Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

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PITTSBURGH – The sport of golf has lost one of its greatest on Sunday night.

Arnold Palmer, a four-time Masters champion who captivated the fans of the sport with his play for a half-century, died tonight at the age of 87. The news was first reported by Golf Digest.

Palmer started playing professional golf in 1954 and the sport was never the same as he became golf’s biggest star.

From 1954-2006 Palmer won 62 PGA Tour events and ten on the champions tour. He was The Masters’ champion in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964 while also winning the US Open in 1960 and The Open championship in 1961 and 1962.

Already many are reacting on social media after the passing of the legendary golfer.