Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Posted at 8:54 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 22:54:10-04

NEW YORK — Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer died Sunday, the United States Golf Association reports.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87," the tweet read.

Golf Digest tweeted Sunday evening regarding his death.

The circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately clear.

Palmer, of Latrobe Pa., attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a golf scholarship.

He won 62 PGA Tour titles between 1955 and 1973, Golfweek reports.

Palmer was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He remained active until 2006.

He became the first person to win four times at the Masters.

Members of the golf community took to social media Sunday night to mourn Palmer.

Palmer celebrated his 87th birthday on Sept. 10.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen "Kit" Gawthrop, two daughters and a grandson.

This is a developing story, check back for updated information.