USPS unveils new stamp to honor Arnold Palmer

Thousands gather in Latrobe to say farewell to Arnold Palmer

WASHINGTON — "With drive and charisma, he helped transform a game": that's the reasoning behind the U.S. Postal Service choosing golfer Arnold Palmer to honor with a new stamp.

According to agency officials, the stamp features an action photograph of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

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According to the Golf Channel, Palmer won 7 majors and had 62 PGA Tour wins. He was the first golfer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and "was the most beloved golfer of all time."

The Palmer stamp is part of a new collection issued for 2020. The Postal Service said it celebrates people, events and cultural milestones unique to U.S. history each year with new stamps. The 2020 crop includes stamps featuring the Lunar New Year, a heart, journalist Gwen Ifill, wild orchids, the state of Maine, the Harlem Renaissance and more.

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