Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
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Arnold Palmer remembered as 'pioneer' in golf(Reuters) - Golfing great Arnold Palmer died on Sunday, aged 87. Following are some of the reactions to his death: JACK NICKLAUS, LONGTIME FRIEND AND RIVAL "Arnold transcended the game of golf. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport.
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Reaction to Arnold Palmer's death Sunday
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Beloved golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87
Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and propelled the game into the mainstream, died at the age of 87. Palmer, a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he had been since Thursday while undergoing heart tests, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. "We just lost one of the incredible people in the game of golf and in all of sports," 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus said.
Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87
By Eric Beech and Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as 'Arnie's Army' and helped propel the game as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age 87 due to heart complications, his agent said. Palmer, a charismatic figure who was popularly known as 'The King' and accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. "Today marks the passing of an era," Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent at International Management Group (IMG), said in a statement.
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