Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at age 87

- Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has died at age 87 according to the United States Golf Association.

Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and helped propel the game just as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age of 87, the U.S. Golf Association and golf media reported.
 
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87," the USGA said on Twitter.   
 
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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