• Spieth says US Ryder squad wants to honor Palmer
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  • Marlins don late pitcher's jersey in tribute
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  • Palmer, America's first commercial hero
    Arnold Palmer pauses and bows to the gallery as he walks to the 18th green during his final competitive appearance in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in AugustaBy Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - The earthy, endearing and gifted Arnold Palmer left a brilliant legacy in golf but he transcended the links, launching an era of sports stars as high paid pitchmen and pioneering in sports media...
  • Golf-Palmer, America's first commercial hero
    By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The earthy, endearing and gifted Arnold Palmer left a brilliant legacy in golf but he transcended the links, launching an era of sports stars as high paid pitchmen and pioneering in sports media. "Something of a pop hero," Bob Dorfman, creative director at San Francisco's Baker Street Advertising, told Reuters about Palmer, who died on Sunday aged 87. It was kind of the right guy, the right personality, the right time." Palmer, winner of seven majors, captured the public's imagination with his everyman demeanour, swashbuckling style and good looks just as television was coming of age nearly 60 years ago.
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