As a son of the professional/green keeper on the course of 9 holes of the Latrobe Country Club in Latrobe, Pennsylvania 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.
- 1955: Canadian Open
- 1956: Insurance City Open, Eastern Open
- 1957: Houston Open, Azalea Open Invitational, Rubber City Open Invitational, San Diego Open Invitational
- 1958: St. Petersburg Open Invitational, The Masters, Pepsi Championship
- 1959: Thunderbird Invitational, Oklahoma City Open Invitational, West Palm Beach Open Invitational
- 1960: Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic, Texas Open Invitational, Baton Rouge Open Invitational, Pensacola Open Invitational, The Masters, U.S. Open, Insurance City Open Invitational, Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational
- 1961: San Diego Open Invitational, Phoenix Open Invitational, Baton Rouge Open Invitational, Texas Open Invitational, Western Open, The Open Championship
- 1962: Palm Springs Golf Classic, Phoenix Open Invitational, The Masters, Texas Open Invitational, Tournament of Champions, Colonial National Invitation, The Open Championship, American Golf Classic
- 1963: Los Angeles Open, Phoenix Open Invitational, Pensacola Open Invitational, Thunderbird Classic Invitational, Cleveland Open Invitational, Western Open, Whitemarsh Open Invitational
- 1964: The Masters, Oklahoma City Open Invitational
- 1965: Tournament of Champions
- 1966: Los Angeles Open, Tournament of Champions, Houston Champions International
- 1967: Los Angeles Open, Tucson Open Invitational, American Golf Classic, Thunderbird Classic
- 1968: Bob Hope Desert Classic, Kemper Open
- 1969: Heritage Golf Classic, Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic
- 1970: National Four-Ball Championship PGA Players (with Jack Nicklaus)
- 1971: Bob Hope Desert Classic, Florida Citrus Invitational, Westchester Classic, National Team Championship (with Jack Nicklaus)
- 1973: Bob Hope Desert Classic
|1958||The Masters||-4||70-73-68-73 = 284||1 stroke|||
|1960||The Masters||-6||67-73-72-70 = 282||1 stroke|||
|1960||US Open||-4||72-71-72-65 = 280||2 strokes|||
|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|||
|1962||The Open Championship||-12||71-69-67-69 = 276||6 strokes|||
|1964||The Masters||-12||69-68-69-70 = 276||6 strokes|||
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.
- 1956: Colombia Open
Start In 1980 the Senior PGA Tour, now called the Champions Tour , for players 50 years of age or older.
- 1980: PGA Senior Championship
- 1981: U.s. Senior Open
- 1982: Marlboro Classic, Denver Post Champions of Golf
- 1983: Boca Grove Seniors Classic
- 1984: PGA Senior Championship, Senior Tournament Players Championship, Quadel Seniors Classic
- 1985: Senior Tournament Players Championship
- 1988: Crestar Classic
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.
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 Orlando, Florida 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.