Remembering Arnold Palmer

FILE - In this June 15, 1973, file photo, Arnold Palmer waves his putter and smiles after putting, and missing, a birdie on sixth green in second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Oakmont, Pa. A 3-foot-long ramp invented in the 1930s could have more say about who wins the U.S. Open come Sunday, June 19, 2016, than all the swing coaches, sports psychologists and fitness gurus in the wide world of golf combined. It's called a "Stimpmeter" in honor of inventor Edward S. Stimpson and in a nice bit of serendipity, the device traces its origins back to storied Oakmont Country Club, site of this season's second major. (AP Photo/File)

Arnold Palmer was one of the most popular figures ever in sports…while winning seven major golf championships …among his 62 PGA titles.

The golf legend died Sunday of complications from heart problems at the age of 87.
His good looks…mischievous demeanor… and risky playing style made him a fan favorite…the leader of Arnie’s Army.
He helped to grow the sport on television…and was a popular pitchman…from motor oil to his own lemonade/iced tea drink.
Who wouldn’t like something endorsed by Arnold Palmer ??
On the golf course…he came off as an “everyman” …as he hitched up his pants…and went for the green.
It wasn’t how often he won… but the way he did it….and he did it at the right time…on television …as America embraced the game of golf…and the man himself.
Arnold Palmer dead at the age of 87.

 

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