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Continued: Correction: Obit-Stranahan story

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He played the next year and tied for 19th.

Stranahan retired from competition in 1964, though he left quite a mark. Beyond his results, he cut an impressive figure with his movie star looks and physique that he enjoyed showing off in tight-fitting shirts. Palmer referred to him as "Muscles."

"He used to carry his weights in a suitcase," Palmer said. "He'd get the bellman to carry the luggage to his room, but it was so heavy they couldn't lift it."

Stranahan married the former Ann Williams in 1953. She became an accomplished amateur golfer until her death in 1975 from cancer. They had three sons — Frank Stranahan Jr., who died in 1966 at age 11 from bone cancer; and James, who died in 1977. Stranahan is survived by his third son, Lance.

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