Arnold Palmer

Golfer

1929 –

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Who is Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Daniel Palmer is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King," he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. Palmer's social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals; Palmer's humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a more democratic sport accessible to middle and working classes. Palmer is part of "The Big Three" in golf, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Born
Sep 10, 1929
Latrobe
Also known as
  • arnold_palmer
  • Arnold Daniel Palmer
  • The King
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wake Forest University
Employment
  • Co-Founder, Golf Channel
    (1995 - )
Lived in
  • Pittsburgh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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