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Palmer still sets example of legible autographs

Updated: April 6, 2013, 9:02 AM ET
Associated Press

Arnold Palmer reached for a black pen and a blank piece of paper, and for a moment, he went back in time to the first grade.

"My first year in grade school, my teacher was a lady by the name of Rita Taylor," Palmer said. "The blackboard around the room had `The Palmer Method of Writing,' and that was the system with which we were taught to write."

The King didn't invent the popular method of teaching cursive. Among athletes, he perfected it.

Pen in hand, his right arm moved in ...

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