Arnold Palmer, the son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper who combined movie-star magnetism, go-for-broke daring and the nascent power of television to become a seven-time professional major tournament champion and the sport's first international corporate icon, died Sunday.
The United States Golf Assn. announced his passing on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87.”
Palmer captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s with an ungainly, homemade swing and hitch-up-his-pants swagger. He won 62 PGA Tour events and more than 90 tournaments worldwide, but his swath cut far...
Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson wait on the tee box at No. 7 during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.