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Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with ...
Rory McIlroy rolled in a 14-foot birdie putt at the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to edge Ryan Moore for the USPGA Tour Championship and claim the $10 million FedExCup playoff bonus. With the playoff prize and the $1.53 million winner's check, four-time major champion McIlroy earned a total payday of $11.53 million at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia. "It was incredible," said McIlroy, who with his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship has won $13.81 million in the playoffs.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebels, Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, are due to sign a historic peace deal Monday to end a five-decade war. The guests will include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and a cortege of Latin American leaders -- notably Cuban President Raul Castro, whose country hosted the nearly four-year-long peace talks that produced a final deal on August 24. The FARC, a Marxist guerrilla group, launched its war on the Colombian government in 1964, in the aftermath of a peasant uprising that was brutally put down by the army.