Arnold Palmer

Golfer Arnold Palmer Full Name: Arnold Palmer
Nationality:

American

Profession: Golfer
Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest players in the history of golf, Palmer was one of the Big Three - along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player - who greatly popularized golf in the 1950s and 60s.

In his career he won 62 PGA Tours and was one of the original 13 inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Born: September 10, 1929
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: September 25, 2016 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Complications from heart problems

Married Life

  • 2005-01-26 Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

Historical Events in the Life of Arnold Palmer

  • 1958-04-06 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284
  • 1960-04-10 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282
  • 1960-06-18 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver
  • 1961-07-15 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1962-04-09 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
  • 1962-07-13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 1964-04-12 28th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
  • 1972-03-06 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
  • 1984-06-04 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years

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