By Garret Heinrich

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer passed away at age 87-years-old on Sunday.

One of the games greatest players Palmer won 62 tournaments in his career including seven major tournaments.

Palmer won four Masters tournaments in Augusta, Georgia and would start off every year teeing off the tournament since he retired from playing it.

He also had a spot in Houston, where he would play a round with Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus (sometimes Lee Trevino) at the Insperity tournament in the Woodlands every year.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador, at age 87,” the U.S. Golf Association said in a statement.  “Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word. He inspired generations to love golf by sharing his competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador for the sport.  Our stories of him not only fill the pages of golf’s history books and the walls of the museum, but also our own personal golf memories.  The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same.”

Palmer had one of the more unique swings the game had ever seen, but he perfected it so well it didn’t matter as he went on to be known as “the King.”



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