Long live the King

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Long live the King

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September 26: The Asian Tour is saddened to hear the passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer.
A winner of seven Major titles, Arnie, as he is well known around the world, died on Sunday at the age of 87.
Nicknamed “The King”, Palmer claimed 92 tournament victories as a professional and also made his name as a businessman and golf course designer.
He won the Masters Tournament four times, in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964; the US Open in 1960 and The Open in 1961 and 1962.
He also played on six Ryder Cup teams, and was the winning captain twice.
Asian Tour Commissioner Kyi Hla Han said : "The golfing world mourns the passing of a true golf legend. Arnold Palmer changed the face of professional golf with his charisma and class both off and on the golf course.
"He impacted the way golf was perceived through his whole-hearted approach to the game which he helped popularise in the early days when golf was on television and also contributed immensely as a role model to young golfers from all over the world.
"He will be greatly missed."