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Palmer named "Newsmaker of the Century"

Arnold Palmer was honoured Thursday as Golf World magazine's Newmaker of the Century.

"Arnold Palmer stands out for his contributions to golf, both on and off the course," Golf World editor Terry Galvin said. "Few athletes in the 20th century have proven more popular with fans, colleagues and corporate America."

Palmer won 60 PGA Tour titles, seven major championships, four tour money titles, and helped launch the Senior PGA Tour.

Golf World also honored top newsmakers for each decade, selecting Harry Vardon (00s), Francis Quimet (10s), Bobby Jones (20s), Gene Sarazen (30s), Byron Nelson (40s), Ben Hogan (50s), Palmer (60s), Jack Nicklaus (70s), Seve Ballesteros (80s) and Tiger Woods (90s).