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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87

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Arnold Palmer, one of the most beloved figures in the game of golf, died Sunday. He was 87.

Golf Digest first reported Palmer’s death on Sunday night. The USGA also confirmed the news.

Palmer was an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as “golf’s greatest ambassador.” He won several events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. He won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Palmer’s fans, known as Arnie’s Army, and followed him on the weekly PGA Tour events.

Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.