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Arnold Palmer: Golf legend

Published 1251 GMT (2051 HKT) April 11, 2014
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Arnold Palmer at golf's Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 1974 after a glittering career. Marc Serota/Getty Images
Thanks to his golfing prowess and good looks, Palmer greatly helped to popularize the sport in the 1950s, when television coverage took off. Evening Standard/Getty Images
Augusta, 2004. As Palmer waits to putt out at the 18th green, for the 50th consecutive year, one of golf's all-time greats is overcome by emotion as his professional Masters career nears its end. Harry How/Getty Images
Lloyd Mangrum, pictured with Great Britain's 1953 Ryder Cup captain Henry Cotton (left), told Palmer he would have given up his 1946 U.S. Open win and 36 PGA Tour victories "for one Masters" triumph. Terry Disney/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower drives down the fairway at Turnberry in Scotland in 1959. Eisenhower, a friend of Palmer's, was a golfing fanatic who destroyed the floor of the White House's Oval Office with his golf spikes. Grier/Central Press/Getty Images
Tiger Woods plays a shot under the Eisenhower Tree at the 2011 Masters, suffering an injury that would cause him to miss four months of the season. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Palmer putts as fellow greats Jack Nicklaus (left) and Gary Player (center) look on during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2011 Masters at the course the American called "a pleasure to play on." Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Palmer congratulates Matt Every after the American won last month's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, qualifying for the Masters. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders, 26, turned pro in 2011 and is fighting to win back his place on the PGA Tour. Michael Cohen/Getty Images