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From his princely years at Wake Forest to being crowned the King of golf, take a look back at Arnold Palmer's legendary career in photos.

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Best of: Arnold Palmer through the years
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Arnold Palmer rehearses on the practice green with the putter for the NCAA Tournament try-outs in Albuquerque, N.M. on June 26, 1950. Palmer had a sub-par 69 in the first half of the 36-hole qualifying trials of the tourney. He was tied for fourth among the first day leaders. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer, 24, displays the smile of a champion after defeating Bob Sweeney to win the National Amateur golf championship in Detroit, Mich., August 28, 1954. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer holds his trophy after winning the National Amateur Golf Championship in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28, 1954. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
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Arnold Palmer, left, winner of the National Open, congratulates Jack Nicklaus, who placed second, in Denver, Co. on June 18, 1960. U.S. amateur champ Nicklaus beat every other pro except Palmer, who had the winning score of 280 to Nicklaus's 282. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer rips off his sunshade as he drops the final putt to win the National Open golf championship in Denver, Colo., June 18, 1960. 'I was seven strokes back and really pumped up, ready to go,' Palmer recalled. Before the day ended, Palmer had won his only U.S. Open title. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer smiles with his trophy and medal after winning the British Open Golf Championship by a single stroke at Royal Birkdale course in Birkdale, Lancashire, England, July 15, 1961. Palmer, of Latrobe, Pa., finished with a 284 for the 72 holes. He is the first American to win the title since Ben Hogan in 1953. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer works on his clubs in his basement at his home, May 23, 1962, Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer and family
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Arnold Palmer, 1962 Masters winner, is shown in his Latrobe, Pa., home on May 31, 1962 with his wife, Winnie, and their children, Amy, 3 left, and Peggy, 6. Peggy is displaying a picture she painted of a golf Green. The 32 year-old Palmer faces his next major challenge in the 62nd U.S. open at Oakmont, Pa., Country Club on June 14-16. Palmer has won six tournaments this year, the last three in a row. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer swings his putter like a baseball bat after he rolled in a birdie putt on 18 for a 2 under par 70 for a total of 276 and an unprecedented fourth Masters Victory in Augusta, Ga. April 12, 1964. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer concentrates on his next move during the Lucky International open in 1962 at San Francisco's Harding Park, Calif. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer and father
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Masters golf champ Arnold Palmer, right, tests his eye at the pool table, April 15, 1964, at his Latrobe, Pa., home with his father, W.J. 'Deacon' Palmer. (AP Photo/Dozier Mobley)
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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, Miami, Fla. Palmer is on a 1,000 mile flight to his home in Latrobe, Pa., about two hours flying time. He planned a brief visit with his family before flying on to various business conferences, on a recent typical schedule. (AP Photo/JM)
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Some of the Houston's fans of Arnold Palmer show their support with the large 'Go Arnie' sign as he missed a long putt on the 12th green on May 6, 1967 at the Houston Champions International Golf tournament in Texas. Palmer boggied the hole. Going into the 18th green he was tied with Frank Feard and lost the tournament when Beard sank 18-foot putt to take the first place money of $23,000. Palmer took second place money of $13,800. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer lets loose a cheer with fans after sinking a 25-foot putt for a birdie three on the par 4, 15th hole in the final round of the Kemper Open Golf Tournament on Sept. 15, 1968 in Sutton , Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)
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Arnold Palmer and Frank Sinatra
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Arnold Palmer, left, was surprised to discover his caddy was none other than singer Frank Sinatra, at the Tony Lema Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament in Palm Springs, Calif., Feb. 9, 1972. (AP Photo)
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Arnold Palmer, center, drives off from the 1st tee during practice for the British Open Golf Championship, July 15, 1981, Sandwich, England. (AP Photo/Robert Dear)
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1973 Ryder Cup team
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Jack Burke, Jr., Captain of the United States holding the Ryder Cup trophy celebrates with team members Billy Casper,Tom Weiskopf, Homero Blancas, Tommy Aaron, Gay Brewer, J. C. Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Lou Graham, Juan Chi Chi Rodriguez, Arnold Palmer and Dave Hill on 22 September 1973 during the 20th Ryder Cup Matches at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. (Photo by Don Morley/Getty Images)
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SOUTHPORT - JULY 17: Arnold Palmer of the USA plays a shot during the British Open Golf Championship 1983 held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club on July 17, 1983 in Southport, Lancashire, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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4 Apr 1996: Arnold Palmer looks back during his performance in the Tradition Senior Golf Tournament in Desert Mountain, Arizona. (Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - APRIL 22, 2003: Arnold Palmer (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 7: Arnold Palmer of the USA crosses a bridge with his caddie on the 12th hole during the third practice day for the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2004 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 7: Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods of the USA share a laugh during the Par three contest before the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2004 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 9: Arnold Palmer waves to the crowd on the 13th hole during the second round of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2004 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Arnold and Kit Palmer
