Golf’s ‘greatest ambassador’ Arnold Palmer dies

Golfer Arnold Palmer has died, aged 87, according to the US Golf Association and US golf media.

Palmer won seven majors, including four Masters, played The Masters for 50 consecutive years and co-founded the Golf Channel.

He drew thousands of fans to the game in the 1950s and 1960s and his keen fan base earned the moniker “Arnie’s Army”.

His good looks, devilish grin and hard-charging style combined with the arrival of television in most households to make him a star and bring his sport to the masses.

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