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CHASKA, Minn. -- William McGirt took his wife and infant son to Arnold Palmers office at Bay Hill, wanting nothing more than a photo.Palmer, as usual, gave him so much more.Any worries McGirt had about imposing on the King were put to rest as quickly as it took Palmer to reach over and take his son, Mac, out of his arms for the photo.We take the picture and I figure hell hand him back and wait for us to get out of his office, McGirt said Monday. No. We take the picture and he puts Mac on his desk and sits there playing with him. Mac knocked everything off his desk and he was like, `Its OK. He was having fun with him. He was the best at making you feel welcome. He made you feel like youve known him for 30 years.This was the very essence of Palmer, who died Sunday and left a gaping hole in the world of golf.This was the personal touch.Three months before his death, Palmer eased into the chair in his Pennsylvania office and started in on a lifes work that never seemed to end. On the desk next to him was a stack of photos, tournament flags and other memorabilia that fans from across the country had sent him, asking for an autograph.Some days he would sign for 10 minutes, other days an hour, depending on his energy level.But he signed.The walls outside his office are covered with personal letters from presidents dating to Dwight D. Eisenhower and other leaders. Palmer knew them all, and the letters showed how much they cherished their relationship with him.Palmer, however, treated the unknown fans with as much consideration.He made them feel important.Phil Mickelson learned that lesson over the years. The most important Palmer imparted: Never walk past anybody.He always made eye contact. He always acknowledged they were there, Mickelson said. We all try, but we never live up to his standard. He made the difficult look easy.His signature is among the most famous in sport. Everyone can read it, each letter just as legible as the A and the P. One year in his office at Bay Hill, Palmer reached for a black pen and a blank sheet of paper to show how he learned to write. He even remembered the name of his teacher in the first grade, Rita Taylor, and the Palmer Method of Writing that was scrawled on the blackboard.Thats how kids in the 1930s learned to write. The method wasnt named after Palmer. He just perfected it.Moving his large hand in a circular motion until there was a large, black dot on the paper, the King showed that it was about using the arm, not the wrist, as he moved down the line to write his name. No telling how often that signature has been written. As Rocco Mediate said, Palmer autographs dont sell for much because there are probably 8 billion of them.And nothing is more personal than a letter.Gavin Hall, who plays for the Texas Longhorns, was 14 when a letter arrived in the mail from the Bay Hill Invitational in 2009. It was from Palmer, whom he had never met and never did. Hall had played in the prestigious Monroe Invitational in upstate New York that year. Palmers grandson, Sam Saunders, also was in the field. Maybe thats why he wrote.I was pleased to hear of your recent accomplishments on the golf course, the letter begins. It goes on to encourage Hall to stay devoted to the game without dismissing his education.Hall was in a minor state of shock.There was no way it was Arnold Palmer. How in the heck would he know what I did? Hall said Monday. It was amazing. To this day, its the best letter I ever received. Can you believe the amount of people he has reached? How many lives? I never met him, and he still wrote that.Hall, who qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open as an 18-year-old, was one of the younger recipients. But he wasnt alone.Each week, Palmer wrote letters to every player who won on tours large and small. Russell Knox was one of them. He won his first Tour event five years ago outside San Francisco, and a few weeks later received a letter from the King.I called my dad and said: `Youre not going to believe this. Arnold Palmer wrote me a letter, Knox said. He didnt believe me.Palmer kept a tight schedule three years ago. He took time for a visitor before two meetings and lunch with supermodel Kate Upton.He paused before signing a letter to David Frost, who had won on the Champions Tour, and said, Hes playing pretty good. The next letter was to Kevin Streelman, who had won at Innisbrook the week before. Palmer watched the back nine on television and liked what he saw.On the way out the door, an assistant told him that Japanese photographers wanted to take his picture. They were outside his door and when Palmer saw them, he rattled off his best Japanese greeting. His voice was animated. His smile put everyone at ease. The words probably didnt come out the right way. It didnt matter.They all laughed together and Palmer wrapped his arms around one of them and gave her a big hug.Just like they were old friends. Shoes Online UK Review . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Shoes UK From China . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Wholesale Shoes UK Free Shipping . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Shoes Online UK Review . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. INDIANAPOLIS -- T.Y. Hilton blamed himself for not doing enough in the Indianapolis Colts first two games this season.He made amends for it Sunday.The smallest receiver on the Colts roster came up big twice, making an acrobatic 8-yard catch on fourth-and-7 to keep the Colts drive alive following the 2-minute warning, then spinning away from safety Dexter McCoil for a 63-yard TD pass that gave Indy its first win of the season.I caught one (like that) earlier in the game, I caught it and just kind of started going down and I said, `Im not going to go down anymore. If theyre going to tackle me, its going to take two or three of them, Hilton said after the 26-22 victory over San Diego . Once I caught it, I saw a safety and he didnt I think saw him so he tried to hit me and I just spun off and did the rest.Right on cue.On Wednesday, Hilton referred to his four-catch, 41-yard game at Denver as unacceptable. And at the same time he was promising his injured friend, Donte Moncrief, that he had his back, Hilton was still trying to shake off the frustration of catching 10 passes for 120 yards in Indys two losses.At the same time, his body was sore, too.So coach Chuck Pagano gave Hilton an extra day off Friday and it appeared to work.Hilton was his old self against the Chargers (1-2), catching balls, turning short throws into long plays and zig-zagging around the field to make defenders miss.He finished with eight catches, 174 yards and the winning TD. It was his highest catch total since a 10-reception game against Cleveland on Dec. 7, 2014, and his highest yardage total since a 223-yard day against Houston on Oct. 9, 2014.It wasnt fruustrating, I just wasnt giving my team a chance to win, Hilton said when asked about his slow start to this season.ddddddddddddThey look for me to make big plays and I wasnt doing that the first two games and I told them, `Im going to be the difference-maker today. I said earlier in the week, `I want to put it on me, put the game on me and thats what I did today.On a day Andrew Luck went 24 of 37 with 331 yards and one interception, he looked Hiltons way on almost a third of his pass attempts.Hilton wound up catching all but three of the throws, including the one that prevented Indy (1-2) from starting 0-3 for the first time in five years.It isnt doomsday, you know, but it is, coach Chuck Pagano said, explaining how important Sundays victory was.Luck, who missed practiced Wednesday and was limited Thursday because of a sore throwing shoulder, struggled at times and for the second straight week watched a defensive player scoop up one of his fumbles and return it for a score.So with Luck a little off on his accuracy, including the fourth-down throw, it was Hilton who delivered the two most important plays in Indys young season.If anyones going to keep good on his promise, its going to be T.Y, left tackle Anthony Castonozo said. Im just baffled on how fast he is. On that last one, obviously I saw it, the ball was out and I could see where he was at. Just seeing him run away from guys, stop and starting, its real impressive stuff.---Online: AP NFL website: and ' ' '

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