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  •  Mannie - while few will ever play there (0+ / 0-)

    In the earlier days of The Masters it was common for soldiers from Ft. Gordon to be given passes to attend for free. Now that it has become such an international event, and tickets are not even available to the public to be purchased, there are no more soldiers from Ft. Gordon. However, when they did regularly attend they had a favorite, Arnold Palmer, and the soldiers in their summer khaki uniforms would follow Palmer from hole to hole as he played the course. This was how the term "Arnie's Army" came to pass. From that point on all of Palmer's fans who would follow his play in any tournament were referred to as Arnie's Army.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 08:25:48 AM PDT

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