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AUGUSTA, GA - 1950's: Arnold Palmer, Clifford Roberts and President Dwight D. Eisenhower share a laugh during the 1950's Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Augusta National/Getty Images)

Everyone Knew Arnold Palmer Was a Big Deal

While 62 PGA Tour wins and seven majors are impressive on their own, they don’t convey the hold Arnold Palmer’s persona had on the American public in the 1960s.

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Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87.