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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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When Arnold Palmer calls, you stand up

Steve Wilmot, president of the RBC Heritage, says he never stands up when he answers a phone call. Then, a few years ago, Arnold Palmer called him about Palmer's grandson, former Clemson golfer Sam Saunders. Wilmot stood.

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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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Heritage president: 'Wouldn't be here today' if not for Arnold Palmer

"Reachable," and "not untouchable." Those were a couple of the descriptions of Arnold Palmer inside Sea Pines on Sept. 26, 2016, less than a day after Palmer passed away at age 87. Cary Corbitt, VP of Sports & Operations at Sea Pines, and Steve Wilmot, president of the RBC Heritage, said what Palmer's victory at the inaugural Heritage — in 1969 — did for the tournament, and Hilton Head, cannot be overstated.
Josh Mitelman The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
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Heritage president: 'Wouldn't be here today' if not for Arnold Palmer

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When Arnold Palmer calls, you stand up

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Arnold Palmer: An appreciation

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Evolution of a game: Arnold Palmer