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Sep 25, 2016, 11:01 PM
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And we lost another great


Sadly, we Lost another Great man; The Golden Bear Arnold Palmer.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...tuary/1881465/
Sep 25, 2016, 11:15 PM
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sucks..............how old was he ? i shall google my lazy self
Sep 25, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Arnold Palmer Dead At 87


A great loss.

Arnold Palmer keeps his drink recipe secret (3 min 27 sec)


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Arnold Palmer, ‘King’ of the PGA Tour who left lasting mark on golfing world, dies at 87

Golf legend Arnold Palmer lines up a putt during the Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States in Scotland in 1973. Palmer died Sept. 25 at age 87. (Don Morley/Getty Images)

By T. Rees Shapiro September 25 at 9:45 PM

Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper’s son who became one of golf’s most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular “everyman” image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sept. 25 at a hospital in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

His longtime assistant Doc Giffin said the golfer was hospitalized in preparation for heart surgery.

Mr. 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 a 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 Mr. Palmer the first golfer to turn his name into a worldwide franchise.

Many credit Mr. Palmer with inventing golf as a televised sport, becoming the game’s first well-known star by helping to put a name and face to the sport. Mr. Palmer’s vitality and boyishly handsome looks helped attract many new fans to golf who watched on TV. “I’ve got sex written all over my face,” Mr. Palmer once said.

Emerging as a superstar athlete in the 1950s, Mr. Palmer did not play golf courses; he attacked them. Armed with a brutish swing that more resembled a hockey slap shot than a daisy cutter, Mr. Palmer brought energy and zest to the staid game that men before him such as Bobby Jones and Sam Snead played wearing tweed coats and knickers.
Palmer takes a putt during the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship at Wentworth in October 1971. ((Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images))

With broad shoulders, beefy arms and massive hands, Mr. Palmer was known for bombing drives off the tee and then stalking his ball down the fairway, striding long bounds while dangling a thin cigarette between his fingers.

Frequently, though, Mr. Palmer’s heavy swing would lead him to find his ball beached in sand traps and buried in thick rough. When his options were either to play it safe by taking a stroke and punching out for a cleaner shot, or zinging it between trees and through bushes for the narrow chance to save for par, Mr. Palmer knew what to do.

“There always were conservative players, fairways-and-greens types,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “The spectators get a kick out of seeing a player take a shot, take a risk.”
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Sep 25, 2016, 11:29 PM
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I'm not a golfer but Arnold was a class act. RIP sir.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:07 AM
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A guy on ESPN said it best: He took pro golf off the sports page and put it on the front page.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:26 AM
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RIP Arnold Palmer, one of the greats.
Sep 26, 2016, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Peacemakr40
Sadly, we Lost another Great man; The Golden Bear Arnold Palmer.
Nicklaus is "The Golden Bear", not Palmer.
Sep 26, 2016, 06:19 AM
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He was also big in aviation. http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news...-227024-1.html
Sep 26, 2016, 10:19 AM
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Ali and now Palmer; sport have taken a big hit this year.

I'm pretty sure it was Palmer, maybe not, as a kid watching WWS Palmer would be standing next to his caddie smoking a cig. Times have changed.

RIP
Sep 26, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Ali and now Palmer; sport have taken a big hit this year.

I'm pretty sure it was Palmer, maybe not, as a kid watching WWS Palmer would be standing next to his caddie smoking a cig. Times have changed.

RIP

Thought Control leads to action control. Your TV is being used to control how you think. If you aren't allowed to see a cigar, you won't think about a cigar.
Sep 26, 2016, 06:42 PM
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Nicklaus is "The Golden Bear", not Palmer.
I noticed that too Not to take anything away from Mr. Palmer.


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