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Golfing great Arnold Palmer, 87, dies

Tributes pour in for 'The King', who was loved by fans and fellow golfers for his swashbuckling style, bold putting and affection for the gallery

As recently as April this year, Palmer was in Augusta, Georgia, for the 80th Masters Golf Tournament (above). He started playing golf at age four; by 11, he was caddying at the golf course he eventually bought.


ARNOLD Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. He was 87.

The charismatic figure popularly known as "The King", who accumulated 62...

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