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Golfer Arnold Palmer from Latrobe, Pa., poses in 1970. (AP Photo)

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has died. He was 87.



Golfing legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his longtime assistant Doc Griffin told the Washington Post

Palmer had reportedly been hospitalized prior to a heart surgery. He was 87. 

The golf legend was a seven-time major winner and golf's most beloved figure. 

He won his last major championship in 1964 and his last PGA Tour event in 1973, according to Golf.com.

He was known on the PGA tour at "The King" and frequently played golf with U.S. presidents, according to the Post. 

Palmer left his mark on the world of golf in more ways than one. Many credit the legend with making golf a televised sport because he was the first well-known star. 

He also left his mark in the form of 300 signature-designed courses and  Arnold Palmer Enterprises.

Photos courtesy of the Associated Press. 

He emerged as a star athlete in the 1950s but it was between 1958 and 1964 that he truly made his mark on the world of golf.  

In that time span alone, he won seven major titles, including the Masters four times, the U.S. Open once, and the British Open twice, according to the Post. 

Throughout his career, which spanned five decades, Palmer won 62 tournaments on the U.S. tour. 

And let's not forget, Palmer is credited with creating the drink we all know today as the "Arnold Palmer." 

As a golfer and a businessman, Palmer had his company license "Arnold Palmer Tee" to the AriZona Beverage Co. in 2012. 


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People took to Twitter Sunday night to remember the sports legend. 

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