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Arnold Palmer (R) and his wife Kit Palmer drive near the 16th hole during the third round of the Bay Hill Invitational at Bay Hill Club on March 18, 2006 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 13, 2006: Arnold Palmer withdrew from the tournament, but continued to play for the fans during the first round of the Administaff Small Business Classic held at Augusta Pines Golf Club in Spring, Texas, on October 13, 2006. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA)
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Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali, Dwayne Wade
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 02: (L-R) Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Dwyane Wade of The Miami Heat stand on the field before the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl between the Louisville Cardinals and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Dolphin Stadium on January 2, 2007 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Lynne Sladky-Pool/Getty Images)
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 14: Arnold Palmer participates in the Pro-Am at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida on March 14, 2007. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Arnold Palmer Invitational
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 16: A fan looks at his hat that's covered with autographs during the second round of the 2007 Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida on March 16, 2007. (Photo by Pete Fontaine/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 17, 2007: Arnold Palmer greets players on the practice putting green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard held at Bay Hill Golf Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, on March 17, 2007. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA)
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Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Arnold Palmer (R) and Jack Nicklaus wait on the first tee prior to starting the first round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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ST AUGUSTINE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: PGA Hall of Fame golfer Arnold Palmer leaves a press conference prior to the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremonys on November 2, 2009 in St Augustine, Florida. Palmer is making the induction speach for former Predident Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images for the World Golf Hall of Fame)
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Arnold Palmer and wife Kit at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 13: Tom Watson (L) and Arnold Palmer receive Honorary Degrees from Scotland's oldest university, University of St. Andrews prior to the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews on July 13, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Jack Nicklaus speaks at a special ceremony where Arnold Palmer receives the Congressional Gold Medal in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building on September 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 21: Arnold Palmer of the United States standing watching the golf beside the 18th hole during the first round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 21, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 24: Tiger Woods (L) and Arnold Palmer laugh during the ceremony following the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 24, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11: Honorary starter Arnold Palmer of the United States reacts after he tees off to start the first round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 27: (Editor's Note: This image was processed using digital filters and converted to Black & White.) Arnold Palmer poses for a portrait during a sponsors message video shoot for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at the Winnie Palmer Hospitalon February 27, 2015 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
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Arnold Palmer and Sam Saunders
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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Golf legend Arnold Palmer(L) and his grandson Sam Saunders pose following a press conference for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Former Masters champions Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player of South Africa pose together on the Golf Channel set prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Honorary Starters Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus of the United States wait on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Honorary Starter Arnold Palmer of the United States hits a tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 15: (L-R) Rolex ambassadors Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Gary Player attend a presentation ahead of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 15, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 15: (L-R) Arnold Palmer of the United States and caddie Corey Britt pose on the Swilcan Bridge during the Champion Golfers' Challenge ahead of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 15, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 15: Arnold Palmer hits his tee shot on the first hole during the Champion Golfers' Challenge ahead of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 15, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Arnold Palmer walks off the eighth tee during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Golfweek)
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LATROBE, PA - OCTOBER 04: Jack Nicklaus remembers Arnold Palmer, 'My Rival, My Friend' during the Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Arnold Palmer at the Vincent Basilica, on the campus of Saint Vincent College on October 4, 2016 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Palmer, a golf legend who won 62 PGA tour titles over the course of his career, died on September 25, 2016 at age 87. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
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LATROBE, PA - OCTOBER 04: A portrait of Arnold Palmer and his golf bag are displayed during the Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Arnold Palmer at the Saint Vincent Basilica, on the campus of Saint Vincent College on October 4, 2016 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
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