Golfers Bubba Watson, right, and Rickie Fowler, center, carrying the Ryder Cup Trophy, arrive for a memorial service for golfer Arnold Palmer in the Basilica at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The service at Saint Vincent College in Palmer's hometown was filled with just as much laughter and warmth from stories of the most significant player in the modern game.Mechem set a happy tone by pointing to a large photograph of Palmer with a grin that made everyone feel so important.Palmer won 62 times on the PGA Tour, including seven major titles.The service was another reminder that Palmer was not the greatest golfer who ever lived, or even the best from his generation. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem tried to explain Palmer's popularity by mentioning his attacking style of golf, his appeal on television and the way he carried himself.
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