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Arnold Palmer, 'The King' of golf

Updated 1604 GMT (0004 HKT) September 26, 2016
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Pictured here circa 1953, a young Arnold Palmer pulls a driving iron from a golf bag. Palmer died Sunday evening, Septmeber 26, while awaiting cardiac surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital, according to a statement from his company. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Palmer receives the coveted "Green Jacket" from Doug Ford after winning his first Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 1958. Augusta National/Masters Historic ImageryGetty Images
Here, he is seen through trees with club in hand during the 1960 Masters. Palmer would go on to win the tournament for the second time. Art Shay/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty
Palmer kisses his wife Winifred Walzer at the end of the tournament 56 years ago. Augusta National/Masters Historic Imagery/Getty Images
Palmer crouches as he lines up a shot at the Cherry Hills Country Club during the US Open Championship at Cherry Hills Village near Denver, Colorado, in June 1960. Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty
A drive out of a sand trap during the British Open Championship at St. Andrews, Scotland, on July 7, 1960. Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/ABC Television/Getty Images
Teeing off on the 10th hole with a lead over Phil Rodgers and Jacky Cupit during a World Series Playoff on August 20,1963. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Defending champion Palmer, right, poses with Jack Nicklaus, who won his second Masters title and set a new tournament record on April 11, 1965. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
It didn't always go "the King's" way. Here he is seen holding his head as he kneels on the third green during the 1968 British Open at Carnoustie. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Palmer donning his green jacket during the 1973 Masters. Augusta National/Masters Historic Imagery/Getty Images
The PGA Hall of Famer golfer leaves a press conference before giving an induction speech for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2009. Marc Serota/Getty Images for the World Golf
Palmer reacts during the ceremonial first tee shot at the start of the 2011 Masters. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Gary Player, left, and Jack Nicklaus, center, watch on as Palmer begins the 2012 Masters. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Tiger Woods is presented with a trophy by Palmer, after Woods won the final round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club. David Cannon/Getty Images
Palmer waves on the eighteenth green during the Champion Golfers' Challenge ahead of the 2015 British Open. Richard Heathcote/R&A/Getty Images