Nicklaus will play only in good weather

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus said Saturday he may not play in next year's tournament if weather conditions are as bad as they were this year.

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Weir leads, Woods rallies at the Masters

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Long day for former Masters champions

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- Golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player got what they wanted last month.

Revised Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Masters, both of which are scheduled to be played Friday, April 11. The schedule was revised after t

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Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Masters as revised by tournament officials after rain forced a 30-minute delay in the start of the t

Palmer rues missed Masters chances

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods will try to win his third straight Masters this week. Arnold Palmer feels he should have done so long ago.

Masters goes on without Sam Snead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- The Masters will go on Thursday without Sam Snead, a three-time champion of the event who, at the time of his death last year, had been to the Augusta National

Palmer forces change at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Jack Stephens was chairman of the Masters eight years ago when the tournament honored Arnold Palmer by placing a plaque with his name on it near the 16th tee.
MIKE RABUN, UPI Sports Writer

Masters Facts and Figures

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Facts and figures concerning the 2003 Masters:

Masters Champions

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Past winners of the Masters, including winning score. x-denotes victory in a playoff.

Masters Field

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Past performances of this year's competitors in the Masters. Listing appearances, including this year's (App.); number of cuts made (Cuts); number of top 10 fin

Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Masters. The first time listed is for Thursday, April 10. The second time is for Friday, April 11. T
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Arnold Palmer
SLP2000052812- 28 MAY 2000- AUGUSTA, MISSOURI, USA: Senior PGA golfer Arnold Palmer, watches his ball fly out of a bunker and onto the green on the 17th hole, during the third round of play at the Boone Valley Classic, May 26.bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Arnold Daniel Palmer (born September 10, 1929) is an American golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King," he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer because he was the first star of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. He is part of "The Big Three" in golf along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player who are widely credited with popularizing and commercialising the sport around the world.

Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He learned golf from his father, Deacon Palmer, who was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, allowing young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course. He attended Wake Forest University, on a golf scholarship. He left upon the death of close friend Bud Worsham, and enlisted in the Coast Guard, where he served for three years and had some time to continue to hone his golf skills. Palmer gathered himself, and returned to competitive golf. His win in the 1954 U.S. Amateur made him decide to try the pro tour for a while, and he and new bride Winifred Walzer (whom he had met at a Pennsylvania tournament) traveled the circuit for 1955. Palmer won the 1955 Canadian Open in his rookie season, and raised his game systematically for the next several seasons.

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