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Saunders feels a connection to Palmer everywhere he goes

Sam Saunders tried to put his thoughts down on paper, except that it wasn't working.

Instead, he stood behind the podium at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, without notes, just powerful memories. He looked out at nearly 1,000 golf dignitaries from around the world who came to honor his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, whom Saunders eulogized with great eloquence.

"I spoke from the heart, as my granddad always did," Saunders said Thursday as he looked back at the Oct. 4 memorial service for Palmer. "I spoke the truth. I didn't want to make anything up. I didn't want it to just sound good. I just said what I felt and I'm very fortunate that I was able to...

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