Palmer 'fine,' will be at Masters

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:19 PM
Last updated 3:56 PM
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Arnold Palmer’s recent hospitalization won’t keep him away from Augusta and the Masters Tournament next week.

Arnold Palmer signs autographs while sitting in his golf cart during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (  ap
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Arnold Palmer signs autographs while sitting in his golf cart during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (
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Palmer’s longtime assistant, Doc Giffin, said Tuesday by e-mail that “Arnold is fine and will be there.”

The four-time Masters champion will attend the Tuesday night Champions Dinner, play in Wednesday’s Par-3 Contest and then join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as honorary starters on Thursday morning.

Palmer, 82, was hospitalized Sunday night as a precaution because of high blood pressure from new medication. He normally greets the champion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the final hole, but was unable to do so with tournament winner Tiger Woods this year.

Palmer was released from the hospital Monday and returned to work.

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justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/27/12 - 02:03 pm
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Outstanding.

Outstanding.

Jake
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Jake 03/27/12 - 03:42 pm
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I don't know how many more

I don't know how many more years Arnie has left but it won't be the same in Augusta in April when he is gone. Long live the "King"!
I used to work the concession stand near #5 back in 1966 and things were fairly quiet until Arnie's Army would come through and then it was like ants all over a junebug.

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