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Orlando is home to many touring pros

Updated: March 16, 2005, 2:37 PM ET
By Steve Elling | Golf World

It has been almost 50 years since Arnold Palmer first set a spiked foot in Orlando, then a humble little town that featured a smattering of cozy golf courses, the intoxicating smell of orange blossoms and hundreds of sparkling lakes decorating the sandy, rolling terrain. Palmer had been looking for somewhere to spend his winters and was fast smitten by the pace of the place.

"I loved the quaintness of Orlando in those days," Palmer says. "It was an old farm town, a great place, but not really ...

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