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Arnold Palmer, through the years

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Arnold Palmer in the cockpit of a $750,000 Jet Commander, which he bought and pilots himself, is ready to take off from the Miami International Airport, May 23, 1966. Palmer is on a 1,000-mile flight to his home in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/JM)

Arnold Palmer during the Lucky International Ppen in 1962 at San Francisco's Harding Park.
Arnold Palmer, of Wake Forest, during the opening round of the Southern Intercollegiate in Athens, Ga., on April 29, 1954.
Arnold Palmer, 24, after defeating Bob Sweeney to win the U.S. Amateur in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28, 1954.
Arnold Palmer and his wife, Winnie, after he won the Masters in 1958. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
Arnold Palmer, left, winner of the U.S. Open, congratulates Jack Nicklaus on June 18, 1960.
Arnold Palmer, left, as he was congratulated by Sam Snead after winning the Western Open, June 25, 1961.
Arnold Palmer at Birkdale Golf Club on July 15, 1961, during the British Open.
Arnold Palmer on the practice green at the NCAA Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. on June 26, 1950.
Arnold Palmer on May 23, 1962.
Arnold Palmer works on his clubs May 23, 1962, in the basement of his home in Latrobe, Pa.
Arnold Palmer dons an apron Feb. 13, 1964 as a gag to say he has added a New York laundry and dry cleaning business to his mushrooming enterprises in New York City. (AP Photo/John Rooney)
Arnold Palmer in the cockpit of a $750,000 Jet Commander, which he bought and pilots himself, is ready to take off from the Miami International Airport, May 23, 1966. Palmer is on a 1,000-mile flight to his home in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/JM)
Arnold Palmer during second round of Greater Milwaukee Open, Aug. 19, 1969.
Arnold Palmer grins as he answers Jack Nicklaus' complaint about Merion Golf Club, site of the 1971 U.S. Open. Palmer spoke about pin placements great and Nicklaus' group.
Arnold Palmer, left, and Gary Player wait during a Masters practice round on Monday, April 9, 1973.
Arnold Palmer in the finals of the "Dynamic Duos" bowling competition, Dec. 17, 1977 in Las Vegas. In background is his bowling partner, golfer Ray Floyd. They lost by six pins to the team of former football stars Jim Brown and Jim Taylor. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Arnold Palmer, four time winner of the Masters, is a highlight of the gallery during a practice session for the 1986 Masters. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer share a light moment at Bay Hill in March 1997.  (AP Photo/Golf Channel, Joe Skipper)
Four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer waves to the gallery after completing the second round during his final Masters on April 13, 2002. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Arnold Palmer is all smiles after being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 23, 2004. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Arnold Palmer in his workshop near Latrobe Country Club.
Arnold Palmer reads the newspaper in his office in Latrobe, Pa.