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Schmuck: Heat, humidity at Senior Players provide conditions that Arnold Palmer considered no sweat in '02

Schmuck: Heat, humidity at Senior Players provide conditions that Arnold Palmer considered no sweat in '02

It’s something of a Baltimore tradition. The PGA Tour Champions comes to town and is greeted by enough heat and humidity to turn a pre-round driving range session into a dance with dehydration.

Well, at least it isn’t hard to get loose.

The Constellation Senior Players Championship began Thursday at Caves Valley Golf Club with a projected heat index — according to one forecast — of 105 degrees, which brought back memories of the 2002 Senior Open played under similarly steamy conditions.

That event featured a 72-year-old Arnold Palmer, whose life and legendary career will be celebrated here with Saturday billed as “Arnold Palmer Appreciation Day,” and I had the honor of...

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