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Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implant surgery

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Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implant surgery

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Arnold Palmer, right, looks on with his wife, Kathleen, as a video of him is played before an NCAA college football game between Wake Forest and Maryland in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Palmer played golf at Wake Forest and the school dedicated a statue to him last week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Arnold Palmer has had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat.

According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Golf Channel earlier this year produced a three-part documentary called ''Arnie,'' which was broadcast the week after the Masters in April. The seven-time major champion remains one of the most endearing figures in golf.

Palmer turns 85 on Sept. 10.

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