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The first 40: The Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Arnold Palmer Invitational­—or the Bay Hill Citrus Classic as it was known at the time—first landed on Arnold Palmer’s famous golf club 40 years ago, in 1979.

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Pretty Big: high-class SUVs

If you see the Spirit of Ecstasy or a Flying B soaring somewhat higher off the road than usual these days, it’s because the consumer demand for SUVs (which recently caused Ford to drop its sedans entirely) has finally reached the high table.

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Florida Swing: The Power of 4

Two tournaments in successive weeks in the same US state is a “double-stop”, three in a row is almost a “Swing” but not quite; it’s a handy triple.

Florida & Golf: Paradise Found

U.S. Army troops stationed here in the 1830s called it “this most barren, swampy and good-for-nothing peninsula,” but today Florida is one of the world’s most popular destinations.

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Bubba Watson: Home comforts

Bubba Watson has traveled the world and he and his family have lived in Arizona and Orlando, but for Watson there really is just no place like home, which is in the Florida Panhandle. Watson spoke to Dave Shedloski about his home comforts.

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Webb Simpson: Olympic achievement

Webb Simpson is the defending champion this week in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, and the 33-year-old once talked to Kingdom about his close friendship and association with Arnold Palmer, which began when Simpson attended Wake Forest on a Palmer scholarship.

Pure Original

For those in search of a bespoke icon, something universally admired, globally proven, impressively useful and immensely personal, UK firm Arkonik will build you the best Land Rover Defender on the road today.

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Golf Coast: Florida’s Gulf Coast

Scattered along Florida’s more than 660 miles of beaches are quite a few golf gems, and while many of the brightest shine along the state’s Atlantic Coast and in the Miami area, Florida’s Gulf Coast has its own lustrous jewels.

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