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Arnie still going for it, sort of, at 81

Posted on: March 26, 2011 1:33 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 1:35 pm
 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arnold Palmer is 81, but the King's spirit is as young and willing as it ever was.

Case in point:

Saturday, his grandson Sam Saunders was playing the par-5 16th hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, paired with veteran Kevin Streelman.

Palmer rolled up in an electric cart ot watch a few holes. Another man in the cart said to Palmer, "This would be a good hole for Sam to pick up a shot."

Palmer smiled.

"A good hole to pick up two shots," Palmer corrected.

Streelman and caddie Mike Christensen loved it.

"Classic Arnold," Christensen said.

Saunders, playing on a sponsor exemption, shot 69.

"First time I have seen him," Christensen said, "but he's good enough to play out here."
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