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Video: Jimmy Roberts sits down with Arnold Palmer

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During Thursday's first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, NBC Sports' Jimmy Roberts sat down with tournament host Arnold Palmer for a quick but wide-ranging interview. Among the topics discussed:

• On today's crop of young stars.

"Well, they're a little diferent," Palmer said. "They're more aggressive, And they're good. They're good players. I'm very pleased to see them, know them, talk to them, and I'm impressed."

• On why he makes sure his autograph is legible:

"I just started out that way as a boy. I always figured if you're going to give somebody an autograph, give it to them so they can read it."

• On who were his sports heroes as a boy:

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"Babe Ruth. That would be one. I liked the way that he did things ..."

• On the recent work done at Bay Hill to improve the course:

"I'm surprised. I'm surprised that it turned out as good as it did. The super did a great job. He has been working hard to give the golf course the touch that it needed. The fairways are like putting greens. The golf course overall is better than it's ever been in the history of the club."

For the entire interview, click on the video.