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Arnold Palmer, golf's most-loved player, dies at 87

Golf legend Arnold Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh at 87.
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World famous golfer Arnold Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Palmer passed away at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been staying since Thursday while having tests done on his heart.

Golf Digest Editor Joel Beall announced Palmer's death on Twitter just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, with Golf Digest's official account following soon after.

https://twitter.com/GolfDigest/status/780201277309513728

He leaves behind an incredible legacy, as one of the most well-known athletes in the world.

According to the biography on Palmer's official website, his golf career began with a victory at the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1954. He went pro after that, going on to win seven major titles, including winning the green jacket at the Masters Tournament four times.

Palmer won 92 championships in professional competition, including 62 PGA Tour titles in a career that spanned over six decades. He won 29 of his titles and nearly $400,000 in only four years during his hottest period from 1960-1963, the website says.

Of course, he's also known for the beverage named after him, a 50/50 mix of iced tea and lemonade. The drink became popular after Palmer started ordering it in restaurants in the mid-1950s.

Fans, celebrities, and members of "Arnie's Army" flocked to social media on Sunday night to pay their respects to the legend:

https://twitter.com/TigerWoods/status/780212334920859649

https://twitter.com/TigerWoods/status/780212428017639424

https://twitter.com/CarsonDaly/status/780215688254386176

https://twitter.com/questlove/status/780215522315034624

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/780213717082529792

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/780213228198649856

https://twitter.com/MrGeorgeWallace/status/780212742602956800

https://twitter.com/Gran_Cracka/status/780219398053212160

https://twitter.com/BiggieShooter/status/780219397147398144

https://twitter.com/CarrieRickey/status/780219396241231872

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