|MAR ||2004 -- Yankee manager Joe Torre tells reporters that, against the advice of his wife, he signs a new contract after Arnold Palmer tells him he's too young to retire. Palmer and Torre were on a Maui whale-watching expedition when Palmer invited him to golf at Bay Hill. "I said, "After this year, I may be able to take you up on that,'" Torre said. Palmer, startled, asked what he meant. "This is the last year of my contract and I'm going to be 64," Torre said. Palmer replied, "What's that got to do with it? I'm 74 and I'm never going to retire." Soon, Torre signs a two-year contract for $13 million.|
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Statement from Arnold Palmer on the Passing of Billy Casper
"Billy was one of the true gentlemen of the game and a great competitor. He was a better player than most people gave him credit for being and is going to be sorely missed in the golf world. My deepest sympathies go out to Shirley and the family."
Statement from Arnold Palmer
"Charlie Sifford was a great guy. From the day I started winning tournaments, Charlie was on "my team" and a great friend of mine. But, above all, he was a very good player. His record shows it. It's sad to know he's gone."