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A somber tribute to Arnold Palmer as Masters begins

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters began Thursday with two ceremonial tee shots and one empty chair. In a somber tribute to Arnold Palmer, who died in September, Augusta National chairman Billy Payne escorted Palmer’s widow to the first tee for the honorary start. Payne also carried Palmer’s green jacket and draped it over a chair where Palmer had sat last April. This is the first Masters without the King since 1954. “The almost unbearable sadness we feel at the passing of Arnold is surpassed only by the love and affection for him that will always...

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