Who is Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Daniel Palmer was an American professional golfer is generally regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions. His nickname was The King and he was one of golf's most popular stars and seen as a trailblazer, the first superstar of the sport's television age.

Where did Arnold Palmer grow up?

Arnold Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He holds American nationality. He attended Wake Forest College on a golf scholarship. At a young age, he learned golf from his father who has suffered from polio.

Who are Arnold Palmer's Family?

He is the son of a golf pro Milfred J."Deacon" Palmer was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club which allowed young Palmer to accompany his father as he maintained the course. His mother named Doris. There is no information about his siblings.

Is Arnold Palmer Married?

Arnold Palmer was married twice in his life. His first wife Winifred Walzer, whom he met at a tournament in Pennsylvania in 1954. The couple has two daughters together. His wife Winifred died in 1999. In 2005, Palmer married Kathleen Gawthrop.

What did Arnold Palmer die of?

Arnold Palmer died on September 25, 2016, while awaiting heart surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

How many Awards has Arnold Palmer won?

Arnold Palmer won 62 PGA Tour titles form 1955-73. He is fifth on the Tour's all-time victory list, trailing only Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan. He won seven major titles in a six-plus-year domination form the 1958 Masters to the 1964 Masters. He won the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988 and in 1974 was one of the 13 original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.