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Jack Nicklaus remembers Arnold Palmer as icon, legend, friend

The boy Jack Nicklaus met "The King" Arnold Palmer Sept. 25, 1958, at Athens Country Club in southeast Ohio. They were paired together for an exhibition round on "Dow Finsterwald Day," celebrating the reigning winner of the PGA Championship. Their ferocious yet friendly rivalry began with a driving contest on the first hole. Nicklaus, the 18-year-old Ohioan amateur, prevailed.

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Final US pick Ryan Moore ready for Ryder Cup debut

Ryan Moore had just placed second in the Tour Championship, capping a strong weekend in Atlanta with a narrow playoff loss to Rory McIlroy , when he began to load up his gear in the parking lot about 45 minutes later, a flight home to Las Vegas with his family fast approaching.

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US Ryder Cup team works on togetherness; will it take?

In the many months since their side lost another one, prospective U.S. Ryder Cup members dined at Jack Nicklaus' Florida home, lobbed wedge shots on the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots' turfed field and were fitted en masse for designer outfits 12 of them will proudly unveil this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Arnold Palmer and Masters share eternal bond

As the story opens, borrowed from the pages of Ian O'Connor's book "Arnie & Jack," when Arnold Palmer arrived at his first Masters in 1955 it was in the driver's seat of a beat-up two-door Ford. The year was 1955. Riding shotgun was his pregnant wife, Winnie. They were hitched to a small trailer in which they would spend their tournament nights.

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