Posted by: maboulette | September 27, 2016

Arnold Palmer, Legendary Golfer, Dead At 87


GOLF: MAR 25 PGA - Arnold Palmer Invitational - Final Round

25 MAR 2013: Tiger Woods shares a laugh with Arnold Palmer as Woods holds the Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida.

Arnold Palmer, considered one of the best golf players of all time, died Sunday in Pittsburgh, according to reports. He was 87.
He had been undergoing heart tests at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital since Thursday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. 

Over his decades-long career, Palmer recorded 62 PGA tour victories and a treasure trove of major tournaments wins, including the U.S. Open, British Open and the Masters, which he won four times. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.


Palmer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, and in 2012 was recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal for his work on and off the golf course.


His prowess and athleticism made him golf’s first true star, and he helped usher the sport into the mainstream.

 

 

 

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