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Palmer to attend centenary Australian Open

Golf legend Arnold Palmer, 74, has accepted an invitation to attend the centenary Australian Open championship in Sydney.

Palmer, a former Australian Open champion, will not play in the championship, to be held at The Australian in Sydney from November 25-28, but he will play an exhibition round at the Australian Golf Club before the event.

He'll also join other centenary celebrations including a gala dinner on November 23.

The Australian Golf Union has invited all living Australian Open champions to attend the centenary event.

Palmer won seven Majors and 62 titles times on the US PGA Tour.

His finest moment in Australia came in 1966 when he won the Australian Open at Royal Queensland Golf Club by five shots from Kel Nagle.

Palmer said he is looking forward to the trip.

"It will be very nice to be on hand for this year's Australian Open, one of the important international titles on my record that I've always prized. It's been quite a while since I was in Australia, so I'm expecting to renew some old acquaintances when I am there," he said in a statement.

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