Arnold Daniel Palmer (Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 10 september 1929) is an American golfer.


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As a son of the professional/green keeper on the course of 9 holes of the Latrobe Country Club in LatrobePennsylvania starts Arnold young to play golf. He gets the job soon permission to go early morning or in the evening, if no members are. He goes with a scholarship to Wake Forest University, but consider themselves and goes for three years to the ' Coast Guards '. He has time to play golf. If he wins the U.s. Amateur in 1954, he decides to be professional. Thirteen years later, he is the first golfer who has earned $ 1,000,000.

Palmer is a charismatic person. Partly due to the rise of television has like no other, he contributed to the popular of the sport. He has won 62 tournaments on the US PGA Tour and 10 on theChampions Tour.

The 60 's make him famous. He wins the US Open and the British Open, twice that in the United States barely known. The media start getting to spend more time and attention to golf, and Palmer is their star. In four seasons he obtains 29 victories.

In 2004 he plays for the 50th and last time the Masters. Since 2006 he is playing no tournaments more.

US PGA Tour[Edit]Edit

Between 1955 and 1973, Palmer won 62 tournaments, that is he on the 5th place of the rankings. Only Sam SneadJack NicklausTiger Woods and Ben Hogan won more often.


Year Championship Score Score Lead Number 2
1958 The Masters -4 70-73-68-73 = 284 1 stroke [1]

USADoug Ford[2]Fred HawkinsUSA

1960 The Masters -6 67-73-72-70 = 282 1 stroke [3]

USAKen Venturi

1960 US Open -4 72-71-72-65 = 280 2 strokes [4]

USAJack Nicklaus

1961 The Open Championship -8 70-73-69-72 = 284 1 stroke WalesDai Rees
1962 The Masters -8 70-66-69-75 = 280 Play-off 1 [5]

RSA[6]Gary PlayerUSADow Finsterwald

1962 The Open Championship -12 71-69-67-69 = 276 6 strokes [7]

AUSKel Nagle

1964 The Masters -12 69-68-69-70 = 276 6 strokes [8]

USADave Marr, Jack Nicklaus [9]USA

1 In an 18-hole playoff he won by Gary Player & Dow Finsterwald. He made a score of 68, Player of 71 and Finsterwald by 77.


Champions tour[Edit]Edit

Start In 1980 the Senior PGA Tour, now called the Champions Tour , for players 50 years of age or older.

On 13 October 2006 he stopped playing.


  • Ryder Cup: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1971 and 1973, all won by the United States. In 1963, he is the last playing-captain, he is non-playing captain in 1975.

Golf Course architect[Edit]Edit

In 1971 he buys the Latrobe Country Club, where he grew up. In 1972, Palmer begins with designing golf courses. In 1984 he designs the Tralee Golf Club in Ireland, his first job in Europe.

Arnold Palmer lives in OrlandoFlorida near his golf course, the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. His wife Winnie died in 1999, his most loyal friend is his yellow labrador Mulligan (born 2001). His company moved to Orlando in 2006.

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