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19hJohnette Howard

The intersection of what could've been and what came true

Ali. Summitt. Howe. Now, Arnold Palmer. The loss of another sports original has left an irreplaceable void -- a feeling compounded more by what could have been for Marlins star Jose Fernandez.

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Palmer emotional during final trip to St Andrews (1:26)
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2dArnold Palmer | 1929-2016

Infographic: Arnold Palmer leaves legacy on, off golf course

Arnold Palmer served as one of the most iconic figures in the game. One of golf's Big Three along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Palmer was a successful businessman and course designer who will forever be a legend in the golf world.

Founding hospitals and creating drinks part of Palmer's legacy off the course (1:41)
SVP shares a personal story about Arnold Palmer (1:47)
7hTristan Barclay and Alex Perry

Building the ultimate Ryder Cup dream team

While talk has centred on Europe's six rookies and America's final pick of Ryan Moore, ESPN has taken a look back through the ages to put together the ultimate in fantasy lineups.

McIlroy takes Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup (2:43)
Moore falls just short but still really happy with performance (2:23)
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Levy seals Porsche European Open in playoff

Alexander Levy clinched victory at the Porsche European Open in Bavaria, Germany, by seeing off Ross Fisher on the second playoff hole.

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Europe are Ryder Cup favourites - Rotella

Europe should be favourites for the Ryder Cup, but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs, according to Dr Bob Rotella.


Paul Casey on FedExCup and Ryder Cup

Paul Casey opens up to Michael Collins and Jason Sobel about his life, not being in the Ryder Cup and how much winning the FedExCup would mean to him.

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5dBob Harig

Snedeker calls Watson a 'great teammate'

After Bubba Watson was passed over as a Ryder Cup at-large selection, there was conjecture about the reasons, but Brandt Snedeker called Watson a "great" teammate on Wednesday.

What part of McIlroy's game makes him the happiest? (0:29)
Kaymer: No favourite for Ryder Cup (0:38)
Crusoe the dachshund takes to the golf course (0:49)


Leo Spall Deputy Editor 

Rory McIlroy says he wants to win this Ryder Cup more than his previous three because of his close relationship with Darren Clarke. He met Europe's captain when celebrating his 10th birthday at Portrush in Northern Ireland.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

This seems appropriate for Rory McIlroy after his big haul on Sunday in Atlanta where he won the FedEx Cup. The photo is courtesy of Ian Poulter who is A vice captain for Europe.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

The first player interview of the week at the Ryder Cup is a good one. And Rory McIlroy is approximately $11.5-million richer after winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup on Sunday

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Their careers were very different, but there is a place where Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez intersect: es.pn/2deqYPs

Keegan Bradley @Keegan_Bradley

Arnold Palmer is the blue print for every PGA tour player/golfer in the world. Proud to have known him. He's an American hero.

Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

I haven't felt like this since I was a kid watching Reggie Jackson & others crying in the field after Thurman Munson's death.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Players at the Ryder Cup will likely wear a pin this week featuring Arnold Palmer logo. Not just the U.S, either. Captains say both teams will do this together.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Players will likely wear a pin this week featuring Arnold Palmer logo. Not just U.S, either. Captains say both teams will do this together.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Bubba Watson said he had two goals this year: the Olympics and the Ryder Cup. Short of the latter, Watson said he hoped to be an assistant at Hazeltine and captain Davis Love III obliged Monday. He will be the fifth U.S assistant joining Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker and Tom Lehman.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Davis Love III admits the decision on Ryan Moore as the final captain's pick wasn't made until after the final putt at East Lake yesterday.