<p>Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87.</p><p>Palmer was one of the most dominant and popular athletes in the 1960s, and he was named the Associated Press&#39; &quot;Athlete of the Decade.&quot; He ended his PGA career with seven major titles and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pgatour.com/statsreport/2013/08/04/most-all-time-pga-tour-victories.html" target="_blank">62 PGA tournament wins</a>&nbsp;— the fifth-most of all time.</p><p><b>SEE MORE: <a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/what-is-the-masters-tournament-without-tiger-woods-and-arnold-palmer/">What Is The Masters Tournament Without Tiger Woods And Arnold Palmer?</a></b></p><p>Perhaps more memorable than Palmer&#39;s success was his charisma. The U.S. Golf Association called him &quot;golf&#39;s greatest ambassador.&quot; The hundreds of fans that would follow him during tournaments became known as Arnie&#39;s Army.</p><p>Golf legend Jack Nicklaus called Palmer &quot;the everyday man&#39;s hero,&quot; saying, &quot;From the modest upbringing, Arnold embodied the hard-working strength of America.&quot;</p><p>Palmer is survived by his wife, two daughters, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one delicious drink named in his honor.</p><hr><b>Trending stories at <a href="http://www.newsy.com">Newsy.com</a></b><ul class="inline-related-links"><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/friends-teammates-remember-jos-fern-ndez-after-his-death/">After MLB Star&#039;s Death, Friends And Teammates Remember Him With Love</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/why-nfl-teams-shouldn-t-always-punt-on-fourth-down/">This Unspoken Football &#039;Rule&#039; Should Be Broken More Often</a></li><li><a href="http://www.newsy.com/videos/nba-doesn-t-want-players-protesting-the-national-anthem/">The NBA Doesn&#039;t Want Players Protesting The National Anthem</a></li></ul>
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Posted at 9:18 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated2016-09-26 05:53:49-04
Golfer Arnold Palmer died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at age 87.