see. Him, not his birdies.

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Evolution of a Game

In 2012, Bill Pennington talks to Arnold Palmer and his grandson Sam Saunders about golf club technology. Credit: New York Times
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Evolution of a Game

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Dustin Johnson wins the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont

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